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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended their first joint engagement since the Duchess' maternity leave ended.

After easing back into royal life this week with a low-key trip to a school (ZARA biker jeans and trusty leather boots in toe), Kate went formal once more overnight.

The event took place at the County Hall on the south bank of London's River Thames and saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who previously launched the Heads Together initiative with Prince Harry, discuss some of the most effective ways to approach mental health disabilities.

For her appearance, Middleton wore a lavender Emilia Wickstead dress and carried a crocodile Aspinal of London handbag, accessorizing her ensemble with nude pumps, silver earrings and a matching necklace.

Kate, mother to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, looked lovely in the long dress which she wore with a fashionable belt and with her long, dark hair down, over her shoulders.

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Meanwhile, Kate's choice of Erdem dress also acted as a sweet nod to the Queen, as the Spring/Summer 2018 collection it featured in was inspired by the monarch.

The duchess first showed off the Emilia Wickstead dress on a trip to Germany a year ago.

"When the Duchess is at an event, she holds her bag in front of her in both hands when shaking hands might be awkward", Royal etiquette expert, Myka Meier, told Good Housekeeping. "It never gets tucked under an arm or placed on the ground or table".

But could her change of heart in the accessories department have something to do with another royal on the block?

'Kate's usual look is high or square necked items that are more classic in style and cut.

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