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Britain's Duchess of Cambridge has 'freak' designer fan

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing a suit made by a "Catherine Middleton freak" this week.

The 30-year-old royal donned a blue tweed two-piece suit by designer Rebecca Taylor at a public event yesterday. Rebecca was over the moon to see Catherine don the ensemble - which is from the New York label's pre autumn/winter 2012-13 collection.

"I got out of the elevator this morning and my team had stuck a picture of her wearing the outfit on the wall opposite," Rebecca told British Vogue.

"I am a Catherine Middleton freak - ever since she came on the scene I said: 'I want to dress that girl.' It's a dream come true. She is a perfect model for our clothes. It fits her so well, it had a grown-up appeal - but it still looks youthful."

Rebecca is a long-time fan of the royal family. The New Zealand-born designer grew up admiring photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales and her young family.

"William's just so handsome isn't he? I know I'm being weird, but I really think his mother would be so proud him," she said.

"Catherine is the perfect princess - she's strong, feminine and modern. He totally lucked out. Not every woman would want that job.

"She always dresses so appropriately, she's very polished and chic. I really loved her in that lilac McQueen gown she wore when she was in LA with William - she looked gorgeous. I'd like to see her in more flowing outfits and actually Rebecca Taylor does lots of those!"

Meanwhile, Catherine's iconic wedding dress immortalised as a Monopoly piece. A miniscule silver version of the beauty's stunning lace gown has been made into a game board piece to mark her one year wedding anniversary to Britain's Prince William this weekend.

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