Prince William and Kate Middleton stun in exact same outfits they wore in Hamburg in 2017
The event was Prince William and Kate's first royal engagement together since the birth of their son Prince Louis
On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in London for the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, an event that strives to improve mental health around the world. This was Kate's second royal engagement and the couple's first since the Duchess retired for her five-month-long maternity leave after giving birth to her youngest son, Prince Louis.
The royal couple, who also champion the Heads Together initiative alongside Prince Harry, have seen how the initiative has helped mainstream mental health discussions. Therefore, they made it a point to attend the summit on Tuesday that aims to unite politics, academics and health policy-makers in a first-time meeting.
For the event, the mother-of-three was dressed in her usual dress and heels combination, and she looked absolutely radiant in her purple A-line dress that came with a flattering waist belt. The Duchess had previously worn the Emilia Wickstead design in 2017, while in Hamburg on a royal tour of Germany along with Princess Charlotte and Prince George, reported Evening Standard.
Kate further accentuated her dress by pairing it with a new handbag by British brand Aspinal of London. It seemed like even Prince William picked up on his wife's thrifty fashion sense, for he too dressed up in the same suit and tie combination he wore in Hamburg in 2017, the purple tie once again perfectly complementing Kate’s look.
The inaugural Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit was co-hosted by the British government and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where the royal couple got to hear about presentations on two case studies of active mental health programs from the U.S. and Slovenia.
The royal couple also visited a “friendship bench,” which is the part of an initiative to teach women, especially elderly women, in Zimbabwe, how to become city lay health workers. They also visited the exhibition area and met with representatives to hear about various organizations’ mental health campaigns and programs.
At one point, Kate and William saw how a Colombian artist, Dairo Vargas, tried to capture the summit in a unique piece of art. The couple took turns to dab some paint on the piece themselves, and while Kate was seen carefully swiping the paintbrush, her husband, who claimed to be “the arty one”, tried his hand at dabbing on the painting, clearly unsure in his artistic abilities. “This is how you probably ruin a picture,” he warned.