The story behind Kate Middleton's blue anniversary dress

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, and have marked the occasion by releasing a couple of romantic photographs.

Whilst it would've been pretty epic if Kate had dressed up in her wedding dress, she did still nod to her special day with her incredible outfit.

The gorgeous shots were taken earlier this week at Kensington Palace, by British photographer Chris Floyd, best known for his portrait work, capturing pop and rock legends including David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Debbie Harry and Oasis.

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In the shots, the Duchess looks elegant in a pale blue floral wrap dress, which you'll be surprised to hear is actually an old high-street number, by British label Ghost.

An official shot of her wearing it was leaked back in 2019, when she was visiting Pakistan with Prince William. Though it's of course now long sold out, you can buy a similar style below.


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It's thought that she wore this frocks as it not only matches her sapphire engagement ring, but it also nods to her blue gown she wore when she announced her engagement (main picture).

She accessorised with a daisy-shaped diamond pendant, thought to be an anniversary present from the Duke, though of course this hasn't been confirmed, and in any case, he probably wouldn't have given her a present before the actual anniversary date.

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.