Kate Middleton, 38, first started to make official appearances after marrying Prince William, also 38. She is a senior member of the Royal Family and will often attract attention when stepping out. A style expert explained how her choices have helped her evolve her role.
Kate has used her style to evolve her status, according to editor of British Style Society Natasha Henson.
The expert suggested her look has continued to change as Kate has taken on more duties.
She explained: “Starting her fashion journey as a university student, Kate’s status has evolved as a fresh new fashion icon.
“Personally, I wouldn’t say Kate’s style has changed dramatically over the years.
“However, it has become more refined with the type of duties she now has to perform as a royal.”
While members of the Royal Family will usually follow strict style rules, Kate is happy to choose comfort over restrictive looks.
“Kate often opts for comfortable yet stylish casual attire to fit her role as a young royal and a hands-on mother,” Natasha added.
“These elements may indicate that although she is a prominent public figure, she still likes to feel relaxed yet fashionable whether she’s attending an event or enjoying a family day out.”
“She also isn’t afraid to re-wear statement pieces with an Alexander McQueen favourite making reappearances.
“When sporting the latest collections such as the infamous royal blue Issa dress, her public appearances have sparked buying frenzies with pieces selling out within hours.
“The best thing about Kate’s looks is that they are often accessible to all, whether you shop designer or high street, the Duchess shows us how easy refined style can be achieved whatever your budget.”