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The Duchess of Cambridge chose a charcoal-hued dress by Orla Kiely for a visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery. [Photo: Getty]

11 times the Duchess of Cambridge dressed just like one of us

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

There’s no denying the Duchess of Cambridge‘s hold over the fashion industry.

The ‘Kate Effect‘ has been in full swing ever since the royal fell into the media spotlight as a fresh-faced twenty-something.

And it was the 36-year-old’s now-famous blue Issa dress (which she donned in her engagement photographs) that secured her position as one of the world’s most respected style muses.

With an innate ability to crash endless shopping pages of the Internet (and almost send one label under) – the royal’s sartorial influence is incomparable.

And perhaps what draws so many women to lust over her wardrobe, is the notion that it is just so darn relatable.

When the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t sitting prim enjoying afternoon tea with the Queen, she’s donning Topshop’s latest line or sending us potty over Zara’s current must-have.

Yes, it turns out Kate is just like us. And when it comes to championing the high street, the 36-year-old gives the royal touch.

Take a look back at the Duchess of Cambridge’s best high street moments to date.

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