Kate Middleton recycled a glamorous gown that she wore 10 years ago for her latest red-carpet appearance

Kate Middleton attends the Earthshot Prize on October 17, 2021.
Kate Middleton often rewears garments from her wardrobe. Karwai Tang/Getty Images
  • Kate Middleton attended the 2021 Earthshot Awards with Prince William on Sunday.
  • She wore a lilac Alexander McQueen gown that she previously wore in 2011.
  • This time, she switched the belt, wore fewer accessories, and changed her hairstyle.

Kate Middleton pulled a glamorous gown out of her closet for her latest red-carpet appearance.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Earthshot Prize Awards with her husband in London, England, on Sunday in a lilac Alexander McQueen dress with pleats, a floor-length skirt, and sparkling belt.

Fans of the British royal may have thought the dress looked familiar. That’s because Middleton previously wore the gown to the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch event in Los Angeles, California.

Kate Middleton wears the same dress in 2011 and 2021.
Kate Middleton in 2011 (left), and the duchess in 2021 (right). Kevork Djansezian/Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Ten years ago, Middleton wore the dress with a white-glitter belt, a silver clutch, diamond bangle, and drop earrings.

For her recent take on the look, she swapped the original belt for a gold-and-silver one and ditched diamond earrings in favor of a crystal set. She also wore her hair in a side part rather than a middle part like she did in 2011.

The duchess likely wore the recycled gown to honor the event’s theme of sustainability. According to Express, attendees were asked to “consider the environment when choosing their outfit.”

That being said, Middleton often rewears items from her wardrobe, whether that be simple jackets or elegant gowns.

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the Earthshot Prize Awards on October 17, 2021.
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the 2021 Earthshot Prize Awards. JUSTIN TALLIS/Getty Images

As the royal couple wrote on their Royal Foundation website, “the evidence that we face urgent challenges to protect the environment has become indisputable, and it’s clear that the time to act is now.”