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Duchess of Cambridge ‘took inspiration’ from Lorraine Kelly

Kate wore a red Jenny Packham dress to leave the Lindo Wing

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Could The Duchess of Cambridge have, er, taken inspiration from Lorraine Kelly when it came to her hospital going home outfit?!

On Tuesday’s episode of the ITV show, fashion guru Mark Heyes couldn’t help pointing out the similarities between Kate’s chic red shift dress with a white collar by Jenny Packham and a frock Lorraine wore last week.

Um, except Lorraine’s dress was navy…

Lorraine Kelly didn’t seem convinced by Mark Heyes’ slightly out there idea! (Credit: ITV)

Undeterred by the different colours, he explained: “You wore a dress the other week and I think she saw this and decided to put in red for St. George’s Day and said, ‘I’ll be having some of that! Thank you Jenny Packham!'”

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He joked: “I think you are the inspiration, without question.”

Lorraine wore this dress on her TV show in March (Credit: Twitter @realloraine)

A laughing Lorraine simply replied: “I’ll take that. I think we’re stretching it a little bit but never mind!”

We think stretching it is a fair assumption!

Lorraine, meanwhile, heaped praise on The Duchess of Cambridge for looking so radiant just hours after giving birth.

Lorraine joked she’d take the idea she inspired Kate even if she doesn’t believe it (Credit: ITV)

Kate, 36, emerged from the Lindo Wing with husband Prince William, 35, just seven hours after welcoming their third child.

The royal couple posed with their newborn son for some pictures before going back inside, emerging shortly afterwards with the baby in a car seat to return to Kensington Palace.

“It was ridiculous!” said Lorraine. “She looked ridiculously beautiful and had high heels on!

“I know she has somebody doing her hair and stuff like that, but she looked so pulled together, it’s crazy.”

William and Kate posed with their newborn son on the Lindo Wing steps on Monday night (Credit: Dameflynet)

Mark agreed: “She looked amazing, wearing the most beautiful Jenny Packham dress. It was the third time she’s worn Jenny Packham for the leaving hospital pictures.

“It’s a beautiful photo, seeing both of them together. It’s wonderful to see that. It’s a gorgeous dress, she looks fabulous, and she had earrings borrowed from The Queen as well, diamonds.”

Lorraine then questioned whether the little boy would be at his uncle Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.

They emerged with the newborn in a car seat just before 6pm to drive him home to Kensington Palace (Credit: Terry Scott / Flynet – SplashNews)

“To be honest, you don’t want a squawking baby,” she said. “With the best will in the world, even if you’re close relatives, it’s like, ‘really?'”

Kate was admitted to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London at around 6am on Monday.

Kensington Palace announced two hours later she was in the “early stages of labour”, before an announcement about the birth was made just after 1pm.

Kate cradles her newborn son
The little baby has no name yet (Credit: Getty)

William was seen around 4.15pm leaving the hospital to drive back to Kensington Palace and collect son Prince George, four, and daughter Princess Charlotte, two.

The little kids were seen arriving back at the Lindo Wing with their dad to meet their newborn brother for the first time.

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George and Charlotte met their little brother at the hospital (Credit: David Sims/Wenn)

Kate and William then emerged themselves shortly afterwards, giving the world its first glimpse at the little boy, who is fifth in line to the throne.

A statement issued last night said: “Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received. They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.”

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