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Kate recycles Olympic dress for Commonwealth games appearance

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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, recycled a blue dress that she wore for the London Olympics in 2012 to attend the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Visiting her charity SportsAid, of which she is the patron, the brunette beauty looked lovely in the ¾ length sleeve electric blue crepe shift dress by Stella McCartney.

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Kate wore her blue Stella McCartney dress to visit her charity SportsAid

She paired the sleek number with a navy blue blazer with gold buttons and her trusty LK Bennett navy cork wedges.Kate first wore the dress, which had a price tag of £515, to the National Portrait in 2012 for a private showing of an exhibition. She then wore it to cheer on Andy Murray in an Olympic tennis game later that year. On that occasion, she paired it with a black Smythe blazer.

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Kate had previously worn the dress during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery

The dress was called the “Ridley Stretch Cady Dress” on the Stella McCartney site and soon after Kate's first appearance, it was sold out at all retailers. It is the second day at the Commonwealth Games for Kate, who attended yesterday with her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry. The royal was animated as she watched boxing matches and a hockey game.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to Lord Sebastian Coe

Their arrival went unnoticed by the thousands of spectators who have been enjoying the games in the Scottish city of Glasgow, until they were captured on the big screen. The audience burst into applause when they saw that the royals had arrived. she slipped out of her blazer to show off a sleeveless striped shirt. The royal visitors – who are all avid sports fans – will also attend the Games on Tuesday, and other events they will have a choice of watching include athletics, badminton, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting. William and Kate left their just-turned one-year-old son Prince George at home in theirKensington Palace apartment, although they were both spotted on their phones throughout the day, possibly checking in with George's nanny.

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