Kate Middleton Just Recycled a Jenny Packham Gown from Six Years Ago

Erica Gonzales
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Kate Middleton has stepped out for the Tusk Conservation Awards in London, wearing a teal gown by Jenny Packham, featuring lace cap sleeves and a plunging neckline. She accompanied her husband Prince William, a loyal patron for conservation efforts, to the formal event.

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She was first seen wearing the gown in 2012 for an Olympics gala concert at Royal Albert Hall.

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The awards honor people who have accomplished extraordinary work with Africa's wildlife. "It is vital that we recognize the dedication of these unsung heroes and the bravery of rangers risking their lives, day and night, on conservation’s frontline," Prince William, a royal patron of Tusk, said of the awards.

The mother of three, who welcomed her and William's youngest in April, just officially returned from maternity leave a month ago, so her appearances, let alone those for formal events, have been less frequent this year.

However, the Duchess of Cambridge did get dressed up for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace two weeks ago. For the royal soirée, which honored the King and Queen of the Netherlands, Kate wore an icy blue gown by Alexander McQueen, paired with the Lover's Knot Tiara, Queen Alexandra's diamond and pearl wedding necklace, and the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth.

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The Duchess' latest public appearance was less formal, but it was for a surprise event. Ahead of U.K.'s Remembrance Day, she visited London's Imperial War Museum solo, wearing a blue Jenny Packham dress, which was recycled from her royal tour of Canada in 2016.

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