Royal rewear: Duchess Kate steps out in recycled Emilia Wickstead dress

Mental health advocate Mike King with Rosa Ellen-Herron left and Paulette Haussman at the Timaru Hope Walk last month

Mental health advocate Mike King with Rosa Ellen-Herron left and Paulette Haussman at the Timaru Hope Walk last month

The Duchess returned from maternity leave last week, after giving birth to Prince Louis in April.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.

For her appearance, Middleton wore a lavender Emilia Wickstead dress and carried a crocodile Aspinal of London handbag, accessorizing her ensemble with nude pumps, silver earrings and a matching necklace.

Kate studied art history at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William.

The summit saw political figures, academics and policymakers discuss issues surrounding mental health, with the event working to help countries work together to address said issues.

The Duke and Duchess had a chance to speak to young delegates at the summit about the challenges and issues they face.

However, fans were quick to notice that Middleton, being the queen of recycling, had worn the dress somewhere before: during her family's visit to Germany back in July 2017.

She added her own artistic touch to an original piece by Dairo Vargas, a contemporary fine artist from Columbia, who created a painting inspired by the day's events.

She has expressed her love for photography and has taken portraits of her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the past.

The couple, along with Prince Harry, have been credited with helping break down the stigma surrounding mental health by encouraging open conversations about it.

Erdem has become somewhat of a go-to designer for members of the royal family, with the label being the favourite to design Princess Eugenie's wedding dress.

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