REGAL, chic and relaxed glam Kate Middleton has shown us it all through her walking wardrobe. 

So much so, she created “the Kate effect” which refers to the trend effect that she has on others, from cosmetic surgery for brides, to sales of coral-coloured jeans. 

And after 10 years, and three children, the Duchess of Cambridge is still slipping into the same outfits she first wore at the start of her royal career. 

Yesterday, the royal wore an emerald Erdem coat that she first wore in 2014 for a visit to Kew Gardens with Prince William. 

The 39-year-old paired the coat with a green jumper and wide-leg black trousers, proving her figure to be timeless and just how well she has managed to maintain her slender frame. 

Over the years, the Duchess of Cambridge has often opted to recycle the same clothing items she wore before becoming a mother. 


Many of the stylish pieces were worn before Prince George was born in 2013, Princess Charlotte who was born in 2015 and Prince Louis who was born in 2018. 

Making it the ultimate statement item, the Duchess will regularly step out in a £495 scarlet Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit.

She first wore this when she was 29-years-old while making a trip back from St Andrews University in 2011 for her second public engagement with William. 

The style queen then wore the same suit again in 2014 on a royal tour of New Zealand, having welcomed Prince George the year before.

And in 2017 she donned the suit for a third as she visited the Mitchell Brook Primary school, in north London – having welcomed Princess Charlotte.

Kate also did similar with her recycled blue Alexander McQueen coat as she has worn it four times. 

The Duchess first wore the coat dress in 2014 while she toured New Zealand, while she was also seen wearing it previously at the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets.

Kate was pictured in the coat a second time later that year, as she joined Prince William in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 

In 2016, Kate wore the coat again as she joined the Air Cadets to mark their 75th anniversary, as Honorary Air Commandant of the organisation in London. 

And in 2019, she paired the £2,345 coat with navy heels and a Asprey’s 1781 Pochette in blueberry bullskin clutch as she joined her husband Prince William at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead.

Another signature look the Duchess has reworn is her burgundy Paule Ka suit, having first been seen in the outfit in October 2012 while visiting the Middle temple Inn in London. 

And two children later she was spotted wearing the jacket and skirt again as she visited a neuroscience lab in the capital in November 2018. 

Kate also has worn a Reiss coat which she first stepped out in while joining then boyfriend William for a families 30th birthday bash in November 2007. 

It has remained in the wardrobe since, and was brought out in their Irish royal tour years later. 

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Fashion stylist Lucas Armitage told Fabulous that Meghan has now shunned her “uncomfortable royal uniform” and has now returned to her pre-palace wardrobe after stepping back from the royal family.

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