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Kate Middleton Expertly Styles Nude Pumps With a Dress in Pantone’s Color of the Year

It’s widely considered the color of royalty — and in her first joint outing with Prince William since the birth of their third child, Kate Middleton drew attention to her regal roots with an ensemble that was positively purple.

At today’s inaugural Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, the Duchess of Cambridge recycled a couple of closet favorites: a long-sleeved dress by Emilia Wickstead and a pair of nude pumps by Gianvito Rossi.

Catherine Duchess of CambridgeGlobal Ministerial Mental Health Summit, County Hall, London, UK - 09 Oct 2018The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit on Tuesday 9th October. The summit is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD. The Mental Health Summit will see political figures, leading academics and policy-makers from around the world come together with one common goal: better mental health for all. The meeting will help countries work together to deal with stigma attached to mental health and address other issues to do with mental ill-health WEARING EMILIA WICKSTEAD WORN BEFORE (8970151) JULY 21 2017 SHOES BY GIANVITO ROSSI
Kate Middleton wears an Emilia Wickstead dress and Gianvito Rossi pumps.
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Trendy in Pantone’s color of the year, the lilac number — which Middleton wore during her family’s royal tour in Germany last July — featured a slim bodice and an A-line skirt on a contoured silhouette. She paired the dress with a matching mini handbag in croc print and calf leather by Aspinal of London.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge are greeted by Matt HancockGlobal Ministerial Mental Health Summit, County Hall, London, UK - 09 Oct 2018The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit on Tuesday 9th October. The summit is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD. The Mental Health Summit will see political figures, leading academics and policy-makers from around the world come together with one common goal: better mental health for all. The meeting will help countries work together to deal with stigma attached to mental health and address other issues to do with mental ill-health
Prince William and Kate Middleton are greeted by Matt Hancock at County Hall in London.
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The pieces coordinated beautifully with her classic suede heels, which boasted a sleek pointed toe and slim stiletto heel. The designer’s pumps are among Middleton’s go-to pairs; she’s kept them in rotation from a London charity event two years ago to the post-birth unveiling of newborn Prince Louis in April — albeit in a shorter iteration.

Catherine Duchess of CambridgeGlobal Ministerial Mental Health Summit, County Hall, London, UK - 09 Oct 2018The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit on Tuesday 9th October. The summit is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD. The Mental Health Summit will see political figures, leading academics and policy-makers from around the world come together with one common goal: better mental health for all. The meeting will help countries work together to deal with stigma attached to mental health and address other issues to do with mental ill-health WEARING EMILIA WICKSTEAD WORN BEFORE (8970151) JULY 21 2017 SHOES BY GIANVITO ROSSI
A closer look at Kate Middleton’s shoes.
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The duchess and her husband were on royal duty at the summit, co-hosted by the British government and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Political figures, academics and policymakers from around the world were also present at the event.

Together with Prince Harry, Middleton and Prince William spearhead the Heads Together initiative, which aims to help erase the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of CambridgeGlobal Ministerial Mental Health Summit, County Hall, London, UK - 09 Oct 2018The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit on Tuesday 9th October. The summit is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD. The Mental Health Summit will see political figures, leading academics and policy-makers from around the world come together with one common goal: better mental health for all. The meeting will help countries work together to deal with stigma attached to mental health and address other issues to do with mental ill-health
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.
CREDIT: James Gourley/Shutterstock

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