Duchess Kate looks pretty in recycled polka dot dress for visit to Bletchley Park

By Meaghan Wray

The Duchess of Cambridge put her best fashion foot forward for a visit to Bletchley Park on Tuesday (May 14). The mom of three looked pretty in a recycled navy blue polkadot dress by Alessandra Rich while at a viewing of a special D-Day exhibit.

The 37-year-old was her typical happy self, and accessorized the dress with a small navy clutch, a pair of light blue suede pumps and what appear to be her Classic Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings by Annoushka. Kate sported her classic voluminous waves, and didn’t forget to bring along her best accessory – her bright smile!

Kate’s Alessandra Rich dress is just one of many beloved style pieces she’s recycled over the years. Photo: © Darren Staples/Getty Images

Kate first wore the gorgeous drop-waist number – which boasts a sweet white collar and buttons down the front – in the portraits released for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday.Then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also joined Kate and her Cambridge clan, and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, for the heartwarming photos, which were some of her third child Prince Louis’s first pictures with the family.

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On Tuesday, the duchess viewed “a special D-Day exhibition in the newly restored Teleprinter Building, marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter.

Bletchley Park is best known for being the site where British codebreakers including Alan Turing worked to decipher German and Axis communications during World War II. British historians now say that intelligence shortened the war by two years and without that information, it’s not certain if the Allies would have won the war. Kate also has an important personal connection to Bletchley Park: her grandmother and great-aunt, Valerie and Mary Glassborow, worked there during the Second World War, and were added to the codebreakers wall on Tuesday!

Tuesday’s visit follows Kate’s trip to Wales with Prince William last week. She was her typical stylish self just after Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child. The duchess wore a red double-breasted blazer by Philosophy, paired with black knee-high boots, black jeans, a matching turtleneck and a small croc-printed handbag. Royal watchers are certainly excited for another year full of incredible looks by one of their favourite royals!

Kate and William lived in Wales from 2010 to 2013. Photo: © Samir Hussein/WireImage

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Next Tuesday (May 21), Kate will launch her special garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London. The plot, which the duchess has had a huge part in helping design, is modelled after the grounds where Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis play at Anmer Hall, the family’s home in Norfolk. Kensington Palace says her garden will “highlight how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health.”

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