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Duchess of Cambridge recycles a £790 Gucci blouse in new video

Kate Middleton has recycled her £790 Gucci blouse in her latest video answering questions about her campaign for greater action to help children in their crucial early years.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, sported a purple pussy bow blouse in a clip released by Kensington Palace yesterday, which she was first pictured wearing during a trip to a south London children's centre in 2019.

In the video, the royal said she would 'like to ask the experts' for advice on handling her children's tantrums while answering early years questions from members of the public. 

Kate Middleton has recycled her £790 Gucci blouse in her latest video answering questions about her campaign for greater action to help children in their crucial early years 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, sported a purple pussy bow blouse in a clip released by Kensington Palace yesterday, which she was first pictured wearing during a trip to a south London children's centre in 2019 (pictured) 

The mother-of-three first wore the silk-crepe shirt in during a visit to the Henry Fawcett Centre in Kennington, south London in March last year.

Known for her sartorial prowess, the first time Kate sported the blouse she wore it backwards - although yesterday it appeared as if she sported it the way Gucci intended.

The switch meant the seams on the shoulders and buttons on the cuffs didn’t fall exactly as they should – and the bow was pulled round her neck and fastened looser and lower.

Whether this was by accident or design wasn’t clear – and Kensington Palace didn't comment at the time.

Known for her sartorial prowess, the first time Kate sported the blouse she wore it backwards - although yesterday (pictured) it appeared as if she wore it the way Gucci intended. 

The mother-of-three first wore the silk-crepe shirt in during a visit to the Henry Fawcett Centre in Kennington, south London in March last year 

The Gucci shirt, as seen on Net-a-Porter above, is intended to be worn with a plain front (left) and the the button detail at the back (right). However Kate reversed the garment

Initially Kate mixed high street and high end for the outing, pairing the Gucci blouse with a favourite pair of £130 high waist trousers by Jigsaw.  

The new photos only show the royal from the waist up,  but show her sporting a natural make-up look and perfectly coiffed hair as she reads from an iPhone.

In the new clip, while responding to the question 'how do you manage temper tantrums in your household' Kate said: 'Yes, that's a hard one', before laughing and saying 'I'd also like to ask the experts myself'.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked perfectly polished as she arrived for the visit to the Henry Fawcett Centre in Kennington in March last year, she wore a £790 purple pussy bow blouse by Gucci with flattering high waist trousers from Jigsaw

The duchess also thanked a 'huge number' of her social media followers who sent in questions 'with wonderful emojis attached to them', before revealing that her interest in early years is driven by ambitions for 'the society we could and can become'.

For the last nine years, Kate has spent time looking into how early childhood experiences can cause social challenges to arise later in life, such as addiction, family breakdown, poor mental health, suicide and homelessness.

The duchess answered the question 'what sparked your interest in the early years?'

She responded: 'I actually get asked this question a lot. I think that people assume that because I am a parent, that's why I have taken an interest in the early years.

'I think this really is bigger than that. This isn't just about happy, healthy children. This is about the society we could and can become.'

In the video, the duchess defined the early years as being those from pregnancy 'through to the age of five', to when children start school.

She continued: 'Right from the early days, meeting lots of people who are suffering with addiction or poor mental health, and hearing time and time again that their troubles now in adulthood stem right back from early childhood experience'. 

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