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


                            Prince William and Kate Middleton stun in exact same outfits they wore in Hamburg in 2017

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.

Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October.
Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October.

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.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

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.

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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.

Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October.
Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October.

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.

Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October.
Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October.