Kate Middleton looked far from blue as she dazzled in favourite dress

The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her official Team GB sportswear last night for an altogether more elegant look for the Olympic Closing Ceremony.

Kate proved she is once again the golden girl of British style as she dazzled in a blue silk dress, but eagle-eyed fashionistas will note that this is not the first time we have seen her rock this elegant frock.

The £150 ‘Bella’ dress is from Kate’s favourite high street store, Whistles, and she wore it to the Diamond Jubilee Concert in June. It must be her favourite concert clobber!

The queen of recycling teamed the gorgeous gown with stunning silver hoop earrings and she once again had her trademark bouncy locks blow dried to perfection. She also had a golden glow, clearly picking up a tan from all the outdoor Olympics events she has attended over the past two weeks.

Despite not having her husband by her side – William is said to have been on RAF duty in North Wales - Kate looked relaxed and happy to be representing the Royal Family, along with brother-in-law Prince Harry, at the spectacular Closing event.

The Duchess laughed and sang along with the host of acts who performed, particularly lighting up when the Spice Girls and her favourite band of all, Take That, took to the stage.

Kate, Wills and Harry have thrown themselves into their roles as Official Olympic Ambassadors over these past few weeks, delighting many athletes with their kind words and support throughout the marvellous Games.

As well as backing Team GB, Kate also delighted the gold medal winning U.S. gymnasts, who were stunned when she stopped to talk to them after their competition.

Aly Raisman Tweeted: “Just met princess Kate with @jordyn_wieber @kyla_ross96 & @gabrielledoug she is beautiful & so nice! I told her I loved her style lol :).”

Clearly delighted and honoured to have spoken to the ‘perfect princess’, Jordyn Wieber also wrote: “Can’t believe I just met Princess Kate Middleton! She was in the crowd at the competition and she stood up to talk to us! #honored.”

She later added: "Yesterday we met the Duchess, Kate Middleton! She was so nice and she told us she loved our leotards!"

Kate and Harry also visited rowing gold medallists Andy Triggs Hodge, Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking, as well as Jonny Brownlee who won a bronze medal in the triathlon earlier, and Kat was thrilled to meet the beautiful Duchess in person.

She told the Mirror: "I've wanted to meet her, all through the Games I've seen her at other sports and I keep missing her. She's gorgeous in real life.

"They were both really nice. Kate had obviously watched all of our races, which was pretty amazing.

"Both of them seem really enthusiastic and excited, they know a lot and they've obviously watched it all.

"She was really knowledgeable about our sport and we talked about the cycling and she talked to Brownlee about the triathlon so it's pretty incredible that they have been watching everything and they really know what's going on."

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