Catherine, Princess of Wales: It reigns "frustration"! Palace changes rule regarding Kate’s outfits

The palace has decided not to release any more information about Catherine, Princess of Wales’ outfits in the future. A shock to many fans around the world who celebrate Prince William’s wife as a style icon. What’s behind it…

Catherine, Princess of Wales, 40, is a style icon around the world and a fashion role model for countless women. In the past, the palace has briefed members of the press with the brands and outfit details at official appearances by Prince William’s wife, 40, and many dresses have sold out within a few hours. The well-known “Kate Effect”. After the many official appointments that Kate makes on behalf of the crown year after year, the press and fans usually knew immediately which brands the Princess of Wales prefers, whether the dresses are new or tailor-made and where the jewelery comes from – information on the content of the Dates often played a supporting role. That should change now!

No information about Kate’s outfits – the palace draws a line

Because the focus of coverage of Kate seems to have been too much on her outfits, the palace now wants to draw a line and confirm that no information on brands or details of her outfits will be released in the future. The British “Express” quoted an official statement as saying that “there is frustration that so much of the media coverage only focuses on what [Kate] wears”. The background to this decision is clear; it should be more about the charitable causes that Kate not only supports with her visits, and about her patronage. According to “Express”, exceptions should be made on particularly glamorous occasions, such as a state banquet or a state visit.

Catherine, Princess of Wales fashion is most interesting on social media

However, fans of Kate’s outfits probably won’t have to go completely without info; there are now countless accounts and fashion experts on social media alone who have made it their job to find the Princess of Wales’s clothes. On Instagram, “#katemiddletonstyle” is the second most popular with over 150 thousand posts after the general hashtag “#katemiddleton” with 1.4 million posts. Closely followed by “#katemiddletonfashion”, “#katemiddletondress” and “#katemiddletonlook”. Even Duchess Meghan, 41, who is considered a royal fashionista alongside Kate and is also admired for her style, cannot top this interest: Under the hashtag “meghanmarklestyle” there are “only” 82.4 thousand posts on Instagram.

Royalty also shared looks from the Queen and Camilla

The fact that employees of the royal family release details about the outfits of the royal family has not only been the case since Kate. Information about the clothes of the Queen, † 96, or Queen Camilla, 75, was also confirmed after official appearances, but usually did not cause quite as much of a sensation as Catherine’s.

She mixes affordable fashion from Zara or H&M with tailor-made designer robes and fashion jewelery with the Queen’s jewels, making herself a particularly approachable fashion role model. Big fashion houses and well-known designers also take the style of the mother of three as a model. In a recent interview, Roland Mouret spoke about the fact that he designed his latest collection with Kate in mind.

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