Kate Middleton Loved Her McQueen Dress So Much, She Rewore It to the Royal Wedding

Third time's the charm?

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Kate Middleton is known for recycling her outfits (they're that good, so why not?), so it may not come as a surprise that she re-wore an Alexander McQueen coat dress to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding (opens in new tab).

Here's the Duchess at Harry and Meghan's wedding:

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Here's Kate in the dress on two separate occasions:

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The royal has worn this polished piece not once, but twice already: first to Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015 and then to The Queen's birthday in 2016. This time around, Kate updated the look with a pale yellow fascinator that matched the color of her wool silk ensemble. She then accessorized with a Phillip Treacy hat and Jimmy Choo shoes. In addition, the sophisticated outfit was very different from the romantic rose Alexander McQueen dress she wore to sister Pippa Middleton's wedding last May.

Here's what she wore to Pippa's wedding last year:

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The looks were definitely different, but equally gorgeous.

Follow along here (opens in new tab) as we report on the royal wedding in real-timefrom the dress to the tiara to Harry and Meghan's most adorable moments.

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