British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine wears a beloved High Street label in a surprise new video from her country home

Making a $70 dress look a million bucks.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Catherine has done it again.
While we haven't seen the Duchess in-person for months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been no less privy to seeing some of her knockout ensembles via video calls - and her latest is a real humdinger, to put it frankly.
Appearing in a brand-new surprise video for a local school, the royal mum has turned heads yet another time as she stands in a room located in her country home Anmer Hall.
Of course, what she said in the video is memorable enough - but what she was wearing is the cherry on top.
Speaking to pupils from the Oak National Academy, the Duchess discussed the importance of kindness, which is in response to the Mentally Healthy Schools program.
Catherine told them: "Talking to someone, whether it's a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better. And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need."
She added: "But as we help others, we mustn't forget to nurture ourselves, by taking the time to focus on the things that make us feel happy too."
Kate was radiant in a new video call to students as part of a mental health initiative. (Kensington Royal)
The poignant words are a reminder to everyone to ensure they are keeping tabs on their own selves amid this turbulent time - something the Duchess and husband Prince William are extremely vocal about.
Of course, we can't look past the other important addition to the video - what Kate wore.
Her beautiful floral dress was eye-catching for obvious reasons, with a unique blue printed design that stood out in all the right ways.
And as it turns out, the dress is from none other than High Street label Marks & Spencer, and retails for just over AUD $70.
Unfortunately it looks like the style isn't available in Australia - though not to worry, as there are plenty of similar dresses available to buy online right away.
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This beautiful Boden design is perfect for layering up in winter. $144, buy it online here.
This ASOS design wrap front dress gives us all kinds of Kate vibes. $70, buy it online here.
A short sleeved V-neck style, like this Marks & Spencer design is perfect for trans seasonal weather. $85, buy it online here.
Kate's enviable tresses were also a sight to behold in the video - worn out and in loose curls, it looks like the radiant Duchess has been enjoying her time at the country home.
She is understood to be isolating with her three young children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
Prince William meanwhile has gone back to work in-person, attending his first physical engagement yesterday after three months in lockdown by visiting a local ambulance unit.
Here's hoping Kate will be next - we might see her glorious outfit in full this time...
Kate has been nailing the video call appearances of late - but perhaps an in-person engagement isn't far off... (Kensington Royal)

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