Kate Middleton Kicked Off the Week in Zara and Banana Republic

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The Duchess of Cambridge with Princes William and Harry at the launch of Heads Together Campaign on Monday in London. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge with Princes William and Harry at the launch of Heads Together Campaign on Monday in London. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Kate Middleton has had a busy spring. In the last month, the Duchess of Cambridge has traveled to India, celebrated her daughter's first birthday and landed her first-ever magazine cover (and for British Vogue, no less), rounding up a fleet of new designer pieces to wear throughout these many engagements. But, don't forget: This royal embodies such buzzwords as "relatable" and "approachable," so she's normalized her wardrobe this week with a handful of pieces even we non-noble people could swing. 

The Duchess of Cambridge in Dolce & Gabbana and Zara on Sunday in Windsor. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge in Dolce & Gabbana and Zara on Sunday in Windsor. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

On Sunday evening, the Duchess joined other members of the royal family for a gala concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday. (Kylie Minogue performed, and the event ended with equestrian performances starring 1,160 horses.) For the occasion, Middleton covered up a white lace Dolce & Gabbana dress with a $99 red coat from Zara; the jacket, which features a Peter Pan collar and a simple back pleat, has sold out completely on the Spanish mega-retailer's website.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Goat and Banana Republic. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge in Goat and Banana Republic. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

And on Monday, while attending the launch of a mental health charity with Princes William and Harry, the Duchess paired a $138 Banana Republic midi skirt with a $415 silk blouse from Goat; that skirt has since sold out, too. Is this the first time Middleton has formally worn Banana Republic? Yes, according to the Internet — but the brand did collaborate with one of her noted go-to labels, Issa London, back in 2013. And if Gap, Inc.'s plummeting April sales taught us anything, it's that the ailing Banana Republic brand could use some Kate Middleton Magic right now, and fast. 

On that note, we'll leave you with the below video of the Duchess boxing in that very same Banana Republic skirt from earlier on Monday. Enjoy!

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Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct price of the Duchess's Banana Republic skirt. It is $138, not $150.