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The Duchess of Cambridge Recycles A Very Familiar Look

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton made a joint appearance to promote mental health.

The Duchess of Cambridge can easily make what’s old look new again.

The former Kate Middleton rewore a look that may be familiar ― a lavender Emilia Wickstead dress ― during a joint appearance at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit with Prince William on Tuesday in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on Oct. 9 in London. 
The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on Oct. 9 in London. 
Prince William and Duchess Kate react as they paint with Columbian artist Dairo Vargas on Oct. 9.
Prince William and Duchess Kate react as they paint with Columbian artist Dairo Vargas on Oct. 9.

She previously wore the dress during her visit to Germany with William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in July 2017.

The family on the tarmac of the Airbus compound in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 21, 2017.
The family on the tarmac of the Airbus compound in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 21, 2017.

Tuesday’s showing at the mental health summit was the first joint appearance that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made since Kate’s return from maternity leave following the birth of Prince Louis.

The summit “aims to promote better mental health for all,” according to Kensington Palace, and included meetings between the royals and representatives of various mental health organizations and advocacy groups.

The Duke and Duchess met global anti-stigma champions Victor, Samuel and Sanchana, according to Kensington Palace. 
The Duke and Duchess met global anti-stigma champions Victor, Samuel and Sanchana, according to Kensington Palace. 

William, Kate and Prince Harry are champions of mental health. The trio founded Heads Together, an initiative to raise awareness of mental illness and those who experience it, back in 2016, and often speak about the importance of mental health.

“William, Harry and I feel it is our duty to do what we can ... to shine a spotlight on emotional well-being and highlight the support that is out there to prevent or manage the pain at difficult times,” the duchess said at a World Mental Health Day event in 2016.

“Mental health is not a dirty word ― we all have mental health like we do physical health, good or ill,” William added at the time.

“But not seeking help at those times when it all seems too much, or we are depressed or anxious, can impact the rest of our lives,” he said. “Put simply, the three of us want to make asking for help no longer a big deal.”

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