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Kate Middleton recycles Alexander McQueen coat, Accessorize earrings and a tartan scarf for tour

Queen of thriftiness! Kate Middleton dons recycled frosty blue Catherine Walker coat first worn in Norway in 2018 – after rewearing old Alexander McQueen and scarf from 2016 to board royal train

  • Kate Middleton, 38, re-wore teal blue Catherine Walker coat for first stop of tour
  • Duchess of Cambridge first donned long-line jacket during Norway visit in 2018
  • Comes after she recycled Alexander McQueen coat to board train at Euston 
  • Teamed garment with Accessorize earrings and a tartan scarf first worn in 2016
  • Joined Prince William, 38, at Euston station to begin their journey around UK  

The Duchess of Cambridge has proven she remains the queen of thriftiness as she  began her royal train tour of the UK.

Kate Middleton, 38, recycled a teal Catherine Walker coat first worn during a tour of Norway in 2018 as she joined Prince William, 38, for the first stop of their Christmas Express tour in Edinburgh today.

And she kicked off the tour at Euston station last night by rewearing a smart green Alexander McQueen coat to board the Royal Train for the first of nine stops on their whirlwind 48 hour, 1,250-mile tour.

Meanwhile the royal also chose accessories from her personal collection, adding  £10 pearl drop earrings from Accessorize and finishing her look with the Maple Leaf Tartan Scarf by York Scarves, first seen in 2016.

Kate Middleton, 38, recycled a teal Catherine Walker coat first worn during a tour of Norway in 2018 as she joined Prince William, 38, for the first stop of their Christmas Express tour in Edinburgh today

The Duchess of Cambridge first wore the frosty blue Catherine Walker coat during her royal tour of Scandinavia in 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge first wore the frosty blue Catherine Walker coat during her royal tour of Scandinavia in 2018

The cosy £15 scarf was first worn by the Duchess during her tour of Canada with Prince William. 

The Maple Leaf tartan was the official national tartan of Canada designated in 2011. 

The colours represent the four colours of the maple leaf through the seasons: green in summer, gold in early autumn, red at first frost and brown when the leaf has fallen.   

Kate chose to wear her glossy brunette locks in loose, bouncy waves around her shoulders and kept her make-up relatively natural, with a dusting of brown eye shadow for the occasion.

Kate also demonstrated her thrifty approach to dressing by re-wearing her Alexander McQueen coat and donning a tartan scarf first worn in 2016 to kick off her royal train tour last night

Kate also demonstrated her thrifty approach to dressing by re-wearing her Alexander McQueen coat and donning a tartan scarf first worn in 2016 to kick off her royal train tour last night

Meanwhile the mother-of-three donned her £15 Maple Leaf tartan scarf from York scarves, which she first wore during her tour of Canada in 2016

Meanwhile the mother-of-three donned her £15 Maple Leaf tartan scarf from York scarves, which she first wore during her tour of Canada in 2016 

The Duchess first wore her forest green Alexander McQueen coat while visiting Bradford earlier this year

The Duchess first wore her forest green Alexander McQueen coat while visiting Bradford earlier this year 

Meanwhile the Duchess wore her black Ralph Lauren high heeled boots and carried her new Grace Han Love Letter bag, which she debuted for the first time last month.  

Before climbing aboard the royal train last night, the couple took time out to meet transport workers at the station to hear about their experiences of working throughout the pandemic.

The royals were also treated to a special performance by Shakin’ Stevens, with Kate swaying to the music and tapping her foot.

William and Kate were keen to personally pass on their thanks to Transport for London, Network Rail and train operating companies for everything they have done to keep the capital running throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kate chose to wear her glossy brunette locks in loose, bouncy waves around her shoulders and kept her make-up relatively natural, with a dusting of brown eye shadow for the occasion

Kate chose to wear her glossy brunette locks in loose, bouncy waves around her shoulders and kept her make-up relatively natural, with a dusting of brown eye shadow for the occasion

The Duke and Duchess will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide 'Christmas Express' tour on the royal train on Tuesday

The Duke and Duchess will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide ‘Christmas Express’ tour on the royal train on Tuesday 

The trip has been organised so the couple can thank frontline workers, volunteers, care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and young people and hear about their experiences and sacrifices, as well as the inspirational work they have done throughout this life-changing year.

Details of the engagements will be kept secret until the couple’s arrival so as not to encourage crowds. 

The Duke and Duchess will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide ‘Christmas Express’ tour on the royal train on Tuesday.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also be present at Tuesday’s event, offering a show of unity from senior members of the Royal Family for people and organisations across the country who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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