Kate Middleton Recycles Her Tartan Coat from 2012 — and Meghan Markle Is Also a Fan of the Pattern!

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle know a visit to Scotland calls for a classic tartan coat

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A visit to Scotland calls for a classic tartan coat!

Kate Middleton stepped out on Tuesday with Prince William to officially open the Victoria and Albert Museum and greet locals in Dundee, Scotland, sporting an epic royal rewear. Her green and blue tartan coat dress by Alexander McQueen (her wedding dress designer!) has been in her closet since 2012.

The royal mom of three, who celebrated her 37th birthday earlier this month, debuted the piece in Nov. 2012 during a visit to St. Andrew’s School in Berkshire, England. In addition to touring the school and unveiling a plaque, she ran around the field in her heeled boots for some field hockey fun.

Kate’s structured coat made another appearance for the royal family’s annual Christmas walk in 2013. For that outing, she paired the coat with a green fascinator, black tights and boots.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Visits St Andrew's School
Kate Middleton visits St. Andrew’s School in Nov. 2012. Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty
The Royal Family Attend Christmas Day Service At Sandringham
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For Tuesday’s outing, Kate made a small switch in her outfit: she kept the black tights but opted for simple black heels over boots. She also carried Manu Atelier Micro Bold bag in Monte Green.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Dundee, Scotland, UK - 29 Jan 2019
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Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Dundee, Scotland, UK - 29 Jan 2019
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Kate’s royal sister-in-law Meghan Markle chose a very similarly patterned coat for her Feb. 2018 visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, with Prince Harry. Meghan, 37, wore a long green and blue tartan coat from iconic British brand Burberry for the occasion, paired with a black turtleneck, black pants and a green crossbody bag from Scotland-based handbag designer Strathberry.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Edinburgh
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On Monday, it was revealed that Kate and Meghan have been subjected to racist and sexist online abuse. Palace staffers have had to intervene, spending hours each week combating the attacks against the duchesses.

Social media backlash has increased in recent months, ranging from pitting the royal sisters-in-law against each other to “violent threats,” a source told Hello! magazine.

In response, the news outlet has launched the #HelloToKindness campaign, to combat negative online behavior.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Edinburgh
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On Tuesday, Princess Kate delivered a speech as she and William officially opened V & A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum. The art history graduate is patron of the V & A, and she has a keen interest in promoting the “visual arts and highlighting the value that public institutions like the Dundee site can offer local communities,” said a statement from Kensington Palace, “particularly in terms of increased accessibility to world-class art and design.”

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