Kate Middleton celebrated Canada Day by thanking frontline workers in $1,700 Canada-inspired dress

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Always one to dress for the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge recently appeared in full Canada Day spirit for her latest official address.

Speaking alongside her husband Prince William on July 1, the couple chatted with Fraser Health staff and medical staff working at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

In a video call shared online, the Duke and Duchess thanked frontline workers across Canada for their efforts in helping to protect and support their communities.

“It’s an amazing role that you’re playing, and a hugely tough one as well,” the 38-year-old mum of three expressed in the video posted to the official Kensington Royal Twitter account, as well as on YouTube.

“We’re in huge admiration for everything you’re doing.”

In honour of the Canadian national holiday, the Duchess appeared on screen wearing an appropriately themed red and white dress. Designed by British label Alexander McQueen, it originally retailed for nearly $1,700 and has since sold out.

Kate Middleton wears the $1,700 Alexander McQueen Tweed Dress With Cotton And Virgin Wool In Multicolored. Images via Youtube/TheRoyalFamily, Modesens.
Kate Middleton wears the $1,700 Alexander McQueen Tweed Dress. Images via Youtube/TheRoyalFamily, Modesens.

Luckily, we’ve found a shockingly similar version to Kate’s stunning tweed dress for a fraction of the price, in case you're tempted to emulate her holiday look.

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Textured Tweed Dress. Image via Kate Spade.
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