Duchess and her mum share frock
The frugal Duchess of Cambridge, who was visiting The Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, paired her recycled frock with a black waist belt and matching heels.
And when Carole, 57, wore the double-breasted number to Royal Ascot in 2010, she accessorised it in a similar fashion, but added a fascinator – which her daughter had worn the year before.
The £139 electric blue Trina dress is from Reiss‘s autumn-winter 2008 collection and so is no longer on sale.
Kate, 30 – Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, who run The Treehouse – made her first public speech yesterday.
She seemed a little nervous throughout her 3-minute talk to the packed room, in
which she spoke of her admiration for the centre’s staff and her
husband Prince William, 29.
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