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Did Duchess Kate just wear her blouse back-to-front?

Wardrobe malfunction happens to the best of us, including the Duchess of Sussex.

For a royal visit to a children's centre on Tuesday, Duchess Kate was wearing a $1,680 purple silk satin shirt from Gucci. However, fashion fans quickly spotted that the mother-of-three had been donning the blouse the wrong way.

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The Gucci website explained that “the back of this shirt has a full button closure down the center”, but the 37-year-old royal was wearing the piece with the buttons on the front. She also put the bow accent on the same side as the button closure instead of the opposite.

While some found the gaffe embarrassing, others said the Duchess was pulling it off and “putting her own stamp” on the high-end Italian clothing label.

“Really, though, anyone looking at this blouse would assume the buttons belong at the front,” Denette Wilford wrote on The Loop. “The way it should be worn is lovely as well, but back buttons are, frankly, a pain.”

This is not the first fashion mishap coming from a British royal. Last year, Duchess Meghan was spotted wearing a £380 (NZ$776) Self Portrait dress with the tag left on during a visit to Tonga.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan's wardrobe malfunctions.