Princess Charlotte likely upcycled Coronation dress for Trooping the Colour

Princess Charlotte, eight, looked magnificent at Trooping the Colour on Saturday wearing a red and white sailor’s dress.

Despite fans’ efforts to identify the dress, Charlotte’s gorgeous frock went unidentified after the royal ceremony.

However, children’s wear designer Amaia Arrieta has claimed that it could be an upcycled version of the Alexander McQueen dress she wore to the Coronation in May.

She said: “It looks like the Coronation dress. The way the skirt moves is exactly the same, but it looks like the sleeves were changed and the collar and belt added.

“It fitted her perfectly and it was just weeks ago, so it makes sense,” she told PEOPLE.

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Princess Charlotte wore the original white dress, complete with embroidered sleeves and matching cape, to the historic Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla on May 6.

Another reason why this dress could be the same is that Charlotte wore the same pair of shoes with each outfit at both events – her Papouelli “Siena” Shoes in Cream Leather which cost £89.

The Coronation was Charlotte’s first time wearing a custom-made designer dress from her mother’s go-to brand, Alexander McQueen.

Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen designed Princess Kate’s wedding gown in 2011 and wowed the world subsequently.

Kate also has a relationship with Amaia Arrieta, as Prince Louis wore a long pair of her designer navy socks to Trooping the Colour on Saturday.

“He looked great in his shorts and blazer — so elegant and classy,” Amaia said of Prince Louis, five.

If Princess Charlotte did upcycle her Coronation gown, then she is not the first member of her family to do that.

The Princess of Wales consistently re-wears pieces from her wardrobe and often changes sleeve details or hem lengths depending on the event she’s attending.

For instance, Kate walked the red carpet at the 2020 BAFTAs wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit that was cream with gold embroidery, however, she had previously worn it in Malaysia back in 2012.

Though nearly identical, closer examination showed the sleeves had been changed to become more formal.

In 2019, the Princess recycled yet another McQueen dress to attend a banquet at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Kate switched the sleeves from off-the-shoulder (which were ideal for the 2017 BAFTAs) to cap sleeves for the more formal gala event two years later.

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