Is the Duchess of Cambridges new polka dot dress the royal trend of the year?

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Kate Middleton nods to Queen after it is revealed why Meghan doesnt borrow her jewellery

As they rightly pointed out, red carpet attire is a strength of Kates and she has several designer black tie gowns already in her wardrobe, including bespoke Alexander McQueen and Erdem creations.

She decided on this occasion to revisit an old favourite – a teal chiffon and lace Jenny Packham gown which she has worn previously in May 2012 at a concert to mark the countdown to the London Olympics. The Duchess wore all of the same accessories with the dress – her Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals and a coordinating…

Kate Middleton may have a wardrobe full of designer duds and a castle-sized budget, but the 36-year-old isn’t afraid to show off a thrifty streak.

On Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London, clad in a teal gown by British designer, Jenny Packham.

The elegant frock, which features lace cap sleeves, a plunging neckline and an embellished belt at the waist, fitted the Duchess’s lithe figure to perfection.

For royal aficionados with a sharp eye, the dress may look a little familiar. The mother-of-three first wore the garment in 2012 at a concert held at Royal Albert Hall for the Olympic Games.

It’s not the first-time Middleton has ransacked her wardrobe for a public outing. From a lace Diane von Furstenberg gown, to a tried-and-true red suit there are several designer outfits the Duchess has worn time and time again.

Click through to see some of our favourite times Kate Middleton has shown off her fashion thriftiness.

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