The reason Kate Middleton wears wears green so much

(Image credit: 2020 Samir Hussein)

You may not have noticed in the Kate Middleton's sea of dresses, but the Duchess is particularly fond of wearing the colour green, proof of which we just saw this week in her Zoom call with Camilla for Children's Hospice Week.

She wore a sparkly The Vampire's Wife number earlier this year in Ireland, during one of her last engagements pre Covid-19, a moss green Jenny Packham gown at the 2018 BAFTAs, and a bright green DVF dress in LA shortly after her honeymoon, all pictured below.

These are just a small sample of the many green dresses the Duchess has loved wearing over the years, and according to the experts, it's got nothing to do with it being her favourite hue, but everything to do with her eye colour.

Duchess Kate wearing The Vampire's Wife in Dublin in March 2020
(Image credit: 2020 Samir Hussein)

Colour specialist Gabriella Winters told HELLO!, 'Kate has medium-dark eyes that are on the softer side in terms of intensity, and dependent on the lighting they appear to be slightly different shades of green.'

Kate wearing Jenny Packham at the 2018 BAFTAs
(Image credit: 2018 Max Mumby/Indigo)

She added, 'She wears her eye colours often and very successfully. Wearing colours that are innate to your colouring will make you appear graceful, fresh and elevated - Kate wearing her eye colours make her look effortlessly elegant, glowing and refined.'

Kate Middleton wearing DVF in LA shortly after her honeymoon
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Whilst this may or may not be true, it wouldn't be the first styling hack Kate Middleton has used. From wearing weights in the hems of her skirts to avoid them blowing up in the wind, to having bras sewn into sheer dressed to avoid unseemly straps showing, Kate certainly ensures she looks the best at all times.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.