With outings far and few between during lockdown, there's never been a better time to repurpose familiar wardrobe staples already in your closet. Just ask Kate Middleton, who has opted to recycle a few of her favorite looks for virtual appearances amid the pandemic, from an eight-year-old Zara blazer to a floral dress with a Peter Pan collar she wore twice in the span of several months.
Her latest rewear? A pussy bow blouse from Gucci that she famously put on backward in March 2019 during a visit to the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in London.
This time around, she wore the purple silk-crepe top during a Q&A session to promote the findings from her "5 Big Questions" survey about the early years of childhood. On Saturday, Kate answered several questions related to the research in a video posted to Instagram.
"I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent in their questions. There are a huge number here with loads of wonderful emojis attached to them," Kate began, before revealing why she first became interested in the project. “I think people assume that because I am a parent, that’s why I’ve taken an interest in the Early Years. I think this really is bigger than that."
She added, “This isn’t just about happy, healthy children. This is about the society I hope we could and can become. Right from the early days, meeting lots of people who are suffering with addiction or poor mental health and hearing time and time again that their troubles now in adulthood stem right back from early childhood experience."
Meanwhile, when a question came up about managing "toddler tantrums," Kate, who is a mom to three children — Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2 — turned to the experts for advice. “Yes, that’s a hard one. I’d also like to ask the experts myself!” she jokingly replied.