We have seen the Duchess of Cornwall in some truly fantastic hats and headpieces over the years, but it's the understated (and often overlooked) headband that we swoon over most.
She's sported a headband at many a Royal engagement, including Christmas at Sandringham and on Royal tours. The headbands allow for Kate Middleton's hair to really shine through, rather than hidden under wide-brimmed hats.
Headbands have the power to elevate an everyday outfit or add the finishing touch to a formal getup. They work perfectly as a bridal accessory, just as well as it do for a wedding guest.
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At Louis's Christening, 2018, in a Jane Taylor headband
A fun spotty one with Prince George in 2016.
At Westminster Abbey in 2018, wearing a padded velvet headband.
Duchess of Cambridge attends Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on Sandringham Estate in red and brown velvet headband.
Catherine attends Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in 2019 in the same Jane Taylor headband that she sported this weekend at the Easter service.
On the Royal tour of Canada in 2016 in a simple plastic headband.
The Duchess of Cambridge Dublin in 2020 is another black velvet headband. One with less height this time.
Not strictly a headband, but a clever use of a plait of her own hair in 2016.
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Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.