Monday, March 19, 2012

Kate "Borrows" Mum's Dress for Speech Debut

The Duchess of Cambridge was the picture of elegance in a pretty purple dress as she gave her first public speech at The Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich.

But keen-eyed onlookers noted that they had seen the outfit, by High Street label Reiss, before.

The dress - from the company's Autumn/Winter 2008 collection - had previously been debuted by Kate's mother, Carole Middleton, at Ascot in 2010.

When Carole wore the same outfit, she also teamed it with black courts and a belt, but in addition chose to wear a fascinator to the equestrian event.

The Duchess' address, delivered in a steady, unfaltering voice, was a resounding success.
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Kate Middleton's first speech delivered for the opening of The Treehouse, run by charity EACH -

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