Kate Middleton Dazzles in Recycles Her Blue Coat Dress at Her Friend’s Wedding

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Kate Middleton Dazzles in Recycles Her Blue Coat Dress at Her Friend’s Wedding

Thrifty Kate strikes again! Duchess recycles a Catherine Walker coat to avoid stealing the limelight on her friend’s big day – and experiments with a custom headband from a favourite milliner
Duchess of Cambridge attended friend Sophie Carter’s wedding on Saturday
Kate, 36, avoided stealing the spotlight by recycling a Catherine Walker coat
The considerate royal has used the styling trick at other high-profile nuptials
She also experimented with a bold floral headband by Juliette Botterill Millinery

The Duchess of Cambridge regularly grabs headlines with her wardrobe choices.

But considerate Kate did her best to avoid the fanfare when she attended a friend’s wedding over the weekend.

The 36-year-old royal recycled a Catherine Walker coat to watch childhood friend Sophie Carter tie the knot with Robert Suggs at St Andrew’s Church in Letheringsett, Norfolk, on Saturday.

She previously wore the striking periwinkle blue garment during the royal visit to Berlin in July last year.

It is not the first time the Duchess has donned a previously worn garment for a wedding.

Indeed it has been noted the Duchess appears to make a point of re-wearing her old outfits for a very important reason – so as not to upstage the bride.

Kate used the same styling trick at a number of previous weddings, most notably the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s in May when she wore a version of a favourite Alexander McQueen coat.

Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

And during her pregnancy with Prince George the Duchess attended the wedding of William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene, again knowing that all eyes would be on her bump in anticipation of the birth of her first child.

She chose a very low key outfit in the form of a £38 polka dot dress from Topshop she had worn a month earlier to visit the opening of the Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire.

Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Meanwhile Kate deflected the limelight at the wedding of Zara Phillips to rugby player Mike Tindall in July 2011 by wearing a Day Birger et Mikkelsen coat she had sported for Laura Parker Bowles’ wedding five years earlier.

However Kate updated her look for Sophie’s wedding with a playful new accessory.

The Duchess paired the trusty Catherine Walker number with a daring custom headband by Juliette Botterill Millinery.

Kate chose an icy blue style from the designer for Trooping the Colour this year.

Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The mother-of-three finished the look with the same blue topaz and white gold jewellery set she wore with the coat in Germany.

Prince William, 36, looked his dapper best in a coat and tails wearing a dove grey waistcoat and a sky blue shirt to accompany his wife to the wedding.

Their eldest children, Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, three, served as page boy and bridesmaid at the nuptials, but five-month-old son Prince Louis stayed at home.

Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The Cambridges are reported to have arrived at the ceremony in a farmer’s truck, decorated with flowers and ribbons.

Five-year-old George – in a collarless white shirt, sky-blue knickerbockers, white stockings and white loafers – seemed in particularly playful mood.

A source told People magazine that George was ‘the leader of the pack’ and said that the five-year-old was ‘having a great time’.

He laughed and giggled – and even led his fellow pageboys in a game of soldiers, marching around the church drive after the ceremony. Earlier he had poked his head out of the church porch several times as he waited for the bride to arrive.

Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
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Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend's Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte Giggle and Joke at Their Close Friend’s Wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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