Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and senior working member of the Royal Family. As a royal, her life is sure to have dramatically changed in many ways and a style expert explained the one thing Kate has not done since marrying Prince William.
“Since Kate has been in the limelight she has always been somewhat of a conservative dresser, whether that was because she wanted to prove herself to the Royal Family or was her own personal style, who knows, but she was rarely seen in anything too risqué.
“However, since marrying Prince William and officially becoming a member of the Royal Family, her outfits have certainly become more modest.
“Think higher necklines, long sleeves and dresses that sit at the knee.”
Kate’s style seems to have evolved with the Duchess picking up more conservative looks in recent years.
Still, there is one thing she has refused to change while being in the Royal Family.
Although Kate will no doubt have her pick of clothes from any designer, she will often wear looks from British brands.
Her style might have changed but Kate has stayed loyal to the same designers over the years.
“Over the years, Kate has been pretty loyal with regard to the designers that she frequently turns to,” Anthony said.
He explained: “Her love for LK Bennett pumps is one thing that has remained unchanged since transitioning to royal duties.
“She loved them before she became the Duchess of Cambridge and continues to hold high regard for them in her royal wardrobe.
“She has also refused to leave behind knee-high boots, especially in the winter.”
How did Kate Middleton become a royal?
Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.
She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.
Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.
Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.
After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.
For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.
Relationship with Prince William
Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.
In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.
The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.
On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.
Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.
Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.