Kate Middleton Makes a Special Appearance at Order of the Garter Over a Decade After Making Her Debut

Kate Middleton recently made a special appearance at Order of the Garter. Only this time, the mother of three has a royal title to her name.

According to People, the event is one of the oldest royal family traditions. It also holds a special meaning for Middleton because it’s where she made her debut as Prince William's girlfriend. (She first attended the Order of the Garter in 2008, but she was only dating her now-husband.) Since they tied the knot, she has made a few appearances at the event—which dates back to 2011 and 2014.

In 2008, Middleton wore a black polka-dot skirt and blazer. But this time, the duchess rocked a periwinkle coat dress designed by Alexander McQueen (per Page Six). Middleton paired the look with a matching brimmed floral hat crafted by Juliette Botterill Millinery. Lastly, she accessorized with a blue diamond necklace and earring set by G. Collins & Sons.

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This outing comes a week after Middleton made her post-Jubilee debut in London. At the time, she made a solo trip to the Brent division of Little Village, which happens to be London’s largest baby bank network. During the event, she learned more about Little Village and its efforts to support children following its launch in 2016.

Sophie Livingston, who is the CEO of Little Village, said the duchess was so kind and helpful. “We were all absolutely delighted to welcome The Duchess of Cambridge to Little Village Brent. She met some of our staff and volunteers and helped to pick out some beautiful items of clothing for the family’s two young children,” Livingston said, according to People magazine.

She went on to say the duchess “really took her time” to talk to staff and volunteers. And, she was really interested to hear more about the work being done at Little Village.

Keep being an inspiration, Kate.

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