The thoughtful reason behind Kate Middleton’s outfit at Meghan’s wedding

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Kate Middleton is known for her elegant fashion sense, and the thoughtfulness that goes into picking specific outfits for certain occasions.

Case in point: her sister and brother-in-law's wedding two years ago. The Duchess of Cambridge wore an understated cream tailored coat by Alexander McQueen.

This was actually one that she already owned, and had worn several time before, including to Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015, and Trooping the Colour in 2016.

It's thought that Kate Middleton chose to recycle this outfit so as not to steal any limelight from the bride, Meghan Markle.

Not only is the outfit very understated, but it also meant people wouldn't focus on finding out where Kate's incredible new dress was from.

While this may not be true, we wouldn't be surprised if the Duchess did have a little thought for the bride when choosing her outfit.

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, 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.