Kate Middleton Wore a McQueen Coat From 2012 For a Very Significant Reason

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a trip to Dundee, Scotland, on Tuesday, beginning the trip by opening the city's brand-new design museum, V&A Dundee. For the occasion, Kate (or the Countess of Strathearn, as she's known in Scotland) turned to one of her favorites, Alexander McQueen, opting for a tartan look we've seen her wear before. The duchess debuted the green and blue coat dress (which is from the McQ by McQueen diffusion label) way back in 2012, when she visited St. Andrew's school. It got a second outing at the Christmas service the following year. Choosing to wear it this time had a special significance, as the tartan is that of Scotland's 3rd Battalion Regiment, known as the Black Watch. Kate teamed it with black tights and pumps, Princess Diana's sapphire earrings, and a green top-handle bag from Manu Atelier ($565).

This detail showed how much thought Kate puts into making each and every outfit appropriate for the occasion. From her New Year's Day appearance in blue to her "casual" gardening outfit (complete with $1.8K earrings), she's been giving us serious lessons in royal style this year. She seems to have been digging into her own archives a lot recently, too. Earlier this month, she took an old Oscar de la Renta skirt suit out for a second spin, and she famously stepped out in an 8-year-old Jenny Packham gown back in November. Have the residents of Kensington Palace got into KonMari and discovered some old clothes that still spark joy? Take a look at this latest outfit repeat ahead.