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Kensington Palace share unseen photo of Kate Middleton to mark her Blue Peter appearance – as fans spot she’s wearing the same LK Bennett dress she sported to the polo this summer

  • Duchess of Cambridge, 37, appeared on Blue Peter on Thursday evening
  • To mark the occasion, Kensington Palace shared a previously unseen photo 
  • Shows Kate judging a gardening competition run in collaboration with Blue Peter
  • Duchess is seen wearing the LK Bennett dress she sported at the polo in July 

Kensington Palace released a previously unseen snap of the Duchess of Cambridge on Instagram yesterday. 

The photo shows Kate, 37, judging the Blue Peter Royal Garden Competition, ahead of the winner being revealed on yesterday’s episode of the classic children’s show.

The competition saw children from across the countries submit ideas for sculptures that could be placed in the Duchess’s Back to Nature Garden at RHS Wisley, in Surrey.

Fans were quick to note that the Duchess is wearing the £325 LK Bennett dress she previously wore on a family day out at the polo in July, pictured. The Duchess of Cambridge's hair also looks very similar in both, suggesting they might have been taking on the same day

Fans were quick to note that the Duchess is wearing the £325 LK Bennett dress she previously wore on a family day out at the polo in July, pictured. The Duchess of Cambridge’s hair also looks very similar in both, suggesting they might have been taking on the same day

Fans were quick to note that the Duchess is wearing the £325 LK Bennett dress she previously wore on a family day out at the polo in July. 

It is not known when, or where, the new photo was taken but Kate’s hair looks strikingly similar to how it did at the polo, suggesting it might have been on the same day. 

The photo was part of a gallery of video and images released by Kensington Palace to mark Kate’s Blue Peter appearance. 

The caption read: ‘The Duchess of Cambridge joined @CBBC’s #BluePeter to unveil the winner of their Royal Garden Competition at @RHSWisley – congratulations Jessica on your winning design!’

The video was a clip from the Blue Peter episode where Kate and winner Jessica, 12, saw the schoolgirl’s stunning design.   

Jessica’s design featured a twisted thorax sculpted from wood and a trellis of recycled metal in the shape of butterfly wings for brightly coloured clematis flowers to grow over.

At its centre hangs a set of wind chimes, and the first flowers have already started to grow over its wings.

The duchess launched the Royal Garden competition in June – calling for Blue Peter viewers to design a sculpture featuring natural materials for the garden she designed for the Chelsea Flower Show. 

The official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, shared a series of snaps from the day, showing Kate looking radiant while chatting with the winner and runners up

The official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, shared a series of snaps from the day, showing Kate looking radiant while chatting with the winner and runners up

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