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Pretty in pink: Thrifty Queen recycles outfit

The Queen has shown she's just as good at recycling outfits as her granddaughter-in-law Kate, wearing her favourite pink coat and hat for the fourth time in 12 months.
Pretty in pink: Thrifty Queen recycles outfit

The Queen has shown she’s just as good at recycling outfits as her granddaughter-in-law Kate, wearing her favourite pink coat and hat for the fourth time in 12 months.

The frugal 87-year-old monarch donned the cerise and black outfit to visit the town of Newhaven in East Sussex.

It’s been a popular choice in the past year, with the Queen choosing to wear it on three other occasions.

The Queen in May 2012, yesterday, and June 2012.

Kate first wore this coat in 2009 and in 2011.

Kate at Laura Parker Bowles’ wedding in 2006 and at Zara Phillips’ wedding in 2011.

Kate at an event in Los Angeles in 2011 and one month later.

Kate at an engagement in April 2011 and in an official portrait for her Canada tour.

Kate recycled her cream engagement dress for her Canada tour in 2011.

Kate at the Olympics in 2012 and last month.

Camilla recycled her royal wedding outfit to wear to Ascot weeks later.

Princess Anne at Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding, and at another wedding in 2008.

Prince William wore the same outfit two days in a row at the Calgary Stampede in 2011.

Michelle Obama loves this dress so much, she has worn it five times.

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