Fans of the Duchess of Cambridge want to buy the outfit she wore for her first solo Royal engagement

Kate Middleton could be set to save a defunct fashion label after wearing one of its designs during her first public Royal engagement without husband Prince William.

Kate, 30, attended an exhibition by the late Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery last week in a grey coat dress by high street label Jesire, which stopped trading last August.

‘To say we have been inundated with inquiries about this design is an understatement to say the least,’ former managing director Martyn Vines tells the Daily Express.

‘I had a text first thing in the morning from my colleague Kelly Bird saying: “Oh my God, Kate Middleton is wearing Jesire“.

‘We have been asked so many times: “When will you be bringing back Jesire?” and after this week you can imagine even more so.’

Kate teamed the chic design – which has an oversized collar – with a black box clutch, matching belt and Jimmy Choo heels.

It was her first time stepping out alone in an official capacity since RAF co-pilot Wills, 29, was posted to the Falklands for 6 weeks at the beginning of this month.

‘I can only imagine how many sales we would have had today if we were still operating,’ Martyn tells the Sun.

‘I’ve let the owners in Hong Kong know about it and I hope to hear from them.

‘It would be great to see Jesire re-emerge in the UK.’ 

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