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While at a charity event last night, Duchess Kate Middleton subtly suggested that her official title be changed to "Duchess Cutouts Middleton." Wearing an appropriately royal blue gown with rather daring (for a princess, anyway) shoulder cutouts, she hosted a banquet for the organization SportsAid and met athletes competing in this summer’s Olympics:
What’s even more un-Middleton, however, is that the dress isn't recycled (i.e. she hasn't worn it before) and by a designer she rarely wears. Plus, the Roland Mouret "Cold Shoulder" gown is somehow not already sold out — it’s currently on sale at Neiman Marcus for a hefty $3,710:
This morning, she also made the case for a different alliterative nickname: Duchess Caketopper Middleton. During another birthday celebration for the Queen at St. Paul’s Cathedral, she wore a frothy blue and white dress and matching fascinator that practically looks like it’s made of fondant:
Photo: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/Getty Images
According to the Daily Mail, the coat dress is custom Catherine Walker — a.k.a. you won’t find anything like it online. The nickname, however, still stands.