This hidden detail on Kate Middleton’s dress is very clever

Did you spot it?

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Did you spot it?

We’ve got to hand it to Royal fans, they never miss a thing, do they? They were the ones to notice the secret meaning behind the Royal tour wardrobe, and how Kate paid tribute to Poland with this ivory satin cocktail dress. Now they’ve spotted a hidden detail on Kate Middleton’s final Berlin dress.

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a leafy green Markus Lupfer dress to visit Germany's last ballroom, Clarchens Ballhaus with Prince William. There was the fact the dress was by a German designer, which in itself was a nice tribute to the country, but that’s not the detail fans zoned in on.

Really looking at the details, they saw that the intricate pattern on the dress featured birds in flight, but not just any birds, eagles.

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And in case you were wondering, eagles are the national bird of Germany, so this could very well have been another subtle way for the Duchess to pay tribute to the country on the final night of her tour.

Kate, who has experimented with bolder looks on tour, accessorised with a pair of simple Prada heels (which she wore in Poland too), a silver belt and pearl bracelet.

Of course, the Duchess' style has always been a talking point, but this latest sartorial choice just proves that her Royal wardrobe can be just as powerful and meaningful as an official speech.

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.