Kate Middleton, 41, has surprised many by sporting a very 1980s Diana-inspired look.
Since Prince William’s wife became Princess of Wales, there has been a noticeable change in her wardrobe. For many royal fans, the princess now dresses in a more classic and elegant way, and so she has demonstrated in her most recent appearance at Commonwealth Day.
Kate Middleton in a dress designed by Erdem at Commonwealth Day
The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, attended the church service at Westminster Abbey with senior members of the House of Windsor to celebrate Commonwealth Day. For this occasion, Kate wore a new outfit from the Canadian firm Erdem in navy blue that had a print of small flowers in white, which gave it a retro style. During the event, the Princess of Wales was the center of attention, as usually happens in events of the British royal family.
The jacket is a peplum style and features black buttons on the front and cuffs, while the skirt has a midi length with a flounce at the end.
It is noteworthy that, during her entrance to the abbey, the wind lifted Kate’s skirt, revealing that the inside of the dress has a white background with embroidered flowers in navy blue.
Undoubtedly, for many seeing this two-piece dress has reminded them of Princess Diana, who would not hesitate to wear this type of garment as she liked to wear suits with flowers, flying skirts and peplum jackets.
The Princess of Wales has combined her style with a large suede pamela in navy blue, with a bow as decoration. The rest of the accessories were an Emmy London handbag in navy blue and matching shoes by Gianvito Rossi.
The Prince of Wales brooch
Kate Middleton has added an important brooch to her styling, the Prince of Wales brooch, which can only be worn by the consorts of those who bear the title. This brooch was a gift from the Ladies of North Wales society to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863, which can also be used as a pendant. Kate wore it for the first time during the state visit of the President of South Africa.
The iconic brooch features eighteen round-cut diamonds with small emeralds surrounding the traditional symbol of the Prince of Wales, three ostrich feathers, which are surrounded by a crown with the motto ‘Ich Dien’ (I serve).
Undoubtedly, not only the clothes chosen by Kate have reminded us of Diana of Wales, but also the earrings, made of diamonds and sapphires since they were her property.