Kate and Charlotte make a stylish mother-daughter duo at Commonwealth Games

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Princess Charlotte, seven, joined her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Birmingham on Tuesday to watch the latest sporting action on day five of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The royal couple announced on social media earlier this morning that they were on the way to the West Midlands.

Fresh from the weekend’s sporting events, where Prince William witnessed the Lionesses historic Euro 2022 win at Wembley, and the duchess helped Sir Ben Ainslie's Great Britain team win a special Commonwealth race against New Zealand in Plymouth, the pair said they were “looking forward to an exciting day of sport.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their daughter Princess Charlotte looked quite the stylish trio in a navy and white colour palette at the Commonwealth Games swimming heats on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by their only daughter, and second eldest child Princess Charlotte, as the family started their day at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick to watch the swimming heats including the Men's 50m Freestyle and Women’s 200m Butterfly.

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Kate, 40, wore a chic white suit for the day of sport, with an elegant blazer and tailored pair of trousers.

The sleek, fitted jacket is the same the Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre wool blazer the duchess wore to the Windrush monument unveiling in June.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at SportsAid House during the 2022 Commonwealth Games on August 02, 2022 in Birmingham, England. The Duchess became the Patron of SportsAid in 2013, Team England Futures programme is a partnership between SportsAid, Sport England and Commonwealth Games England which will see around 1,000 talented young athletes and aspiring support staff given the opportunity to attend the Games and take a first-hand look behind-the-scenes. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
The Cambridge trio looked stylish in a similar colour palette as they moved on to SportsAid House for the afternoon. (Getty Images)

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Whilst Kate Middleton wore a lovely Mappin and Webb 'Empress' diamond and white-gold necklace and earring set, she appeared to be missing her engagement ring.

Instead, the duchess simply wore her gold wedding band, made out of Welsh gold as is the tradition for royal wedding rings.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  Princess Charlotte at the swimming during the 2022 Commonwealth Games
It was the first time Princess Charlotte has attended a public event without her siblings. (Getty Images)

The duchess accessorised with a white belt and Camila Elphick two-tone slingback flat shoes, and wore her brunette hair in her signature blow dry.

The duchess’ mini-me, Princess Charlotte, seven, wore a sweet striped sundress for the day’s events at the aquatics centre, and the mother-daughter duo looked quite the stylish pair alongside Prince William, who wore a navy suit.

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Princess Charlotte wore a navy striped summer dress by Rachel Riley for the day out at the Commonwealth Games. (Reuters)

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Charlotte’s sleeveless, knee-length style featured a sailor-style white collar on the Rachel Riley navy striped dress, which also comes in a long-sleeved version, and a pale pink colourway.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen giggling with their daughter for the sporting event, which is her first public solo appearance without her two brothers Prince George, nine, and Prince Louis, four.

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Princess Charlotte excitedly sat between her parents as she cheered on the swimmers at the Commonwealth Games aquatics centre. (Getty Images)

Charlotte did follow the footsteps of her younger brother Louis with some hilarious faces as she and her parents watched the athletes compete in the swimming heats.

Prince Louis caught everyone's attention in June when he pulled a number of silly faces on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for the Trooping the Colour ceremony in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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