Kate Middleton recycles stunning blue Jenny Packham gown from 2016 in latest royal engagement

Kate Middleton has wowed in yet another stylish number after hosting a charity dinner at Buckingham Palace.

The stunning Duchess, 38, looked effortlessly beautiful as she met children from school choirs, who attended the glitzy event in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be on Monday 9 March.

And it turns out Kate was recycling the beautiful blue dress she could be seen wearing.

Kate's stunning dress by Jenny Packham was embellished with glittering blue beads placed in a floral pattern across the full-length sleeves and the bodice of the gown. Meanwhile, the skirt of the dress was kept simple as the plain navy fabric had subtle pleats in.

It wasn’t the first time she had been seen in the number; Kate first wore the boat neck dress at he Bollywood Gala in Mumbai on her and Prince William's royal tour of India and Bhutan in 2016.

In 2016, Kate wore her famed brunette locks in an up do as she stunned alongside husband William.

The beading of the elegant dress was done in India and flows down to the ground. But, in her latest engagement, Kate partnered the dress with a matching blue bag and wore her new lob haircut down in curls.

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Kate has recently championed the recycling of clothes. During her three-day tour of Ireland, which saw all eyes on the Duchess’ outfits, Kate donned a cream coat which she’d recycled from 2008, after last being seen wearing it to celebrate her 26th birthday.

Stepping out for a visit to the Jigsaw National Youth Centre for Mental Health Kate could be seen wearing the classy cream coat.

It has been revealed that she was in fact wearing the OLIVIA coat by Reiss, and whilst it is no longer available to buy at the store they do have a ‘move on’ and refreshed take on the style for spring/summer 2020, named the PIXIE trench.

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The PIXIE trench, which is very similar to Kate’s coat, is a pleat detailed coat available in all sizes, for £385.

At the event hosted at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Kate crouched down at the kid's eye level to chat to the children from, who looked delighted as they met the Duchess.

Kate later smiled as she posed alongside the children for a group photograph.

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The Duchess is a patron of the charity Place2Be, which provides emotional support children who suffer from mental health issues by providing counselling in schools across the UK.

Speaking passionately for children's mental health earlier this year, Kate said: "For many children today, the world can feel a scary and daunting place.

"While we might not always feel brave inside, even the smallest act – such as sharing a worry or asking for help – can be incredibly courageous.

“Helping children to feel confident about seeking support can have a transformational impact on their lives."

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