Fans think Kate Middleton updated her pre-coronation dress for Trooping the Colour 2024: ‘Knew it looked familiar’

She’s the queen of the royal rewear.

Kate Middleton made her grand return to the spotlight at Saturday’s Trooping the Colour 2024 parade, clad in a white Jenny Packham dress trimmed with a black striped belt and matching bow at the neck.

And as eagle-eyed royal fans quickly pointed out on social media, it appears the Princess of Wales may have updated an old favorite outfit for the special occasion.

Ahead of King Charles’ coronation in May 2023, Kate wore a strikingly similar style for a Buckingham Palace lunch and walkabout, which she styled with black Aquazzura slingbacks, a satin Prada clutch and the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings.

Kate Middleton made her grand return to the spotlight at Saturday’s Trooping the Colour 2024 parade, clad in a white Jenny Packham dress trimmed with a black striped belt and matching bow at the neck. AFP via Getty Images
Ahead of King Charles’ coronation in May 2023, Kate wore a strikingly similar style for a Buckingham Palace lunch and walkabout. Getty Images

For this year’s Trooping the Colour, the princess appears to have updated the midi-length look’s solid black belt with a striped one and added the black-and-white bow for an added flourish.

“I knew the dress looked familiar,” one fan wrote on X (formerly Twitter) of the upcycled style, while another added, “I much prefer today’s version.”

Wrote a third, “That makes me love it even more! (I remember being young and obsessed when Princess Diana did this with her outfits!)”

This time around, Kate paired the piece with a black-and-white Philip Treacy hat, ivory Jimmy Choo pumps, a Mulberry clutch, Cassandra Goad pearl cluster earrings and the Irish Guards Regimental Brooch, the latter nodding to her role as the regiment’s honorary colonel.

Princess Charlotte, 9, Prince George, 10, and Prince Louis, 6, coordinated in navy blue.

For this year’s Trooping the Colour, the princess appears to have updated the midi-length look’s solid black belt with a striped one and added the black-and-white bow for an added flourish. AFP via Getty Images
In 2023, she styled the dress with black Aquazzura slingbacks, a satin Prada clutch and the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings. Getty Images

Saturday’s parade marked the Princess of Wales’ first royal engagement of the year as she continues her cancer treatment.

Kate shared a new photo and update on Instagram Friday, confirming she’d be in attendance at today’s Trooping the Colour celebrations.

She’s attended the event — held in honor of the British sovereign’s birthday — every year since her royal wedding to Prince William in 2011.