Kate Middleton Recycles Two Outfits in One Weekend


Kate Middleton black-and-white swirl-printed silk dress
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The duchess makes a bold statement in a black-and-white print dress and chic topper.

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She may have celebrated Trooping the Colour in an ivory Alexander McQueen coatdress valued at nearly four grand, but the Duchess of Cambridge hasn't abandoned her thriftiness at the throne.

June 11th saw the new royal skipping McQueen in favor of a black-and-white swirl-printed silk dress paired with black pumps, Anya Hindmarch's silk Maud clutch (last seen at her meeting with the Obamas), and the same black straw hat she'd worn earlier in the day, to attend the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen, the "royal matchmaker" credited with helping her and Prince William reunite after their 2007 breakup.

Kate Middleton blue jacquard coat dress
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Catherine wears blue jacquard coat dress with a coordinating fascinator.

The hat and clutch weren't the only things making an encore; the then-Kate Middleton first wore the graphic black-and-white print dress in 2007 for a night out with sister Pippa.

And the next day presented another opportunity to trot out an old favorite. The newlywed—who previously "recycled" her brown herringbone Katherine Hooker coat—attended a church service in honor of Prince Philip's 90th birthday in a blue jacquard coatdress originally worn to a wedding in 2009.

To keep the coat looking fresh, Catherine added a cream clutch, her beloved nude L.K. Bennett pumps, and a periwinkle straw fascinator to what appears to be her $90 post-wedding Zara dress.

Royals ... they're just like us!

Meanwhile, Pippa Middleton's early modeling photos have been revealed.

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