Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, dazzles in aqua gown she first wore 6 years ago

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Kate recycles SIX-YEAR-OLD Jenny Packham dress for Tusk awards
She is known for recycling pieces from her wardrobe past and tonight the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a teal blue ball gown she had first worn six years ago.

Kate, 36, looked stunning as she joined Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House, London on Thursday night.

The mother-of-three recycled a sea green floor length lace gown by British designer Jenny Packham for the event this evening which she had initially worn back in 2012 to a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games.

Despite the fact that she has since given birth to three children the elegant ballgown still fitted like a glove as she stepped onto the red carpet today. 

Kate, 36, looked stunning as she joined Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House, London on Thursday night

Since returning from maternity leave weve witnessed the Duchess of Cambridge take on a new and confident wardrobe, including an Erdem dress and a gorgeous Alexander McQueen number for Princess Eugenies wedding.

But at the Tusk Conservation Awards, Kate proved there is still room for her now retro style as she showcased this Jenny Packham dress.

Looks familiar? Well, she first wore it back in 2012, and six years later it still makes a statement. From the teal colour and pleated design to the lace detailing and belted waist, the designer dress has established itself as a timeless one.

Although you cant buy this bespoke version of the 'Aspen' wedding gown, you can click (right) to shop a similar Jenny Packham masterpiece at Harrods.

Alternatively, use our edit below to emulate Kates show-stopping look in a similar dress from Marks and Spencer, Jolie Moi, Monsoon and more.

And Kate stuck to what she knows when it came to her accessories too, carrying the same custom-made clutch bag she was seen with back in 2012.

Kate also opted for the same £450 Vamp sandals from Jimmy Choo that she wore when she debuted the dress.

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She mixed up her look slightly by swapping the elegant chignon she had originally opted to have for tumbling curls framing her face perfectly. 

Kate wore a pair of dazzling pair of chandelier diamond earrings and a further element of sparkle was added in the form of her bejeweled waistband

And she appeared to have had a small accident, spotted wearing a circular plaster on her middle finger. 

Prince William, meanwhile, put on a dapper display in a tux and £400 Arthur Sleep cashmere slippers as he joined his wife on the red carpet, both of whom wore a remembrance poppy ahead of armistice day. 

The couple, who are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, looked happy and relaxed sharing a joke together upon their arrival this evening.  

The mother-of-three recycled a sea green floor length lace gown by British designer Jenny Packham for the event this evening which she had initially worn six years ago

Kate first wore the teal gown in 2012 to a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games. Pictured: Kate at the gala six years ago

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