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Kate Has a Noteworthy Fashion Critic of Her Latest Memorable Coat: Prince William!

Apr/12/2014 at 01:38 PM ET

Fashionistas the world over admire the Duchess of Cambridge’s style choices. But she had one high-profile fashion critic during her stop in Cambridge, New Zealand Saturday: her husband, Prince William.

Wearing a green coat by Erdem for a series of engagements on their royal tour, she was cheered by a huge crowd of 15,000 well-wishers. Among them was Bev Hayes, 68, who met Kate. “I complimented her on her green dress. She said she liked it but Prince William thought it was a bit bright,” Hayes said.

Kate Middleton New Zealand Green CoatPhil Walter/Getty

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The Royal Tour: Kate Gets Back to Basics in Her Favorite Casual Outfit

Apr/11/2014 at 11:16 AM ET

Kate Middleton New Zealand tourEPA/Landovr

Prince William has his uniform — the red tunic of the Irish guard — and Kate has hers.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, for a day of sailing wearing a Breton-style top, navy blazer, skinny jeans and platform wedges, her favorite casual ensemble. (And it brought her luck: She beat her husband in a yacht sailing race!)
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The Royal Tour: Kate Wears Go-To Labels Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham

Apr/10/2014 at 09:56 AM ET

Kate Middleton New Zealand tripJames Whatling/Splash News Online; Getty

Kate‘s signature style rule? Find what works and stick with it.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore designs from two of her go-to designers for yesterday’s Royal Tour events — though she did stir up a little bit of chatter on Twitter with her glossy high ponytail (not normally a look she wears) at a daytime event in the town of Blenheim.
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Royal Tour Style Update: Kate's Tory Burch Dress Sells Out Within Hours

Apr/09/2014 at 09:25 AM ET

Kate Middleton Tory Burch DressREX USA

The Kate Effect strikes again! The dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge during her appearance at the first event on the Royal Tour has already sold out.

Kate selected the Tory Burch “Paulina” dress when she, Prince William and Prince George paid a visit to Wellington’s Government House to meet with new mothers and their babies at an event for the Plunket Society. Though many had predicted that Kate — an ambassador for British fashion who often wears clothes made by designers from the country she’s visiting — would wear something from an Antipodean label, the Duchess instead chose a graphic-print, fringed-hem knit dress by American designer Tory Burch.

Even before news agencies began posting photos from the event, royal fashion followers took to Twitter to share retail details on the dress, which is from Burch’s Resort 2014 collection. Within minutes came reports that the dress was selling out fast at luxury shopping site

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Kate's Royal Fashion Tour: We Predict Four Looks She'll Recycle

Apr/08/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

Kate Middleton styleRex USA; Getty; Splash News Online; Rex USA

We have some bets going in the office about what the Duchess of Cambridge will wear on her Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia. Correction: We have some bets going on what she’ll re-wear. Kate is the queen of shopping her own wardrobe, so we’re almost positive some of our favorite past looks will be popping up.

So we went back in time to pick the outfits we’d most like to see again. From one surprisingly sexy gown to the purple-and-white dress that drove the “Copy Kates” into a frenzy, see the designs we hope Kate recycles. Read More

Kate 'Tips Her Hat' to Princess Diana With Her First Royal Tour Outfit

Apr/07/2014 at 12:14 PM ET

Kate Middleton New Zeland DianaTim Rooke/Rex USA: Tim Graham/Getty

Talk about making a fashion statement.

The Duchess of Cambridge turned to one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers to kick off the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand — and Kate’s monochromatic ensemble bears a striking resemblance to an outfit worn by Diana when she visited the English city of Birmingham in 1984 (pictured).

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Carrying a squirming Prince George in her arms, Kate stepped off the plane in Wellington wearing a regal red swing coat by Catherine Walker, the label behind many of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks. She also wore a signature hat style of her late mother-in-law’s — the pillbox — to complete the elegant ensemble.

It’s not the first time the Duchess has taken style cues from the Princess. For her first outing with Prince George last summer, Kate wore a polka-dot dress similar to the one Prince William’s mother wore when he “made his debut” in June 1982.

In keeping with the tradition of wearing pieces that hold special meaning to the country she’s visiting, Kate accessorized with a diamond-and-platinum fern brooch that was gifted to Queen Elizabeth on her 1952 tour of New Zealand.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, royal fashion fans can also expect to see Kate in a “show-stopping gown” from Ralph & Russo during the tour. Though their label is London-based, the duo behind the label were born in Australia. See what else Kate might wear on her two-week trip here, and tell us: Do you like the nod to Diana’s style? Would you like to see Kate in more hats like this?

–Bronwyn Barnes


Kate Middleton's Green St. Patrick's Day Coat Is So Cute, We Think We'll Use It as an Excuse to Shop

Mar/17/2014 at 06:08 PM ET

What Kim Kardashian is to the body-con dress, Duchess Catherine is to the long double-breasted coat. No one wears the topper style better then Kate, and she proved that once again Monday at a St. Patrick’s day celebration with Prince William.

The royal mum dressed in head-to-toe green, selecting a Hobbs London belted trench, Gina Foster hat, Cartier shamrock brooch and green suede pumps for her appearance at the parade in Mons Barracks, Aldershot. If you’re lusting over her festive “Persephone” jacket, there are still a few available. But we rounded up some more looks that can carry you into spring.
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