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15 Outfits That the Royals Loved So Much, They Donned Them More Than Once

There is a stereotype that famous people try not to wear the same outfits twice, but life has shown that modern celebrities favor the trend of sustainable fashion, and members of the royal family are no exception. The royal ladies are often seen recycling their favorite outfits, adding just some little tweaks that give their “old” getups a fresh look.

Kate Middleton
Kate wore this scarlet red skirt suit at least 3 times in 2011, 2014, and 2017. The duchess tweaked this look using different accessories.

In March of 2012, the duchess chose yellow flowers to decorate her gray tweed coat, while in June of the same year, she added a hat to her look.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Fortnum & Mason store on March 1, 2012 in London, England. Together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II met military personnel and staff, viewed the store’s Diamond Jubilee product ranges and unveiled a plaque for the restoration of Piccadilly. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kate debuted this lavender dress in 2017 during her visit to Germany, and she put it on again for an event in London, England in 2018.

A white dress with a blue poppy print was donned by the Duchess of Cambridge in 2014 during her visit to Australia. She then recycled it in 2016 during an event in Luton, England.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Royal Australian Airforce Base at Amberley on April 19, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LUTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Hayward Tyler Luton on August 24, 2016 in Luton, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The duchess wore this long teal dress with intricate lace detailing in 2012 and 2018. The clutch seems to be the same, but Kate chose different hairstyles for these 2 looks.

Kate wore this long gown with a black lace overlay at a film premiere in London in 2012 and recycled it during an event at the Natural History Museum in London, England the following year.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a screening of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D at Natural History Museum on December 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett – WPA Pool/ Getty Images)

Both times Kate wore this golden brocade coat dress, she was attending a wedding in 2006 and 2011.

Kate Middleton Attends The Wedding Of Laura Parker Bowles & Harry Lopes At St Cyriacs Church, Lacock, Wiltshire. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Meghan Markle
Meghan first appeared in this striped sleeveless dress in Sydney, Australia in 2018, and then repeated it a year later in Cape Town, South Africa.

The duchess first stepped out in this blue dress with buttons in 2018 during her visit to Tonga, and then she wore it again during her tour around South Africa in 2019.

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA – OCTOBER 26: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho of Tonga on October 26, 2018 in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The duchess wore this purple dress with long sleeves and a long skirt twice throughout 2019. In January, Meghan added a bright red coat and matching high-heeled shoes.

Meghan put on this light beige trench dress for an event in London, England in 2018, and then repeated it in 2019 during her visit to South Africa.

Princess Diana
Diana stunned the public with this navy, striped dress with a voluminous bubble skirt twice throughout 1987 — first in Lisbon, Portugal, and then in Cannes, France.

LISBON, PORTUGAL FEBRUARY 12 Diana, Princess of Wales, during an official visit to Lisbon, Portugal. on February 12 1987, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15: Princess Diana In Cannes Wearing A Puff-ball Skirt. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Can you spot the difference between these 2 looks? In the first picture from 1986, the princess is wearing the polka-dot dress with a peplum skirt, while the next year, the princess wore a tweaked version of the outfit without a peplum.

In 1981, Diana wore this pastel-colored striped shirt like a cardigan over a matching dress, and then again in 1983, she donned it buttoned up.

The princess stepped out in this plaid 2-piece tartan skirt suit in 1981, and then in 1985, she repeated it but with a white blouse that gave a different look to the neckline and cuffs.

Which of these royal outfits do you like the most, and why? Tell us in the comments!

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