Readers, we’ve been seeing our fair Duchess stepping-up her fashion game the past couple of months; finally sporting some seriously expensive designer wares on a few occasions. Well, if you think Kate has changed her sensible ways — think again!
Today was another “first” for the Duchess of Cambridge as she attended the Buckingham Palace Garden Party for guests who were invited after being chosen for their work with various institutions, charities and businesses. She joined the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and the Queen for tea and cakes with the 8,000 guests on the grounds of the Queen’s residence as the family prepares for this weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Only when Kate stepped out with Prince Charles and Camilla, we were shocked to see that she was already recycling her $1800 pink Emilia Wickstead pleated dress.
Yes, we know…Kate is certainly a fan of raiding the closet as we’ve witnessed time and time before. Only…the last time we saw her in this frock was a mere fortnight (you read that right…two weeks) ago when she attended the Royal Sovereign’s lunch in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee at Windsor Castle. The Duchess is certainly taking recycling to a new level!
Kate changed her look up a bit today, pairing the dress with a matching Jane Corbett hat and her trusty L.K. Bennett heels in lieu of the satin pumps she wore before. The Duchess received rave reviews again as she mingled with the crowd. One attendee, Gareth Jones, 23, remarked to PEOPLE, ”She congratulated us, and asked me how long I’d been in the RAF,” about Kate’s greeting to him and his brand new bride, Rebecca, just back from their honeymoon in Florida. “She seems to share a lot of empathy and genuine interest in people.”
With the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and 2012 Olympics ahead in London…we’re seeing a busy summer ahead for the Duchess. Keep up the good work, Kate!