Kate Recycles Orla Kiely Bird Print Frock on ‘Only Connect’ Visit

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This morning, the Duke and Duchess paid a visit to crime prevention charity Only Connect. The couple toured the central London office, and then met with staff and young people who spoke about the ways Only Connect helps support ex-offenders and young people at risk of re-offending.

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The charity, helps about 10,000 people a year, and is said to have reduced re-offending by nearly half.

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Helping former offenders is a cause close to William’s heart, as his aunt Lady Jane Fellowes — the sister of Princess Diana — is one of the trustees of Only Connect.

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William and Kate then visited two sister projects which are based at Only Connects King’s Cross head office — Bounce Back, which works with prisons to offer work experience, training and employment for offenders at the end of their sentences, and Handmade Alliance, which trains prisoners in textile making.

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The Duchess wrapped up in an Orla Kiely bird print dress which showed off her svelte figure. The ‘Birdie Shirt Dress, had its first outing back in 2012 when Kate wore it to The Art Room in Oxford. The brown wool jacquard dress features a cream retro print that looks like ducks, buttons in the center and a pleated skirt. It originally sold for £325 but was picked up on sale by Kate for £162.50.

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She completed her elegant look with chocolate suede ‘Royal’ Aquatalia ankle boots and a matching brown clutch. In the UK you can buy a similar version of these from Russell and Bromley.
 
 
 
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Kate kept her jewelry simple. She wore her Kiki McDonough citrine drops, her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring and a Tissot watch.
 
 
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