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Holly Willoughby paid a lovely tribute to the Duchess of Cambridge on This Morning - and viewers loved it

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Today's episode of ITV chat show This Morning was a very special one.

Hosting duo Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield conducted one of the most special interviews in This Morning history, when the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, joined them via video link.

The royal mother-of-three made the rare TV appearance in order to talk all about her brand new collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

The Duchess' is urging amateur photographers across the nation to share images they feel incapsulate the spirit of the coronavirus lockdown as part of the Hold Still initiative.

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As the famous presenting pair chatted away to future Queen consort, viewers couldn't help but notice that Holly had seemingly paid a sweet tribute to the royal guest with her outfit of choice.

For today's instalment of This Morning, Holly opted for a gorgeous floral frock by one of Kate's favourite British designers, L.K. Bennett.

The bold pink piece with yellow, orange and green print detailing channels a sweet vintage vibe and, in brilliant news, it's half price online right now.

Duchess Catherine is often spotted sporting the classically chic fashion label and Holly's nod to her fashion sense didn't go unnoticed by royal fans.

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'I love that you are wearing LK Bennett when you have the beautiful duchess on today,' one typed on Twitter.

'Perfect touch,' agreed another.

Admitting to how she's finding lockdown life with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, Duchess Catherine told Holly and Phil, "It’s extraordinary. I’m sure you’re experiencing the same yourselves and your families and things. We’re stuck into homeschooling again. They’re unprecedented times really. But no we’re fine, thank you for asking.

"George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!"

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 


When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.