Kate shows frugal side at Order of the Garter procession

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge Photo: Paul Hackett/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge watched as her husband, Prince William, took part in the annual Garter Day service at Windsor Castle today.

he Duchess of Cambridge watches her husband pass by Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

As a Royal Garter Knight, William was required to join the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in donning lavish blue velvet robes.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh walk from Windsor Castle to King George VI chapel Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Kate showed her frugal side appearing in an ivory double breasted outfit for the occasion, an outfit she wore at last year's Trooping the Colour ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King George VI chapel Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Alexander McQueen coat was combined with a matching hat by Jane Corbett - a world away from the casual clothes, and £300 leather-lined Le Chameau wellies, she wore on Sunday during a visit to Kent to meet youngsters taking part in camping trip.

Left to right: The Countess of Wessex, The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cornwall Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Kate watched the procession with the Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Wessex and Duchess of Gloucester.