Kate Middleton has been praised for her fashion choices, but apparently the same can’t be said for her husband Prince William’s style.
According to a new Daily Mail report, Middleton, 34, has reportedly asked the stylist responsible for her elegant outfits, Natasha Archer, to give the 34-year-old Duke of Cambridge a wardrobe makeover. For the royal couple’s recent tour in Canada, the stylist reportedly replaced Prince William’s brown loafers, trainers, cords and chinos with more fashionable choices such as tighter-fitting tapered trousers and L.K. Bennett desert boots. Archer also added linen jackets and sweaters from her favorite high street label, J Crew, Jaeger and Reiss, to his collection.
Archer, who was appointed as Middleton’s stylist in 2014, also recommended suits by Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes to Prince William for more formal occasions. Royal insiders told the publication that the style makeover was done tactfully, with the stylist assuring Prince William that she was only helping him “edit” and “freshen” his wardrobe.
Archer certainly knows what she’s doing as she was also the one behind Middleton’s lauded outfits during their week-long Canadian tour. Fhe Duchess’ best ensembles include a blue Jenny Packham dress, a forest green Dolce & Gabbanna frock and off-white Catherine Walker coat. Check out some of Middleton’s best looks from their tour below!
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge weren’t the only royal family members who caught the media’s attention recently. The couple had been accompanied by their two children, 3-year-old Prince George and 1-year-old Princess Charlotte during their royal Canadian tour, which began on Sept. 24 and wrapped up on Oct. 1. And eagle-eyed fashion fans noticed that Prince George wore only shorts.
Etiquette expert William Hanson explained that Middleton’s decision to dress her son in shorts is a cultural thing. “It's a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts. Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England,” he told Harper’s Bazaar.
He added, “Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class — quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge.”
What do you think of Prince George’s outfits? Check out photos of Middleton and Prince William’s son below!