Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle use this secret trick to stop their skirts flying up

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It has to be said the royal women always look impeccable, whether they're dressing for a formal engagement like Trooping the Colour, or wearing high street to the polo.

In fact, you'd never think they'd suffer from wardrobe malfunctions would you? Because they don't. Even something as common as your skirt blowing up in the wind - I doubt the Queen would approve of a Marilyn moment.

And as with many other strategic wardrobe choices (eg, Diana's bag secret, and the Queen's brooch choices), that's because it was probably carefully planned.

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Myka, founder of Beaumont Etiquette, told Marie Claire US that Kate and Meghan wear 'bodysuits and clothes that actually increase static so it’s much hard for something to fly up.'

'I know when I went to finishing school we were taught that when you are on the tarmac, if you do not use weights or heavy weighted material, you make sure it will not fly up by wearing under garments that keep the fabrics connect to your body,' she said.

Very clever.

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 MoneySavingExpert.com, 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.