From revamped outfits to a whole new accessory game, who's behind the Duchess of Cambridge's new wardrobe?
Kate Thornton speaks to royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, historian Kate Williams and PR expert Nick Ede about the backlash against Meghan Markle in the media and why her inspirational banana messages for sex workers divided opinion. It’s also been 20 years since Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles made their official public debut as a couple. The experts discuss why there isn’t more interest in the Duchess of Cornwall and why there’s such a big debate about her future title. Plus we take a look back at what the Cambridges and Sussexes have been up to over the past couple of weeks. Watch more of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box' here.
Happy birthday, Kate Middleton! On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 37th birthday. While Middleton typically doesn’t make a fuss about her birthday, we’ve decided to celebrate by sharing some rare photos of one of our favourite royals! ALSO SEE: Kate Middleton wore a $1,000 headband to church (but you can shop the trend for much less) Check out our gallery for some photos of the Duchess throughout the years! Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @ YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram . Check out Yahoo Canada’s podcast, Make It Reign — our hot takes on all things royals in a non-stuffy way — on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts .
With the likes of Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen and Erdem on speed dial, the Duchess of Cambridge has curated a seriously impressive Kensington Palace wardrobe over the years. In her pre-Duchess days, the 37-year-old was often photographed in high street labels but after wedding Prince William in an Alexander McQueen dress (rumoured to have cost £250,000) back in 2011, the fashion industry’s ears soon pricked up. Dubbed ‘The Kate Effect’, the mother-of-three’s royal closet reportedly contributes a cool £1 billion to the economy with a large number of her ensembles garnering sell-out status within a mere matter of hours. But with the need to dress diplomatically on trips abroad (who can forget the £12,000 outfit she donned in Paris last year?) and a seriously coverable maternity wardrobe behind her, it’s hardly surprising. From that time she wore head-to-toe Gucci in London to her unofficial position as a Jenny Packham ambassador, these are the Duchess of Cambridge’s most memorable high-fashion moments of all time. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The Duchess of Cambridge’s best fashion moments of 2017 Every look the Duchess of Cambridge wore in 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge’s top maternity style moments
Kate Middleton is taking her trademark flowing tresses to the next level with her latest accessory: the headband. The Duchess of Cambridge has recently been ditching her stylish hats and fascinators in favour of headbands that come with a hefty price tag. Over the weeken, the 36-year-old mother of three was spotted for the first time in 2019 attending church alongside her husband, Prince William. ALSO SEE: Thomas Markle is planning to write a book all about Meghan Markle’s childhood Middleton looked chic in a coat by one of her favourite designers, Catherine Walker and accessorized the look with Diamond Crepe Pleated headband, which retails for an eye-watering $1,000 CAD, by London-based designer, Jane Taylor. The Duchess has worn multiple headbands by Taylor, including the label’s Halo Band headband at Christmas which retails for $1,089.61 CAD. While Middleton spares no expense for her favourite accessory, we’ve rounded up our favourite affordable headbands so you can get the royal look for less — like, a lot less. Check out our gallery to shop the trend starting at just $11 . Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @ YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram . Check out Yahoo Canada’s podcast, Make It Reign — our hot takes on all things royals in a non-stuffy way — on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts .
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The Duchess of Cambridge's mother speaks about parenting, Christmas plans and how she built up her business.