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The Duchess of Cambridge is no stranger to selecting outfits with a special meaning – she wore a Temperley gown as on homage to the National Portrait Gallery earlier this year.

And her latest outfit for the Trooping the Colour parade (and the Queen’s official birthday FYI), was no exception.

Kate wore a stunning pink Alexander McQueen dress, paired with a Jane Taylor hat and a woven Etui clutch bag.

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Twitter naturally went into overdrive, with many praising the outfit as ‘one of her best yet’. But what they might not have noticed is the significance behind it.

First off, the dress is by a British designer, which could be seen as Kate’s homage to the UK, tying in with the Queen’s message of unitedness after recent events.

Then there’s the colour pink, which is proven to show gentleness, as well as progressiveness.

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A study by Veronica Koller shows that, ‘whilst wearing pink will still evoke impressions surrounding gentleness and nurturing, adding a splash of pink to your wardrobe will signify both power and progressiveness.’

Plus, if you really want to go into the details, Kate’s earrings were borrowed from the Queen, and she matched her outfit to Princess Charlotte’s dress, showing a sweet emphasis on family and sharing.

Another winner from Kate.

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