Kate Middleton Recycles Her L.K. Bennett Coat For Anglesey Visit

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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It’s definitely a case of third time’s a charm for Kate Middleton and her red coat dress.

The Duchess of Cambridge chose to recycle the scarlet L.K. Bennett number for her first joint engagement of the year with her husband, Prince William. Kate, who favours this smart style for public appearances, has worn the coat twice before - for a meeting with UNICEF in Denmark back in 2011, and then for a Remembrance Day event at Kensington Palace in 2013.

Kate teamed her coat (which originally cost £345 on the high street) with a hat from London milliners Lock & Co, Mappin & Webb’s Empress earrings and a simple clutch by Mulberry.

The Duchess and her husband were attending the Search and Rescue Force Disbandment Parade at RAF Valley in Anglesey. It’s a location that no doubt holds sentimental value for the royal couple, who lived on the Welsh island as newly-weds while William worked as a helicopter pilot.

‘It was such a special time for us,’ Kate said, adding ‘It was the start of our life together really.’

It’s not the first time that Kate, who has been applauded for her thrifty fashion choices, has chosen to re-wear one of her favourite pieces for a public engagement. The Duchess has famously recycled gowns by Jenny Packham, Roland Mouret and Temperley London for red carpet appearances, as well as more affordable styles from the likes of Reiss and Hobbs.

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