Duchess of Cambridge pairs 'refreshed hairdo' with repeat dress for Charlotte's first day of school

This morning was an exciting milestone for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as their four-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, started school at Thomas’s Battersea.

The drop-off was a family affair: Charlotte was not only joined by her parents but by her big brother, six year old Prince George.

Charlotte’s going into reception while Prince George is starting his third year at school - year two.

For the occasion, the Duchess Kate donned a belted, floral-print midi dress by US designer Michael Kors. It’s not the first time Kate’s worn the dress - it’s a past-season number that she first debuted during the rehearsal of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding back in May 2018.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drop off Princess Charlotte of her first day of school along with Prince George [Photo: Getty Images]
The Duchess of Cambridge's hair was noticeably lighter as she dropped Prince Charlotte off at school [Photo: Getty]

Although Kate’s exact dress may be out of stock, the new Michael by Michael Kors season has an array of similar designs, including a near identical belted midi dress, which is available to buy for £225.

However, it was Kate’s hair that stole the show.

On Twitter many noted the 37-year-old’s perfect blow dry, describing it as “serious hair goals”.

Kate’s hair also appeared to be lighter, suggesting she’s had some soft highlights to give her hair a new season lift.

“Is anybody else just mesmerised by Kate’s hair?!!” said one user.

Another exclaimed “love Kates new highlights!!”

Many mums were also quick to comment on how glamorous Kate’s school gate ensemble was, calling it “amazing” and “gorgeous”.

She finished the look with classic navy heels and carried Charlotte’s backpack in her hand, while William held on to George’s hand and backpack.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a statement Michael Kors dress for the school drop-off [Photo: Getty]

Prince George has been attending the school since September 2017, when he was dropped off by his father.

Kate was absent due to suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum - severe morning sickness - while pregnant with Prince Louis.

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