Thrifty Kate wears five-year-old coat for debut

Thrifty Kate wears five-year-old coat for debut

Kate Middleton recycled an outfit that's been in her wardrobe for some time for her first royal engagement on Thursday.

Embodying British style in a beige tailored, herringbone coat, the princess-to-be revealed her thrifty side at the RNLI lifeboat naming ceremony in Anglesey.

She had previously been photographed wearing the coat by Wiltshire-based designer Katherine Hooker in 2006 at the Cheltenham Gold Cup equestrian event.

But fashion-forward Kate did make a small alteration.

The mid-calf length coat had been scissored by Katherine Hooker to above the knee to show off  Kate's shapely legs.

It is known as the London Contrast coat, and costs between £500 and £700.

Photo: copy; Rex & PA

Friday February 25, 2011

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