Duke and Duchess doppelgangers! Kate steps out in a recycled £1,350 lilac dress she sported in Hamburg in 2017 - and William's in the exact outfit he wore on the same occasion

17:40 • 09.10.18



She is known for her love of recycling, and it seems the thrifty Duchess of Cambridge has passed on her habit to Prince William as they stepped out today in the same outfits they wore on the same day during the royal tour of Germany in 2017,. 


Kate, 36, looked fresh and glowing in a £1,350 lavender Emilia Wickstead dress she first wore for her departure from Hamburg in July 2017, as she and William arrived for the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit - an initiative to help improve mental health around the world.


Meanwhile, William was wearing the same dark suit teamed with a burgundy patterned tie, that he wore on the same occasion more than a year ago.  


For the outing today, the Duchess accessorised with a £695 taupe crocodile print bag from Aspinal of London - a departure from her usual clutch bags, the Daily Mail reports.  


During today's engagement, Kate showed her arty streak today when she was persuaded to add her mark to a life-size painting after being introduced to Columbia-born contemporary artist Dario Vargas, who has been commissioned to paint piece inspired by the event.


He chatted to the couple before boldly asking if they would like to add their own special touch to the two metre by two metre artwork, entitled Someone to Turn To, and William immediately demurred and pushed Kate forward saying: “My wife, she’s the arty one!”

 

Kate, 36, looked fresh and glowing in a £1,350 lavender Emilia Wickstead dress she first wore as she departed from Hamburg on the royal tour of Poland and Germany in July 2017  as she arrived for the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London with Prince William 

The Duchess mixed up her look by carrying a croc print handbag from Aspinal of London instead of her usual clutch   The mother-of-two wore her brunette locks in her customary style, with bouncy curls flowing around her shoulders

Spot the difference! The Duchess of Cambridge first wore her lilac Emilia Wickstead dress in Hamburg during the royal tour of Germany in July 2017

William and Kate joined artist Dario Vargas, a contemporary fine artist from Columbia, who is painting an original piece inspired by the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit. William nominated his wife to have a go at adding to the piece, saying that she's 'the arty one’

The Duchess of Cambridge looked glowing today as she continued her return to royal duties with a visit to the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London   Mother-of-three Kate has taken time away from the spotlight to bond with her youngest child Prince Louis who was born in April

Happy couple! The Cambridges dissolved into giggles while posing for photographers as they learned about 'friendship benches', a project that encourages grandmothers in Zimbabwe to offer 'therapy' to younger people while sitting down and chatting 

Kate and William couldn't help dissolving into giggles after photographers told them to look 'natural' as they chatted together on a 'friendship bench' at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit

The Duke and Duchess are meeting representatives from mental health organisations at County Hall in London 

No sign of sleepless nights here! The Duchess of Cambridge has three young children at home, including a six-month-old baby but she looked fresh and glowing today

Royal fans gathered on the pavement nearby to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess as they arrived at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at County Hall in London





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