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Kate Middleton Rocks Recycled Red Coat as She and Prince William Honor Search and Rescue Forces

by Alex Ungerman 12:36 PM PST, February 18, 2016
Playing Kate Middleton Rocks Recycled Red Coat as She and Prince William Honor Search and Rescue Forces

Kate Middleton loves that red coat!

The Duchess of Cambridge recycled the fantastic LK Bennett fashion -- and who can blame her? -- as she and Prince William took to North Wales to honor the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Operation.

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The event focused on paying respect to the service members as the operation is coming to an end after 75 years. It was a homecoming for William and Kate, who were based in Royal Air Force Valley from 2010-13 as the Duke worked as helicopter co-pilot for the Search and Rescue Training Unit.

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"During this time, His Royal Highness undertook a total of 156 search and rescue operations, resulting in 149 people being rescued," the royal palace wrote on Instagram.

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"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet current and former @royalairforceuk Search and Rescue personnel at a reception held in the Officers' Mess," the palace wrote in another post.

On the reflective day, William's former squadron commander, Sparky Dunlop, told reporters the royal was a "very good pilot," adding: "He would live and work with his crew, go on rescues with his crew, eat with his crew. He was just another one of the guys."

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Meanwhile, Kate made a bold statement for another worthy cause recently: children's mental health.

Watch the video below for more on her moving essay.

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