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Kate Middleton Sports A Peplum For Diamond Jubilee! (PHOTOS)

Yesterday we received the amazing news that the Duchess of Cambridge shops at thrift stores, but today, Catherine made rounds with the queen in an outfit purchased new from her favorite store.

As part of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee tour, the queen has been traveling around England making appearances, and today she brought Catherine along for a trip to Leicester.

And the duchess stuck to a classic ensemble, Grazia reports, wearing LK Bennett's Jude jacket in teal worn over LK Bennett's knee-length Davina dress in the same color and a James Lock hat. She finished the outfit with nude tights (obvi) and black Episode heels.

But Kate isn't completely ignoring the trends. She cinched the belt to give the jacket a peplum look, which, as we saw at the 2012 Oscars, is totally hot right now.

Catherine stopped at Leicester to meet with students who entered a footwear competition at De Montfort University. The winning shoe designer will be chosen by Catherine herself. We can't wait -- although, when the 'Today' show featured a clip on the contest this morning, one student had apparently designed a pair of clogs for the duchess.

Not that the queen was anything of a style slouch herself, looking festive in a black and pink ensemble with matching hat.