Kate Middleton delights in a 'recycled' Gucci blouse as she continues with her Early Years project

The Duchess wore the purple pussy-bow detailed blouse for her virtual project

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As Kate Middleton continues with her virtual Early Year project via the royal Instagram, all eyes were on her chic purple blouse.

• The £790 silk-crepe Gucci blouse has a large pussy-bow on the front 
• The Duchess also wore the blouse last March while she was on a royal engagement at the Henry Fawcett Centre in Kennington
• In other royal news Kate also joked that she needs 'expert' help to deal with her children's temper tantrums

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the designer blouse over the weekend, in a video posted to the Kensington Royal Instagram page.

The pussy-bow blouse, which has a large tie bow on the front, is made of silk-crepe. The button down blouse, which is nearly sold out, also has button detail on the wrists.

Kate was recycling the blouse - as she wore the £790 top last year when she visited a children's centre in South London. Last time she paired the blouse with a pair of black high waisted trousers by Jigsaw.  

The Instagram video didn't show how she paired the top, as she was sat down, but as normal her brunette locks were perfectly styled.

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The video also saw Kate answer questions from members of the public after insights from her '5 Big Questions on the Under Fives' survey were published on Friday.

When asked during the session: "How do you manage toddler tantrums in your household – especially with multiple children?" 

Kate replied: "Yes, that's a hard one", before laughing and saying: "I'd also like to ask the experts myself."

The 5 Big Questions survey – which attracted more than half-a-million participants, the largest-ever response to a survey of its kind – is part of a major body of research commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and conducted by Ipsos MORI.

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