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Duchess Sophie re-wears Prada coat not seen for 10 years, and we're copying its stunning colour for our spring wardrobe

 Duchess of Edinburgh attends the traditional Easter Sunday Mattins Service at St George's Chapel.
Duchess of Edinburgh attends the traditional Easter Sunday Mattins Service at St George's Chapel.

The Duchess of Edinburgh re-wore a Prada coat for Easter that hasn't been seen in 10 years and the deep purple tone was stunning.

A handful of senior members of the Royal Family gathered on Sunday 31 March for the annual Easter Matins service held at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was King Charles' first main public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer, arriving alongside the Queen looking relaxed and happy. The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh weren't far behind, and Sophie wowed the crowd stepping out in a beautiful rich purple Prada coat with gold buttons, striking cream beret and towering heels of the same colour.

Duchess Sophie at Easter service
Duchess Sophie at Easter service

Not only does her outfit ooze elegance, it's also a masterclass in how to recycle your wardrobe. The Duchess was first seen in the stunning royal-coloured Prada coat a decade ago, during a visit to the String Orchestra at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.

One of the biggest spring/summer fashion trends, purple is set to be everywhere in the coming months – and the hue of Sophie's designer coat, which screams royalty, is perfect for spring and one we'll definitely be adding to our spring capsule wardrobe.

For the coat's first outing in December 2014, Duchess Sophie teamed it with a black dress, tights, heels and clutch bag – perfect for the winter month. But proving certain fashion items are timeless, in a masterclass in how to recycle your own wardrobe, she paired the designer item with an elegant cream beret and heels in a nod to the new season.

Duchess Sophie wasn't the only royal to rewear something to the annual Easter celebrations. Princess Anne looked equally chic in the most stunning mint-coloured jacket, an item that too has formed part of her wardrobe for the last decade. Teamed with her favourite House of Bruar tasseled suede riding boots and a gorgeous tan suede bag, she was the epitome of sartorial splendor.

Shop Duchess Sophie's look

Sezane purple coat
Sezane purple coat

Mederick Coat

RRP: £370 | This purple Sezane coat is a gorgeous spin on Duchess Sophie's Prada coat. Slightly longer, it features a belt and black buttons for a super-sophisticated, chic look. It's not cheap, but it's far from a Prada price tag.

Hobbs coat
Hobbs coat

Hobbs Carissa Coat

RRP: Was £369, Now £209 | This Carissa coat in Aubergine from Hobbs is simply stunning. Now with over £150 off, this timeless piece is available in a variety of sizes in the sale. Like Duchess Sophie's Prada coat, this could easily be part of your wardrobe for years.

Purple Lands End coat
Purple Lands End coat

Classic Wool Coat

RRP: Was £230, Now £89 | Now with 61%, this stunning wool jacket in blackberry is so elegant. Simple but stylish, this wool-rich coat is extremely versatile, working for everything from a big night out, to a smart day in the office. Concealed poppers mean it can be worn open and closed, for even more options.

Giuseppe Zanotti clutch bag
Giuseppe Zanotti clutch bag

Ulyana python-print clutch bag

RRP: Was £445, Now £223 | Duchess Sophie's clutch is from Bally and another repeat item from her wardrobe, which sadly means it's no longer available. But this stunning offering from Giuseppe Zanotti is a beautiful alternative. And right now you can get it for half price.

Michael Kors heels
Michael Kors heels

Michael Kors Alina Flex Court Shoes

RRP: £135 | Sophie's heels are also Prada, but these Michael Kors Alina Flex Court heels are a pretty close match. The light blush colour is perfect for spring, and the MK logo detail at the back instantly elevates the overall look.

White beret
White beret

H&M Wool Beret

RRP: £11.99 | This stunning white wool beret from H&M looks just like Duchess Sophie's - and it's less than £12! Perfect for spring, this simple item will elevate any look – working for everything from daytime casual, to adding the final touches to a wedding guest outfit.