Kate Middleton celebrates Louis' 5th birthday in an overpriced sweater

Prince Louis celebrated his 5th birthday on Sunday, April 23, 2023. The Prince and Princess of Wales' Instagram account shared two photos for the occasion. We see the young boy accompanied by his mother, Kate Middleton, dressed in an expensive sweater.

  Kate Middleton celebrates Louis' 5th birthday in an overpriced sweater

It is an important anniversary for the prince louis . The youngest of William and Kate celebrated his 5 years on Sunday, April 23, 2023. A date celebrated by the Prince and the princess of wales with two photographs shared on their official Instagram account. We see the young boy seated in a wheelbarrow filled with grass, pushed by his mother.

On these shots immortalized by Millie Pilkington , George and Charlotte's little brother wears a blue knitted round-neck sweater from the children's brand Lallie London . A knit available for pre-order on the brand's website at 86.95 euros. Kate Middleton, she wears a cashmere sailor top that the Instagram account @royalfashionpolice identified as coming from the collections of the British label Virtue . His price ? $895 (about €812). A regal top!

A few days earlier, on Thursday, April 20, 2023, Kate Middleton and the prince William visited the city of Birmingham to welcome new leaders in the arts and creative industries in the region. An event at The Rectory bar brought together a large crowd of locals, who came to catch a glimpse of the British royal couple.

Kate Middleton with Sézane earrings in Birmingham on April 20, 2023

For this occasion, Kate Middleton was dressed in an elegant long aubergine-colored pleated dress by Karen Millen, paired with a pair of pointed suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi. To complete her spring outfit, she wore a gold necklace set with a citrine, as well as ocean blue dangling earrings by Sezane , a French label very popular with fashionistas.

A figure of fashion, Kate Middleton ? This is what the study of her looks since her debut within the British royal family suggests. A look back at two decades of style very british And very chic.

How did Middleton dress when she was young?

Before moving to Kensington Palace, Kate Middleton was a young girl almost like the others. This child of entrepreneurs, who studied at the University of St Andrews, has always favored a simple and elegant look. Skirts that come just above the knee, pastel cardigans, low-heeled pumps, low rise jeans (very fashionable in the 00's) and riding boots made up almost all of her wardrobe. These looks casual however, did not prevent Kate Middleton from parading in panties and a bra in a transparent dress during a charity show organized by her university in March 2002.

What are the secrets of her wedding dress?

29 April 2011. The eyes of the whole world, or at least 2 billion spectators, are on Westminster Abbey. Kate Middleton walks down the aisle dressed in long sleeve wedding dress covered with Caudry lace and fitted with a 2.7 meter train. Signed Alexander McQueen par Sarah Burton , this exceptional piece was validated by Queen Elizabeth II and would have cost some 380,000 euros according to media estimates. Placed on the head of Kate Middleton, a veil surmounted by a Cartier tiara set with 1,000 diamonds, property of the sovereign of the United Kingdom.

How does the Princess of Wales dress at official events?

Princess of Wales , Kate Middleton has a busy calendar of official events. These trips and visits come with formal looks . Flesh colored tights , dresses and skirts that flirt with the knee, wise pumps , colorful suits (a fashion trick tested and approved by Queen Elizabeth II to always get noticed without anyone having any doubts about their identity), and matching hats (a quasi obligation at weddings and baptisms) fill the wardrobe of Kate Middleton. When she travels abroad, the mother of George, Charlotte and Louis also takes great care to pay tribute to the countries it visits by adopting their colors and honoring national designers. In France in 2017, Kate Middleton had opted for a total Chanel look, tweed suit, logotype belt and quilted bag of rigor. Last imperative for the Princess of Wales: avoid materials likely to wrinkle. Rather than silk and linen, she therefore prefers wool or tweed , renowned for their good performance.

What do her favorite casual looks look like?

When not on an official visit to a foreign country or attending a ceremonial event, Kate Middleton does not hesitate to wear the same clothes as Madame Tout-le-monde, namely jeans and sneakers . Among his favorite brands, Superga or Veja. At the top, a white top and a suit jacket to stay elegant in all circumstances. Other favorite accessories: wedge shoes . Especially since Queen Elizabeth II couldn't stand the sight of these thick-soled shoes. Kate Middleton therefore reserves them for her outings far from Buckingham Palace. And as an informed consumer, she does not hesitate to postpone your outfits . A responsible way to approach fashion, to be imitated without moderation.

How to copy the looks of Kate Middleton?

When she doesn't have the chance to wear sharp English designers or bespoke creations – Alice Temperley, Jenny Packham, Erdem, Roksanda or Burberry in mind – Kate Middleton turns to brands that everyone can afford . It is not uncommon to see her wearing cheap looks : a Zara dress or blazer , Gap pants, a Boden or Topshop dress. Pieces which, once adopted by the Princess of Wales, are quickly sold out . This is also what is called the Kate effect . And fans of the Kate Middleton style, who don't hesitate to copy her looks from head to toe , even have a nickname: the ' Replicates '. One of them, Mallory Bowling, testified in the Daily Mail in September 2019 :' As soon as Kate is photographed in an outfit, a real race against time begins to find it, because without a shadow of a doubt this piece will quickly be out of stock. The Replikates pool their strength to help each other and buy as many copies as possible to resell to those who have failed to find any. '.

THE outfits by Kate Middleton are commented on so much on social networks and in magazines, thus maintaining a very fascination old-fashioned for the British crown and the mythology of the princess, that some brands do not hesitate to offer its looks at low prices in their new collections . Thus, Kate Middleton's engagement outfit in November 2010, a sapphire blue wrap dress from Issa, a label that has since gone bankrupt before being bought by House of Fraser, was offered by its new owner for 80 euros (i.e. 7.5 times cheaper than its initial price) in 2017. One year later, it is H&M attacking the princess' wardrobe and creating a very similar wedding dress to the one Kate Middleton wore on April 29, 2011. Its price? 199 euros, a trifle compared to the bespoke version designed by the house of Alexander McQueen for the royal wedding.

How Much Does Kate Middleton's Wardrobe Cost?

In 2022, Kate Middleton broke her record for buying clothes. At least that's what the British media reports. Daily Mail , which pegged Kate Middleton's clothing spending at 176,664 pounds (200,723 euros) of new clothes and jewelry in 2022. An astronomical number that has skyrocketed since the health crisis. The Princess of Wales even exceeds the performance she had achieved in 2017, which then amounted to 119,000 pounds (or 135,191 current euros). Her most expensive outfit? The one she wore to the London premiere of the second installment of Top Gun May 19, 2022. To admire the stunts of Tom Cruise on the big screen, Kate Middleton sported a black and white dress signed Roland Mouret, worth £2,700 and earrings from jeweler Robinson Pelham worth £10,560. Amounts that make you dizzy... But then, who pays for the Princess of Wales' clothes? THE Daily Mail affirm that : ' the king is supposed to cover the cost of Kate's wardrobe for her related engagements [to his function] through her regular budget, but it's unclear if the princess is still paying full price for her clothes or if she's eligible for discounts '. What is certain is that despite this high amount, Kate Middleton has often recycled her favorite outfits during the year and even resorted, for the first time, to the clothing rental at an eco-responsible event in the United States in December 2022. A new habit to keep in 2023!

Source journaldesfemmes.fr