Heritage

The Reason Duchess Kate Wears So Many Bright Colors

She's taking fashion cues from the Queen.
IMAGE GETTY
Comments

As the Duchess of Cambridge has taken on an increasing number of royal public engagements, we've seen her gravitate toward a more vibrant color palette. Take her hot pink coat from this morning's visit to Coventry, for example.


Similarly, over the course of her family's tour of Canada in 2016 we saw Kate wear bright blue, emerald green, and crimson. And while the red could have been a nod to the host country, we think there could be another reason behind her bold, colorful outfits: She's wearing them to stand out from the crowd.

In fact, it's something she learned from the Queen.

In the documentary The Queen at 90, Sophie, Countess of Wessex explained her mother-in-law's penchant for rainbow shades. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen,'" she said.

"Don't forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, ten, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen's hat as she went past."

Robert Hardman, the Queen's biographer, even quoted her once as saying, "I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am."

Now that may be unnecessarily modest of Queen Elizabeth, but the sentiment is much appreciated by fans and subjects hoping to get a once-in-a-lifetime look at Her Royal Majesty.

And as William and Kate draw adoring crowds wherever they travel, it's certainly advice well-taken.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Caroline Hallemann
View Other Articles From Caroline Hallemann
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Director Nadine Labaki on what it was like to work with real people to tell a story of children caught in the limbo of conflict.
 
Share
She even waved to the crowd as she drove through the palace gates.
 
Share
Christmas gift ideas for the woman who has everything and the frenemy you have to play nice with, according to the Truly Rich Lady.
 
Share
The Tony-winning musical only has four weeks left until the final performance on January 6.
 
Share
These editor-approved, cult-favorite products smooth fine lines, prevent wrinkles, and help turn back the hands of time.
 
Share
 
Share
A comprehensive who's who of Queen Elizabeth's family, from her grandparents (the first Windsors) to little Prince Louis and every cousin in between.
 
Share
There's more to come but these are sure to wow... for now.
 
Share
The event was organized with the Prince's Trust, an organization that Charles founded and Hardy serves as ambassador for.
 
Share
 
Share
These Filipino designers make furniture that can stand the test of time.
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US