Madonna on Kate: 'I'm a Fan of Her Style'

12/05/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Madonna on Kate MiddletonGregory Pace/BEImages; Inset: Splash News Online

The Duchess can breathe easy: The Material Girl is a fan of Kate Middleton‘s wardrobe.

“She is a lovely girl with a great sense of style,” Madonna told PEOPLE at Sunday’s Cinema Society and Piaget screening of her directorial debut, W.E., in New York. “Her wedding dress by Alexander McQueen was very beautiful.”

Madonna added, “I like her choices. She’s elegant and still knows how to have some fun. I’m a fan of her style.”

Another look among the royal set that Madonna appreciates was that of Wallis Simpson — the American divorcĂ©e for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry and the center of W.E., out in limited release on Dec. 9.

“She developed a style and stuck with it whether people were interested or not. I admire her individuality,” said the pop star and avid palace watcher, who “had an obsession with the royal family starting with Queen Victoria” while living in England in the mid-2000s.

As for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Madonna is happy that they get to live a less restricted life.

“The freedom that [Kate] has and the freedom the royal family has now is nice and is refreshing,” she shared. “It’s too bad that Edward VIII didn’t have that same kind of freedom back in 1937 to make his own decisions and to be the prince of the people, which Prince William is allowed to be. I like how modern they are now.”

–Paul Chi

SEE KATE’S DAZZLING FASHION REIGN OF 2011

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Karen on

I’m not sure if Madonna was aware that Edward VIII was a Nazi sympathizer.

jenna on

Kate dresses more age appropriately than madonna ever has her whole life. Madonna, if you really like her style, start covering your old wrinkly body up!

Guest on

I’m sure Kate will breathe easy now that she’s gotten Madonna’s approval…

Diane on

Madonna isn’t worth the sweat off Kates butt.

Wait Loss on

Madonna just wants to sing another 007 Bond song. Her ex was English, so she’s trying to become a Royal herself. But she can’t ever be a Dutchess just by sucking up to the Royal Family!

It’s too late 4 Mo’Donna she no phun… she’s a phoney! Why does she try to be English when she dates Spanish men for the most of her life?

Maddonna should have married Javier Bardem, but she doesn’t know what’s best her (for) her… Blah blah… She doesn’t know WHATS BEST 4 HER!

G Bainbridge on

Who cares? Madonna’s attempt to remain relevant when her time in the spotlight is well behind her.

Merlin on

First of all, her name is NO LONGER Middleton. Get it straight!
Second, I am not a fan or foe of Madonna, but why would the Dutchess have to breathe easy of her approval/ Why would she even care? Do we? I don’t!

maxinpains on

i would like to hear “Hung up” On Super bowl by Madonna !!!! BTW, David Guetta…YOU SUCKS, I could have done better job.

Kate on

Reading the comments. English people are vicious.
Madonna is an American L.E.G.E.N.D. She’s the reason why Kate has a sense of style in the first place.

Rose on

Kates name is no longer middleton so why do you keep using her maiden name ?

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