The Duchess of Cambridge swaps high-street for high-end, with a couture wardrobe by order of the Queen. It sounds delightful.
Kate Middleton is set to recieve a subtle royal makeover, after the Queen reportedly ordered some of her favourite British designers to contribute pieces to the Duchess’ upcoming Australia wardrobe.
Word has it Queen Elizabeth II has commissioned her own personal dresser, Angela Kelly, to take charge of the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfits for Australia and New Zealand in April.
Although K Middy’s coveted style has bagged her a continuous spot on fashion’s best dressed list, Prince George’s mum, who’s currently enjoying a spot of Caribbean sun, is expected to wear longer skirts and more tiaras during her trip down under.
‘This forms part of a deliberate move to shift the Duchess’ image from high street to high end, timeless Royal elegance – without losing her freshness and informality,’ claims the Daily Mail.
With Angela Kelly heading up the ‘makeunder’, Alexander McQueen and Alice Temperley are among the designers said to be creating bespoke gowns and day dresses for the tour.
Kate is expected to wear up to four outfits a day during her three-and-a-half week trip, accessorising many of them with Indian gems which were gifted to the Royal Family in 1911.
With tiaras and gems back on the agenda, Kate Middleton’s Zara favourites are likely to be left hanging at home. But considering it’s her first royal tour with Prince William, a strictly couture wardrobe is not to be sniffed at.
As for other big designers Kate Middleton could be seen to champion in Aus, our bets are on Jenny Packham, Emilia Wickstead and MaxMara. If we wish hard enough, maybe she’ll wear Mulberry too…