35 Times the Duchess of Cambridge Proved That Royalty Has Style

The Royal Ascot

It’s been nearly a decade since Kate Middleton entered Westminster Abbey in an Alexander McQueen wedding dress, emerging as the Duchess of Cambridge that we have since all fallen in love with. Whether the mother of three is doing charity work or dropping her children off for their first day of school, Middleton always seems to be wearing the best outfits. The public has been obsessed with the duchess’s style, the way she recycles gowns, and chooses ethically conscious brands – and we can’t blame them. The duchess has been chic and the ultimate royal style inspiration for years and believe us when we say this year wasn’t any different.

The Royal Ascot

One of the royal family’s annual traditions is the Royal Ascot, a racecourse located in Ascot, Berkshire, London, used for thoroughbred horse racing. The Duchess of Cambridge’s Ascot dress was light-blue and was designed by Elie Saab and was gorgeously detailed, from the sheer sleeves to the tiny polka dots.

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She paired the dress perfectly with a powder-blue hat by Philip Treacy topped off with the floral design. Fans noticed that the duchess and the Queen were matching for the event, who was also wearing blue and a floral hat.

The Duchess Wears Zara

Middleton managed to make Zara look like royalty – yes, you read that right. The duchess herself was photographed wearing wide-leg black culottes and a simple black and white polka dot top.

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Kate stepped out in this perfect outfit for an event at the Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development Center in London in September. She was visiting the center to meet with nurses who may be the reason she went for a chic yet approachable look.

Magical in Magenta

The Duchess of Cambridge may be a duchess, but she isn’t above wearing the same outfit twice. She wore this magenta suit twice, the first time in January 2017 during a visit to the Royal Opera House in London.

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The suit comes from Oscar de la Renta’s 2015 fall collection, but somehow the duchess makes the outfit look timeless. The second time she sported the outfit was in November 2019 during a visit to the Nook Children’s Hospice in Norfolk, England.

Tradition and Change

Duchess Kate and Prince William wore matching green ensembles to honor the official color of Pakistan. The Duchess wore a floor-length glittery Jenny Packham gown with a traditional dupatta scarf. Royal women have paid tribute to the nation with their outfits for years.

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Her husband, Prince William, was the first male member of the royal family to wear a knee-length button-up sherwani. Men in South Asia traditionally wear the knee-length button-up coat.