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The real reason behind the Duchess Of Cambridge's look - from the dress to the frosting, we've got the deets

With the birth of Kate Middleton's daughter Charlotte has come a new found confidence in her fashion sense and we’re liking it. Whether it’s down to motherhood or Pandora Delevingne – stylist at Selfridges and mother of Poppy and Cara who’s said to be helping Kate with her new look - the Duchess has properly mixed up her look in 2015.

At last night’s Diplomatic Reception, held at Buckingham Palace for 1,500 people, Kate channelled a Princess Elsa look (again) in an icy blue McQueen dress with a generous frosting, including a tiara.

There’s rather a shortage of pictures as none are published of the event but the Duchess rocked up with Prince William, who looked dapper in a tux, joining Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

It was actually an almost identical look to the one she wore to the same reception back in 2013.

We break it down...

The Dress

Kate’s lace detail dress is bespoke Alexander McQueen and if you think you’ve seen it before, you’d be very right. Not only has Kate worn it before – classic – she wore it to the exact same event in 2013! Pretty bold, Kate. As well as the dress, Kate wore the same earrings! 

It's quite a bold choice for the Duchess, with the silk and lace making for a kind of boudoir look - big for the new season. But the colour isn't so new - she seems to be liking icy blue, having worn an icy blue Jenny Packham dress to the Spectre premiere (you know, the risqué backless one?).

The Tiara

The tiara is one of three Kate owns, the Cambridge Lover’s Knot, which used to be a favourite of William’s mother Princess Diana.

It was made by the royal jeweller Garrards in 1914, from pearls and diamonds in Queen Mary’s collection, copied from a design owned by her grandmother Princess Augusta of Hesse. Queen Mary left it to the Queen in her will, and she wore it at multiple events, as did Diana. It’s unknown whether the Queen was just lending it to Kate or if she’d given it to her.

Though the tiara looks beautiful, word is it’s not very comfortable, with Diana reporting headaches when she wore it due to the size.

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