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The Duchess of Cambridge has recycled the Reiss dress she appears to share with her mother Carole Middleton as she made her biggest ever public intervention as she called for greater action to protect children in their ‘crucial early years.’

In a short snippet from the speech which was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night, thrifty Kate, 38, can be seen re-wearing the Reiss dress she first donned in 2012 – and which her mother, Carole Middleton, was snapped wearing two years earlier. 

The royal first wore the £139 ‘Trina’ from the High Street chain when she gave her first public speech at The Treehouse children’s hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk, and accessorised the dress with a thick black belt.

Meanwhile, Carole Middleton was spotted wearing the same ensemble to Ascot in 2010, and paired it with the same accessories, plus the addition of a chic fascinator. 

Kate Middleton, 38, recycled a £139 Reiss dress as she made her biggest ever public intervention as she called for greater action to protect children in their 'crucial early years.' Pictured, a short snippet from the speech which was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night

Kate Middleton, 38, recycled a £139 Reiss dress as she made her biggest ever public intervention as she called for greater action to protect children in their 'crucial early years.' Pictured, a short snippet from the speech which was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night

Kate Middleton, 38, recycled a £139 Reiss dress as she made her biggest ever public intervention as she called for greater action to protect children in their ‘crucial early years.’ Pictured, a short snippet from the speech which was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night

The royal first wore the £139 'Trina' from the High Street chain when she gave her first public speech at The Treehouse children's hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk in 2012 (pictured)

The royal first wore the £139 'Trina' from the High Street chain when she gave her first public speech at The Treehouse children's hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk in 2012 (pictured)

The royal first wore the £139 ‘Trina’ from the High Street chain when she gave her first public speech at The Treehouse children’s hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk in 2012 (pictured)

Carole Middleton was spotted wearing the same ensemble to Ascot in 2010 (pictured), and paired it with the same accessories, plus the addition of a chic fascinator

Carole Middleton was spotted wearing the same ensemble to Ascot in 2010 (pictured), and paired it with the same accessories, plus the addition of a chic fascinator

Carole Middleton was spotted wearing the same ensemble to Ascot in 2010 (pictured), and paired it with the same accessories, plus the addition of a chic fascinator 

With its classic double breasted blazer-style design, and the striking blue hue and contrast waist belt, the garment has truly stood the test of time.

According to well-placed sources, Kate frequently borrows clothes from her 57-year-old mother when she needs a special little something. 

The royal opted to keep her jewellery to a minimum, and paired the striking ensemble with a simple but elegant silver necklace, which featured a round pendant.

The Duchess, who opted for a touch of blusher, lip gloss and mascara, and wore her brown long hair in a wavy blow dry style, looked the epitome of glam as she called for more government protection for under-fives because ‘education doesn’t begin at the school gates.’ 

The Duchess released a short snippet from the speech on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night

Kate has been the driving force behind a new study – the largest of its kind in the UK on perceptions of early childhood – which reports that only one in four people recognise the key importance of the first five years of a child’s life. 

In a keynote online speech to mark publication of the research, she will highlight how difficult experiences in early childhood are often the root cause of key social challenges such as poor mental health, family breakdown, addiction and homelessness – with the cost of late intervention estimated to be around £17 billion per year in England and Wales. 

The duchess will warn that to ignore early child development is to fatally misunderstand the importance it plays in shaping ‘the society we will become’. 

She will say: ‘Over the last decade I have met people from all walks of life. I have seen that experiences such as homelessness, addiction, and poor mental health are often grounded in a difficult childhood.

‘But I have also seen, how positive protective factors in the early years can play a crucial role in shaping our futures… The early years are not simply about how we raise our children.’ 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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