Kate Middleton

Duchess Catherine all set to launch a fashion line?


Catherine’s style and fashion are defined by that high-wire balancing act between formal and casual, youthful and serious, glamorous and down-to-earth.

After almost 10 years in the royal family can Duchess Kate open a fashion line if she wishes to?

When Kate Middleton’s engagement to Prince William was announced on November 16, 2010, she wore a dramatic sapphire blue dress from the brand Issa. Within 24 hours, the dress sold out online, and “the Kate effect” was born. Though social media was still in its early days—Instagram had only been launched one month earlier—Kate immediately became something we were only beginning to understand but now see everywhere: a style influencer. 

When Kate Middleton joined the royal family, donations to Prince William’s charity soared. The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went from strength to strength and it was only a matter of time before Kate decided to launch a fashion line.

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“Clothing, footwear and headgear” are just some of the items that will carry the foundation’s name in the future, a spokesman explained. Well, it clearly means Duchess Catherine can only open a fashion line in the foundation’s name.

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But fans hoping for versions of Kate’s chic outfits will have to make do with slightly less glamorous items of clothing. Royal aides are thinking of creating more informal clothes wear, such as T-shirts.

“We included clothing in case we choose, for example, to make T-shirts in years to come, for any social cause or charity, et cetera,” the spokesman said. He added that the foundation did not “currently” have any plans to launch clothes.

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The charity was legally established by Prince Harry and Prince William in September 2009 and became fully operational in 2011. William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 provided a big boost for the foundation and more than £1m were donated.

Despite their differences, that effortlessness in style is one thing that Kate shares with the queen, Diana, and even Meghan Markle. But more than anyone else, Kate’s wardrobe has always been really relatable and down-to-earth.

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