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Prince William sparks searches for velvet blazers for men – here’s where to get yours

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Prince William donned a velvet jacket at the Earthshot Prize 2021. (Getty Images)

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We’re sure that Prince William is used to the spotlight being firmly on his wife’s ensemble when they attend events together.

The Duchess of Cambridge never ceases to get it right when it comes to fashion, and effortlessly bags all the attention with her – often repurposed – wardrobe.

But on Sunday evening at the Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, everyone was talking about the future king’s incredible racing-green velvet jacket.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021. (Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021. (Getty Images)

Prince William turned heads by ditching his usual evening blazer for a textured velvet design. (Getty Images)

Prince William turned heads by ditching his usual evening blazer for a textured velvet design. (Getty Images)

Searches for velvet blazers have soared since the sartorial statement. (Getty Images)

Searches for velvet blazers have soared since the sartorial statement. (Getty Images)

The suave buy is from Reiss. William first wore the £285 piece back in in 2019 at a charity gala and royal fans loved it then, too.

This time, the royal paired the jacket with a black roll neck, a classic look that oozes elegance and sophistication.

Following Prince William’s recent sartorial success, searches for men’s velvet blazers jumped 52% in less than a day, while searches for black polo neck jumpers increased 22%, according to fashion search platform Lyst.

Sadly, the Duke’s blazer is sold out, but we weren’t going to let the look go without at least having a scroll through the internet for acceptable lookalikes.

And luckily, we found eight velvet blazers that are reminiscent of the Duke’s own and will certainly make just as much of a statement when paired with a polo neck – or even a white shirt – for an evening extravaganza.

From Marks & Spencer to Moss Bros, here are the velvet blazers that look as though they’d get the royal stamp of approval too.

8 velvet blazers that look a lot like Prince William’s own

Regular Fit Cotton Velvet Blazer | £99 from Marks & Spencer

Highgate Velvet Blazer | £125 (Was £250) from Boden

Ace Velvet Blazer | £298 from Reiss

Slim Fit Blue Velvet Dress Jacket | £129 from Moss Bros

Navy Velvet Shawl Blazer | £90 from Next

Zadig&Voltaire single-breasted velvet blazer | £480 from Farfetch

Shujin Mens Velvet Blazer | £32.99 from Amazon

Men’s Premium Velvet Notch Lapel Tuxedo | £79.99 from Amazon

Slim-fit tuxedo jacket in cotton velvet | £419 from Hugo Boss

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