The bride should always been the centre of attention at any wedding, and all eyes should be on that stunning white dress from start to finish.
But unfortunately this isn’t always the case when your guest list includes some of the most famous people in the world – including celebrities, royals and sporting legends.
While we’re sure she didn’t mind, this was the situation Meghan Markle was in as she married Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel two years ago today – something her future sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge would have been very aware of.
So, when planning her outfit for the special day Kate made a very thoughtful decision.
In order not to steal any of the limelight and ensure all the fashion focus was on Meghan, Kate opted to rewear an old outfit for the day.
She wore her Alexanda McQueen tailored coat, and it was the fourth time we’ve seen her in it.
Rewearing an old outfit means fashion fans and the media can’t get too excited about what she’s wearing as they’ve already seen and analysed it before.
And this isn’t the first time Kate has done this, and she actually rarely wears a new outfit to a wedding, always recycling an old dress or coat.
When she attended Harry’s cousin Zara Phillips’s wedding to Mike Tindall in July 2011 she re-wore her gold brocade DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat with a Gina Foster hat.
She dug out an old floral Jenny Packham dress and her pale blue/grey Katherine Hooker coat for pals Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt’s wedding in May 2012.
When she was pregnant with Prince George she attended the wedding of friends William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene, and she recycled her black and white polka dot Topshop dress.
Kate re-wore her blue tweed M Missoni coat, with a floral Whistles dress, Episode court shoes and a Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co hat, for Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett’s wedding in 2014.
However she broke her rule at one wedding – her sister Pippa’s.
When her little sister married James Matthews last year Kate wore a blush pink Alexander McQueen long-sleve midi dress with a Jane Taylor floral hat.