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

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And this is how we know...

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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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...