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Kate Middleton wows in bargain M&S dress in surprise new appearance

The Duchess looks beautiful!

Fiona Ward
Acting Fashion and Beauty Editor
June 17, 2020
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The Duchess of Cambridge has made another gorgeous appearance via video – and we are so in love with her fluttery floral dress! Kate has led an online assembly for the Oak National Academy, and Kensington Palace released a short clip from the special moment on Thursday morning.

In the footage, she looks beautiful with her shoulder-length hair in loose waves, wearing a butterfly-sleeve blue dress from M&S - and it's a total bargain!

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WATCH: The Duchess of Cambridge leads assembly on the importance of kindness 

There's good news for royal fans since Kate's Marks & Spencer dress is still available to buy - and it's just £39.50! The pretty, vintage-inspired number boasts waist-defining shirred detailing and pleating on the shoulders. M&S also do a blouse version for just £12, so keep an eye out in case it comes back in stock! 

We love that Kate opted for a high street staple after wearing designer labels like Beulah and Stella McCartney for some of her most memorable past lockdown looks.

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Printed Yoke Midi Waisted Dress, £39.50, M&S


The theme of The Duchess' assembly, which was pre-recorded last week, is 'spread a little kindness' - and is based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform. It was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness, and recognise the benefits of kindness to others. How lovely is that?

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The Duchess joined a video call with students from Waterloo Primary Academy in Blackpool

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During the assembly, The Duchess will say: "Talking to someone, whether it's a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better. And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need. Small acts of kindness can go such a long way. But as we help others, we mustn't forget to nurture ourselves, by taking the time to focus on the things that make us feel happy too."

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