Kate Middleton wears recycled maternity dress

Nisean Lorde

It's her third time being pregnant and Kate Middleton has got her pre-baby fashion down pat, stepping out in a blue floral dress that eagle-eyed royal watchers have seen before.

The Duchess, who turned 36 on Tuesday, was back in the public eye in a recycled Seraphine floral print maternity dress.

It's a dress that she wore twice while pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2015.

Kate Middleton was all smiles as she played with children during her visit to the school. Photo: Getty

Spotted visiting children at the Reach Academy Feltham, in West London, it’s a school that works closely with mental health charity Place2Be to support children and their families throughout their school careers.

The Duchess, who is expecting her third child in April, paired the dress with a chic $335 Hobbs wool coat and let her locks flow carefree around her face (a slight difference from the equally stunning Meghan Markle who opted for - what some called - a “messy” bun and $75 jumper for her first public appearance of 2018.

Kate had her bump on show in the fitted dress. Photo: Getty
Pictured here in 2015 while pregnant with Charlotte, Kate has made use of her old maternity clothes. Photo: Getty

Third time around is proving to be thrifty for Kate, who was spotted wearing a Serpahine burgundy coat in “wool tweed bouclé with a touch of sparkle,” as she arrived at the Rugby Portobello Trust in North Kensington last December.

Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a coat last December she had worn before. Photo: Getty Images
The Duchess was pictured here in 2014 with Prince William in the same outfit. Photo: Getty Images

She had previously wore the $646 ribbon-trimmed piece back in New York in 2014 while pregnant with Princess Charlotte.

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