There’s A 99% Chance We’ve Already Seen Kate Middleton’s Next Royal Wedding Outfit

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by Katie Rosseinsky |

Most wedding guests tend not want to upstage the bride on her big day, and though Kate Middleton can always expect to cause a stir when she arrives at a private event, the Duchess of Cambridge appears to have developed a clever fashion trick to ensure that her sartorial choices don't steal the spotlight - and it's pretty likely she'll do the same at Princess Eugenie's wedding next week...

At the wedding of Kate’s close friend Sophie Carter (who is also Princess Charlotte’s godmother) and Robert Snuggs last month, the royal recycled an occasion-appropriate outfit from her extensive wardrobe, choosing to re-wear the blue Catherine Walker ensemble which she debuted last summer on a tour of Poland and Germany. This time, however, she paired the smart coat dress with an eye-catching floral headpiece by Juliette Botterill, a milliner whose striking pieces have previously been worn by royals like Zara Tindall and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

By giving an old look another spin, Kate thoughtfully ensures that her choice of outfit isn’t the main topic of conversation. It’s a trick that she also used back in May, at the royal wedding of her brother-in-law Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Duchess, who arrived at St George’s Chapel in Windsor with her two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, along with the other bridesmaids and flower girls, wore a lemon yellow coat dress by Alexander McQueen, an outfit that closely resembled the one she wore for Charlotte’s christening in 2015 and for the Trooping the Colour parade the following year.

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Date: December 15, 2015 Where: Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party **Outfit: **Red Alexander McQueen dress

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Date: June 3, 2012Where: The Thames River Pageant at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations Outfit: Red Alexander McQueen dress

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Date: April 9, 2014 Where: Plunket Play Group at Government House Outfit: Tory Burch dress

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Date: October 10, 2015 Where: Event hosted by Mind at Harrow College Outfit: Tory Burch dress

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Date: July 8, 2011 Where: British Consul-General's residence reception, LA Outfit: Green Diane von Furstenberg dress

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Date: July 29, 2011 Where: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's Pre Wedding Party On the Royal Yacht Britannia Outfit: Green Diane von Furstenberg dress

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Date: 6 May, 2006 Where: Wedding Of Laura Parker Bowles & Harry Lopes At St Cyriacs Church, Lacock, Wiltshire Outfit: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat dress

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Date: July 30, 2011 Where: Wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh Outfit: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat dress

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Date: 29 August, 2012 Where: Opening ceremony for the London Paralympic Games 2012 Outfit: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat dress

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Date: July 7, 2011 Where: Slave Lake, Alberta Outfit: J Brand jeans, Stuart Weitzman wedges and navy blazer

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Date: August 9, 2012 Where: Team GB House in the Westfield Centre on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games Outfit: J Brand jeans, Stuart Weitzman wedges and navy blazer

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Date: July 29, 2014 Where: 20th Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Outfit: ...Oh, and the navy blazer goes with everything.

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Date: October 18, 2013 Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Outfit: J Brand jeans, Stuart Weitzman wedges and navy blazer

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Date: August 19, 2011 Where: Machan Express Coffee bar in Birmingham Outfit: Alexander McQueen blouse and skirt

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Date: June 18, 2014 Where: Bletchley Park Outfit: Alexander McQueen blouse and skirt

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Date: November 8, 2012 Where: Reception and Dinner in aid of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal at Middle Temple Hall Outfit: Temperley London Amoret gown

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Date: January 8, 2012 Where: War Horse UK film premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square Outfit: Temperley London Amoret gown

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Date: May 8, 2012 Where: A dinner hosted by The Thirty Club at Claridges Outfit: Roland Mouret ivory gown

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**Date: **December 5, 2013 Where: Royal film performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at Odeon Leicester Square **Outfit: **Roland Mouret ivory gown

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Date: September 2, 2012 Where: London 2012 Paralympic GamesOutfit: Zara navy blazer

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Date: April 13, 2014 Where: Queenstown, New Zealand Outfit: Zara navy blazer

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Date: September 18, 2012 Where: Tuvalu, Diamond Jubilee tour Outfit: Yellow broderie anglaise dress

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Date: April 20, 2014 Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney Outfit: Yellow broderie anglaise dress

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Date: April 18, 2014 Where: Manly Beach, Sydney Outfit: Zimmermann Roamer sun dress

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Date: July 2, 2014 Where: Wimbledon Tennis Championships **Outfit: **Zimmermann Roamer sun dress

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Date: March 15, 2012 Where: The Prince's Foundation For Children And The Arts at Dulwich Picture Gallery Outfit: Orla Kiely dress

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**Date: **October 27, 2015 Where: Islington Town Hall, London Outfit: Orla Kiely dress

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**Date: **9 June 2011**Where: **ARK 10th anniversary dinner**Outfit: **Jenny Packham dress

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Date: June 22, 2016Where: A fundraising gala for East Anglia Children's Hospices Outfit: Jenny Packham dress

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Date: 19 April 2014Where: Visiting RAAF Amberley, Brisbane on the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand**Outfit: **Floral dress by LK Bennett

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Date: 24 August 2016 Where: Visiting youth projects in LutonOutfit: Floral dress by LK Bennett

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Date: 11 March 2016Where: Visiting the XLP mentoring programmeOutfit: Skirt suit by bespoke womenswear brand Eponine London

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Date: 24 March 2017 **Where: **The launch of 'Out of the Blue' for Best BeginningsOutfit: Skirt suit by bespoke womenswear brand Eponine London

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Date: 1 October 2016**Where: **Leaving Canada by plane from Victoria Harbour**Outfit: **Cream Catherine Walker coat

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Date: 16 April 2017 Where: Easter Sunday Service at Windsor Castle Outfit: Cream Catherine Walker coat

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Date: 5 July 2012Where: The Order of the Thistle ceremony, EdinburghOutfit: Emilia Wickstead coat dress

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Date: 14 April 2016Where: Arriving in Bhutan**Outfit: **Emilia Wickstead coat dress

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Date: 25 February 2011Where:**Outfit:** Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit

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Date: 14 April 2014Where: Playing cricket on the tour of New Zealand**Outfit: **Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit

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Date: 6 February 2017Where: Attending the Place2Be Big Assembly at Mitchell Brook Primary SchoolOutfit: Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit

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Date: 11 February 2014Where: Attending the Portrait Gala 2014: Collecting To Inspire**Outfit: **Jenny Packham dress

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Date: 9 December 2014Where: Attending the St Andrews 600th anniversary dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkOutfit: Jenny Packham dress

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Date: 18 May 2012Where: Garden party at Buckingham PalaceOutfit: Emilia Wickstead dress

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Date: 29 May 2012Where: Lunch celebrating the Queen's Diamond JubileeOutfit: Emilia Wickstead dress

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Date: 30 November 2012Where: Visiting St Andrews School in BerkshireOutfit: Alexander McQueen coat

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Date: 25 December 2013Where: Attending the Christmas day service at SandringhamOutfit: Alexander McQueen coat

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**Date: **16 April 2014Where: Greeting crowds at the Sydney Opera HouseOutfit: Yellow Roksanda dress

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Date: 7 July 2016Where: Attending Wimbledon**Outfit: **Yellow Roksanda dress

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**Date: **4 July 2011Where: Visiting Province House as part of the royal tour of Canada**Outfit: **Alexander McQueen dress

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Date: 4 July 2012Where: Attending WimbledonOutfit: Alexander McQueen dress

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Date: December 15, 2015 Where: Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party **Outfit: **Red Alexander McQueen dress

Should Kate stick to this fashion formula, we can surely expect her to pull an old favourite out of her closet for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank next month. As for which ensemble she chooses, though, all bets are off, though our money is on another colour-block coat dress from her go-to label Alexander McQueen...

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