Thrifty Kate Middleton recycles glam evening gown

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


She’s known as the thrifty Duchess, whose gained public praise by regularly sporting recycled outfits at official events.

And Kate Middleton has done it again, by re-wearing this stunning designer gown, created by Jenny Packham.

The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, who has just come back from maternity leave after giving birth to Prince Louis in April, attended the Tusk Conservation Awards in London with Prince William last night.

Kate Middleton recycled a Jenny Packham dress last night that she wore in 2012 to an Olympics event. Photo: Getty Images
The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, who has just come back from maternity leave after giving birth to Prince Louis in April, attended the Tusk Conservation Awards in London with Prince William last night. Photo: Getty Images

Kate, who beamed at photographers as she arrived with a dapper-looking Prince William, wore the exact same green gown she wore in 2012, for an Olympics event at Royal Albert Hall.

We can hardly blame the Duchess for wanting to give this gown another run in the spotlight.

The stunning dress is perfectly tailored to Kate’s slim body, has a daring lace back and an almost mermaid-like glow when she walks.

There’s also no doubt that Kate would have reworn the dress to take the attention away from herself, so that the night is all about Prince William and his passion for the conservation of tusk and fight against illegal wildlife trade.

The Duchess has previously adopted this strategy for royal events where she doesn’t want the limelight on her and what she wears.

At Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, the mum-of-three rewore an Alexander McQueen white coat she had previously worn at an official royal event.

The stunning dress is perfectly tailored to Kate’s slim body, has a daring lace back and an almost mermaid-like glow when she walks. Photo: Getty Images
She even wore the same gold sparkly shoes. Photo: Getty Images

She also wore the same gold coat by Day Birger et Mikkelsen, to Zara Phillips’ wedding in 2012 that she did to Camilla’s daughter, Laura Parker-Bowles’ nuptials in 2006.

Indeed, the night was all about conservation efforts of the charity, with Prince William taking to the stage to deliver a passionate speech.

“Two years ago at this event, Sir David Attenborough warned that man is losing his own connection with nature,” Prince William said in a speech at the event.

“The IPCC’s recent report was the loudest warning bell yet from the scientific community that we must act now.

“The clock is ticking towards a tipping point when the impact of what we are doing will become dangerously irreversible.”

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