Kate Middleton and Prince William were spotted Thursday, September 22 in Windsor. The couple, dressed soberly, were as elegant as usual.
Since the death of Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, those who have become the prince and princess of wales are discreet. Their rare appearances are all linked to the mourning that afflicts them and part of the British population.
On Thursday, September 22, they were both present at Windsor Town Hall to meet the volunteers who have been involved in the ceremonies of homage and the funeral of the Queen of England . A courtesy visit for which Prince William had donned a navy blue suit , a white shirt and a black tie. On his side, Kate Middleton sported a black coat dress closed by two rows of golden buttons. At the feet, the Princess of Wales had put on black suede pumps while in her ears dangled pearl earrings. Chic.
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.
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.
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 lin , so she prefers wool or tweed , renowned for their good performance.
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.
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.Source journaldesfemmes.fr