WATCH: Kate Middleton delivers her first public speech

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Reiss dress once worn by her mother for the special occasion

The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at the The Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich and has made her first public speech.

As well as making a brief public address, Kate Middleton, 30, will tour the facilities at the hospice, plant a tree in the grounds and meet children and their families who receive care and support from the centre.

Kate appeared a little nervous has she took to the podium to begin her speech, which lasted for three minutes. As she chatted to the packed room, the Duchess spoke of her admiration for the work the staff at The Treehouse Hospice do and said how she wished Prince William could have been there with her.

The Duchess once again showed her support for the British high street by wearing a blue dress by Reiss, which she accessorised with a thick black belt, classic black heels and a matching clutch.

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What’s interesting about the Reiss dress is that it is the very same one her mother, Carole Middleton, wore to Royal Ascot in 2010.

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But it’s not the first time that the royal has used her mum for style inspiration! A white hat which Carole also wore at Ascot was later worn by Kate at the wedding of Hugh van Cutsem, and a Colette Diningham dress which had been worn by Carole at a Royal Academy summer preview was then spotted on the Duchess at the wedding of her friends Thomas Sutton and Harriet Colthurst.

Like mother like daughter!

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