Kate Middleton's gorgeous polka dot dress is in the sale

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The Duchess of Cambridge made headlines today after her appearance on BBC Breakfast's Tiny Happy People. During the show, she discussed things such as her children and their lockdown struggle, as well as what she wishes she'd known as a new parent.

Kate wore an uplifting polka dot dress for the occasion, perhaps emulating Princess Diana, who liked to wear bright colours when visiting children, so it would cheer them up.

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The dress worn by the Duchess is by British designer Emilia Wickstead, a favourite with both herself and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

It is part of the designer's AW19 collection, and was actually inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather trilogy, with a hint of 80s Italy nostalgia.

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It's also in the Matches sale, reduced by 70%, however it's understandably selling fast, seeing as the Kate effect is still as strong as ever.

Kate teamed the dress with her signature suede wedges, by label Castaner, and tied delicately around her ankles.

During the show, the Duchess spoke to families about their experience with parenting, with the programme specifically designed to support parents and carers in developing children’s language from pregnancy to the age of four.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.