Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge has (unfairly) been given the nickname 'The Royal Recycler', after having repeated two outfits this weekend. Katherine was in Scotland with Prince William to attend the wedding of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne. Zara married English rugby player, Mike Tindall in a simple ceremony on Saturday.
Left: At Zara's wedding, Kate wore an ivory brocade coat dress with a large straw hat and nude pumps.
Right: It so happens that Kate wore the very same coat to another high profile wedding back in 2006. This was at the ceremony of Laura Parker Bowles, who is the daughter of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - aka Kate's step mother-in-law. Kate wore the coat with a cream and brown feathered fascinator and nude pumps of a different design.
Left: At Zara Phillip's pre-wedding party on the Royal Yacht Britannia, Kate wore a vivid green Diane von Furstenberg 'Maja' dress with belt and buttoned back. She paired it with a black Anya Hindmarch clutch bag.
Right: Kate wore the exact same dress just weeks before during her tour of America. She and Prince William were present at the British-Consul General Reception in Los Angeles. She held onto a leopard print DvF clutch bag. Kate wore the same charm bracelet on both occasions, along with her 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
While Katherine is being harshly scrutinized by the general shallow media on her repetition of outfits; I admire her. In time where the world is in serious financial crisis, she sets out to be a practical and realistic role model. It shows that there is much more to her than just a designer-clad princess. We wear our clothes countless of times - and seeing Kate wear the same outfit just once 'humanizes' her to a level that we all can relate to. She is a sensible Princess with a good head on her shoulders and consistently fabulous clothes on her back.