Words – Rachel Martin
From the editors of Good to Know
There is no doubt that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are two of the most famous tots in the world.
The little royals are papped everywhere they go and, just like their mum Kate, frequently cause stores to sell out of their sweet outfits as royal watchers and fans rush to replicate their retro style.
However, while the Duchess of Cambridge is known for her trend-setting style choices, new data released by online marketplace eBay has revealed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are set to steal their mum’s crown when it comes to inspiring shoppers to copy their clothes.
eBay’s annual UK Retail Report has revealed that Princess Charlotte’s most popular outfit so far this year was the pretty Liberty print smock dress she wore when she joined her parents and big brother George on their royal tour of Poland and Germany in July.
Apparently Princess Charlotte caused a ‘six-fold increase’ in people searching ‘Princess Charlotte Dress’ on eBay over the summer. Her outfit was so popular that there was one search every hour for ‘Liberty Dress’ on the site, eclipsing the popularity of her mum Kate’s lilac dress which only received 37 searches.
With Princess Charlotte overtaking Kate as the most trend-setting royal in the Cambridge family, it seems she’s not the only one inspiring style choices across the UK.
Her older brother, Prince George also continues to inspire the nation with his classic outfits.
Last year the four-year-old’s cosy blue jumper, which he was seen wearing during the Royal Tour of Canada, was his most popular outfit of the year causing a 200% rise in searches for the item on eBay.
While Prince George’s new school uniform has proved a point of interest for many, this year, Prince George’s appearances in characteristic retro Peter Pan collar shirts have proved the most popular with royal fans.
The young prince was first spotted in the round-collared shirts at his Aunt Pippa’s wedding in May, when he acted as a pageboy for the proceedings. He was then again spotted sporting the style at the Trooping the Colour celebrations a couple of weeks later.
These may be the favourites, but we think the young royals look adorable in just about every outfit they’re seen in.