Kate Middleton tries a new trouser shape for the first time as her modern makeover continues

The Duchess of Cambridge's style overhaul continued today as she arrived in Cyprus wearing a chic pair of trousers.

Over the years Kate Middleton has been partial to a pair of skinny jeans but never has she been seen in a smart wide-leg pair of trousers for a public engagement.

To the surprise of those who like to keep a close eye on the royal's wardrobe, the 36-year-old shunned her usual modest knee-length dress and trusty nude LK Bennett heels, which have undoubtedly been her staple for past seven years since marrying into the royal family. Instead, favouring a chic pair of dark navy trousers with an accented flared fit.

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at RAF Akrotiri (Getty Images)

The mum-of-three paired the new trousers with a £576 tailored blazer by Canadian brand Smythe, aptly called the 'Duchess Wool Blazer'.

The Duchess of Cambridge wears 'Duchess' blazer by Smythe (PA Wire/PA Images)

If the brand rings a bell, it's because it is a favourite of sister-in-law Meghan Markle. Possibly hinting that the pregnant duchess could be the inspiration behind Kate's modern makeover.

This would be third outfit in recent weeks that has seen Kate break longstanding style boundaries. Her wardrobe has been noticeably more contemporary, which started in the accessory department as she wore a catwalk-approved bow in her hair and hoop earrings to UCL in late November, the latter being an accessory she continued to champion in Cyprus.

A mere 24-hours prior to the visit she had also given us a masterclass in autumn/winter 2018 fashion, attending a Christmas party at Kensington Palace in an on-trend cardigan and checked skirt.

Kate still carried her usual clutch bag style (Getty Images)

She did, however, stay true to her style roots in one department and that was carrying a clutch bag from one of her most-beloved labels, L K Bennett.

Having now completed a trifecta of trendy ensembles, we think it is safe to say that Kate has entered a new era of duchess dressing.

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