Sunday 25 September 2016

Third time's the charm: Kate Middleton recycles Alexander McQueen dress yet again

Published 20/05/2016 | 13:56

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen in 2011, 2014 and 2016
Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen in 2011, 2014 and 2016
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walks with sailor Ben Ainslie as she arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Summerfield Community Centre, on August 19, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The Centre is at the heart of the Winson Green Community which was very badly affected by the riots last week. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walks with sailor Ben Ainslie as she arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during an official visit to Bletchley Park on June 18, 2014 in Bletchley, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walks with sailor Ben Ainslie as she arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth

The queen of recycled fashion has struck again.

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Kate Middleton's refreshing approach to fashion has earned her positive headlines yet again as she wore a nautical Alexander McQueen dress for the third time on official royal duties.

Despite the fact that she has an endless bank of designers clamouring to dress her, the Duchess of Cambridge often prefers to break the cardinal sin of style in the public eye and repeat her wardrobe choies.

At an event with sailor Ben Ainslie in Portsmouth today, style stalkers noticed spotted her navy and white midi dress by her designer of choice.

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth

The mother-of-two is a patron of the 1851 Trust, which aims to bring the America's Cup back to where it all began in 1851.

She is a keen sailor and famously beat her husband Prince William in a race of New Zealand's Auckland Harbour when they toured the country in 2014.

Her latest engagement comes days after she celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday at Windsor Castle alongside her husband of five years and brother-in-law Prince Harry among a host of selected stars.

Read more: The real reason why Kate Middleton and Prince William don't hold hands in public

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Summerfield Community Centre, on August 19, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The Centre is at the heart of the Winson Green Community which was very badly affected by the riots last week. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Summerfield Community Centre, on August 19, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The Centre is at the heart of the Winson Green Community which was very badly affected by the riots last week. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Kate recently opened up about the family's matriach joy at welcoming great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte in 2015.

"The Queen was very pleased that she was a girl," she told the ITV Documentary Our Queen at 90. "The Queen is very fond of Charlotte and takes an interest in what she gets up to.

"Every time we stay with her, she leaves a little gift for George and Charlotte in their rooms. I think that just goes to show her love for [George and Charlotte] and for the family."

Kate also said she was delighted to have a daughter.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during an official visit to Bletchley Park on June 18, 2014 in Bletchley, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during an official visit to Bletchley Park on June 18, 2014 in Bletchley, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

"It's very special having a new little girl…I feel very, very lucky that George has got a little sister," she said. "The Queen was really thrilled that it was a little girl, and I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here."

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walks with sailor Ben Ainslie as she arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walks with sailor Ben Ainslie as she arrives to visit Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust in Portsmouth

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