As the Cambridges tour the world for royal engagements on a regular basis (pandemic notwithstanding) it’s no surprise Kate Middleton has become a dab hand at packing.
She has a catalogue of hacks, including dresses having their own seats on the plane and the outfit she never wears when flying. She also always makes sure to pack a black outfit, should there be a death in the family when she is travelling.
And to keep all said garments spotless and crease-free, the Duchess makes sure she organises them specifically in her suitcase. In fact, she is said to carefully fold clothes before wrapping them individually in tissue paper, a far cry from the careless chuck-in-the-suitcase technique most of us adopt.
Make your packing even more seamless with these nifty suitcases…
The Carry-On suitcase, £215 at Away
The suitcase is sized to fit in the overhead bin of most major airlines, and is compact enough for train and car trips alike. With a durable polycarbonate hard shell and 360° spinner wheels that ensure a smooth ride, this suitcase is built to last. Plus, its interior compression system and hidden laundry bag make packing that much easier.
The Garment Bag, £175 at Away
The Garment Bag can fit two suits or three full-length garments, and features an exterior zip pocket for easy access to travel essentials as well as interior zip pockets for shoes and accessories. A zip-out hook makes it easy to hang in a closet or over a door, while the luggage clip secures it seamlessly to any Away suitcase.
Furthermore, as mentioned previously, her dresses usually get their own seats on the plane to make sure they are laid flat, and are packed away in separate garment bags, which explains why Kate always looks flawless when she steps off a plane.
However, she isn’t the only royal with excellent packing skills, as Meghan Markle also has her own version of the hack.
The Duchess of Sussex is said to separate garments with tumble dryer sheets to keep them smelling fresh.