Duchess of Cambridge's polka dot dress: 5 affordable versions to channel the royal in

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Westminster Abbey for Prince Philips memorial service wearing a polka dot dress. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Westminster Abbey for Prince Philips memorial service wearing a polka dot dress. (Getty Images)

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On Tuesday morning the Royal Family came together to celebrate the life of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, at a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have just returned from a royal tour of the Caribbean, were joined by their eldest children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kate drew a strong resemblance to the late Princess Diana wearing a black polka dot dress by one of her go-to designers Alessandra Rich, which was paired with a wide-prim black hat.

The dress, which has already sold out, retailed for £1,495. However, a navy version is still available and currently has 30% off.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29:  attends the memorial service for the Duke Of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Westminster Abbey with their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arriving for a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. Picture date: Tuesday March 29, 2022. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a black polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich. (Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a Service of Thanksgiving for Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in central London on March 29, 2022. - A thanksgiving service will take place on Tuesday for Queen Elizabeth II's late husband, Prince Philip, nearly a year after his death and funeral held under coronavirus restrictions. Philip, who was married to the queen for 73 years, died on April 9 last year aged 99, following a month-long stay in hospital with a heart complaint. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Westminster Abbey for Prince Philips memorial service wearing a polka dot dress. (Getty Images)

The 40-year-old royal has worn numerous ensembles by the British designer in previous year - most notably, a similar polka dot design back in May 2019 during a visit to Bletchley Park.

Kate had previously worn the patterned number for official portraits to celebrate Prince Charles’s 70th birthday in 2018.

While the original Rich dress is no longer available, there is a similar new season frock which retails for £1,335.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Bletchley Park on May 14, 2019. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge at Bletchley Park on May 14, 2019. (Getty Images)

While Rich's creations are definitely luxury - the designer dresses usually retail for around £1,500 - we've found some similar polka dot dresses at a far lower price point so you can channel the duchess without breaking the bank.

Case in point: L.K. Bennett is selling a £350 Navy & Cream Polka Dot Silk Tea Dress that holds many similarities to Kate's stylish number with its navy blue and white polka-dot print and contrast cream collar.

Meanwhile, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have a huge selection of great black polka dot designs to see you through special summer occasions, with prices starting at just £35.

5 affordable polka dot dresses

1. Mathilde Navy & Cream Polka Dot Silk Tea Dress | £350 from L.K. Bennett

(L.K. Bennett)
(L.K. Bennett)

2. Polka Dot High Neck Midi Waisted Dress | £45 from M&S

(Marks & Spencer)
(Marks & Spencer)

3. Ted Baker Livela Polka Dot Midi Dress | £157 from John Lewis

(John Lewis & Partners)
(John Lewis & Partners)

4. Pleated Midi Dress | £33 (was £60) from La Redoute

(La Redoute)
(La Redoute)

5. Ro&Zo Polka Dot Midi Dress | £79 from John Lewis (also available from Ro&Zo)

(John Lewis & Partners)
(John Lewis & Partners)

Watch: The Cambridge family arrive at Philip's memorial

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