Duchess Catherine recycles her favourite pink pants from an affordable High Street brand, so naturally, we’re buying our own immediately

Duchess on a budget.
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Duchess Catherine has a world of couture at her fingertips, but sometimes, just sometimes, she likes to keep things a little more simple.

Known as the queen of recycling, the Duchess of Cambridge often chooses to re-wear her favourite outfits from years gone by – so much so that each time she steps out, it’s almost a given that something in her outfit will be an older, much loved repeat.

And boy do we love to see it.

Her latest venture out and about has proved the feat once again, and this time, said re-wear is particularly glorious for a few reasons.

Stepping out in the UK on Tuesday, September 22, the Duchess was radiant from the ground up as she met with a number of parents in London’s Battersea Park to hear about how they have used charity support to manage the many effects of COVID-19.

Kate spoke about how they had been helped by different peer groups inclduing Home-Start, National Childbirth Trust and Mush, who had connected with them via Zoom and frequent phone calls.

In a refreshing twist, Kate’s usual summery dresses and skirt suits had been put to the wayside. Instead, she wore a very casual T-shirt, pants and sneaker combo.

And there was one element to the overall look we couldn’t keep our eyes off.

Kate Middleton looked radiant as she met with several parents in London’s Battersea Park on Tuesday.


Yep, there was no mistaking those pants – pink in colour and chic in nature, we, and quite frankly everyone else in the general vicinity, were rightfully obsessed with the fresh Autumn style.

And if you cast your minds back, you’ll likely be aware that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen these glorious pants – the Duchess wore them back in March while visiting the London Ambulance Service 111 control room.

On this occasion, Kate teamed them with a matching blazer – an entire set from affordable High Street brand, Marks & Spencer.

Recognise this heavenly look, anyone?

(Kensington Royal)

This time around, Kate dressed the look up a little differently, and perhaps a little more appropriately given the casual outdoorsy event.

Her white T-shirt was a Ralph Lauren design, while she accessorised the look with her favourite white Superga sneakers.

Casual outfit goals.


Recreating this look immediately.


As to be expected, Kate’s drool-worthy pink M&S pants are sold out online, but there’s a bunch of similar, affordable styles out there that will look just as chic as the Queen of chic’s…

We gladly did the research for you – keep scrolling for our favourite picks.

M&S cotton straight leg chinos, $55. Buy them online here.

Perfect stranger paradise pant, $79.95. Buy them online here.

SEED Heritage high rise suit pant, $129.95. Buy them online via David Jones here.

Uniqlo high waisted wide pants, $29.90. Buy them online here.

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