Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton stunned in a recycled red gown for her mother Carole’s Birthday without Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Pictured: Middleton takes part in preparations for a Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke's Community Centre on March 22, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Paul Edwards

Kate Middleton recycled a red dress for her mom Carole Middleton's special day.

On Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge looked gorgeous in her red off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen dress for Carole Middleton’s 64th birthday party, Today reported. However, it wasn’t actually the first time Middleton had worn the dress.

The duchess was first seen wearing it back in 2017 for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday festivities. Middleton paired her maxi dress, at the time, with nude sandals. For her mom’s special day, she opted for pointy-toed red shoes.

Middleton’s husband, Prince William, and kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, were noticeably missing from the event. Katie Harris, a journalist from Express, believes that Prince William was left at home to babysit their three children.

Next week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be attending the British Academy Film and Televisions Arts (BAFTAs) awards in London. Many are wondering what Middleton will wear when she and her husband join the biggest stars on the red carpet.

Middleton has graced the event twice. In 2017, she sported a black patterned off-the-shoulder gown by Alexander McQueen. In 2018, she opted for a dark green dress by Jenny Packham.

Middleton’s outfit last year sparked controversy as most of the guests adhered to the "unofficial black dress code" to show their support for the Time’s Up campaign against sexual harassment. Many criticized Middleton for not doing the same.

However, some also defended Prince William’s wife. According to them, royals need to be politically neutral. However, some argued and said that objecting to sexual harassment was not a political move.

Others said that Middleton still supported the cause because her dress featured a black velvet ribbon, which they took as a subtle nod to the campaign.

In related news, the majority of Brits apparently prefer the Duchess of Cambridge over the Duchess of Cornwall to be the next queen consort, according to a recent survey. Seventy-eight percent of the participants in the poll supported Middleton, while only 11 percent voted for Camilla. The results also showed that the people want Prince William to take over the throne instead of his father, Prince Charles.