Kate Middleton's already dressing Prince Louis in hand-me-downs

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She’s the unlikely frugal fashionista who wore the same maternity looks during her pregnancy and continues to trot out her favourite pair of boots 13 years after she first wore them in public.

Now Kate Middleton is proving her fondness for getting plenty of wear out of clothes extends to her children as well, with her youngest Prince Louis just days old and already relegated to his older siblings hand-me downs.

Prince Louis (left) can be seen wearing the same white jumper as his older sister Charlotte in her first official photo. Photo: Instagram/kensingtonpalace

While the world cooed over adorable baby photos taken by proud mum Kate and released to celebrate Louis’ birth last month, there were a few details that didn’t go unnoticed by royal watchers.

In a candid snap of Prince Louis taken at Kensington Palace showing him sitting up against some pillows, Kate and Wills’ third bub is seen wearing a white jumper – one that’s exactly the same as one Princess Charlotte wore in her first official photos.

The white jumper by Spanish brand Irulea was reportedly a present from the mum of their children’s nanny.

And Prince Louis’ not the only one being forced to wear hand-me-downs.

Prince Louis is Kate and Wills’ third child. Photo: Getty

In another gorgeous snap showing Princess Charlotte tenderly kissing her new brother on the forehead, the three-year-old’s blue cardigan has previously been seen before.

Prince George ore the distinctive patterned cardigan in two years ago in a photo taken by Annie Leibovitz, and released to commemorate the Queen’s 30th birthday.

In another photo taken by Kate, Princess Charlotte is seen wearing a patterned blue cardigan as she kisses baby Louis. Photo: Instagram/kensingtonpalace

With little Louis no doubt next in line to wear the cardigan once Charlotte grows out of it, designers are ecstatic that their creation is making headlines again.

“We couldn’t be happier to see little Princess Charlotte wearing the same cardigan Prince George once wore,” designer Ana Pérez told PEOPLE.

The same cardigan was worn by Prince George in a photo taken by Annie Leibovitz in 2016. Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Reuters

“It is a huge pleasure to be among the brands in their wardrobe.”


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