A slip-up can happen to anyone, even royals. That’s what happened to Princess Kate Middleton, who suffered a “look malfunction” during a visit to Leeds.
The Princess of Wales resumed her official activities for the week this Tuesday, September 26, when she visited a textile factory in the city of Leeds.
This visit was special for the Princess as the company in question has a link to her paternal family.
Kate Middleton’s ancestors owned the wool processing and distribution company William Lupton & Co, which was founded in Leeds in 1783.
In the middle of the last century, the company was sold by Kate’s father’s family to its current owners.
Kate Middleton’s stumble in Leeds
On this visit, the princess opted for a flattering green Burberry pantsuit paired with a white blouse.
It was the trousers that caused her to stumble, as the heel of her shoe got caught in them. However, she took it in good humor and walked away from the mishap.
This small inconvenience perhaps confirms the reason why Queen Elizabeth always opted for midi-length skirts, which are less likely to get caught in her shoes.
Kate’s choice of comfortable and fashionable outfits for her working days somewhat contradicts the rules imposed by Queen Elizabeth II on the women of the royal family.
Elizabeth II did not like the idea of women in the Royal Family wearing trousers unless it was necessary for the occasion.
Therefore, it is customary for the women of the Windsor family to opt for dresses or outfits of lady’s cut, discreet and classic.
Recently, however, the Princess of Wales has defied this unwritten rule of the royal family by consistently wearing pantsuits, as she has done in her recent public appearances.
Although it may be controversial, Kate is demonstrating her unique style and confidence in adapting to current fashion trends.