Kate Middleton once again turned heads Friday when she stepped out for her and Prince William’s one-day tour of Manchester to visit the National Football Museum in a stylish navy and pink plaid coat from Erdem’s 2016 resort collection. Middleton and her husband have been extremely busy lately on different royal tours, but the Duchess of Cambridge has managed to look phenomenal on every single one of her trips.
The woman behind Middleton’s chic wardrobe is 30-year-old Natasha Archer. According to Vanity Fair, Archer joined the royal family in 2007 as Middleton’s personal assistant but started shopping for and dressing the Duchess in 2014. It’s been reported that Archer is the one who convinced the mom of two to ditch her wedges for high heels and start wearing skirts that showed a little more leg.
Keep reading to find out four fun facts about Middleton’s stylist.
- She reportedly gave Prince William a fashion makeover. Middleton isn’t the only member of the royal family who has been turning heads with her killer wardrobe. Her husband, Prince William, has also been spotted looking dapper in fitted trousers and pricey shoes, and it’s all thanks to Archer. According to the Daily Mail, Archer had the Duke of Cambridge replace his brown loafers, trainers, chinos and cords with more fashionable items such as L.K. Bennett desert boots and fitted trousers. She also started incorporating jackets and sweaters from J. Crew, Reiss and Jaeger into his wardrobe.
- Whenever Kate Middleton gives birth, only a handful of people — outside immediate family — are allowed to see her in her hospital room. One of those people, according to Vanity Fair, is Archer. The outlet reported that she was one of the first non-family members to see the Duchess after she gave birth to Prince George.
- Although Archer has secured a name for herself in the fashion industry, she got her degree in Hispanic Studies from King’s College in 2005.
- She recently got engaged. According to the Daily Mail, Archer’s fiance, Getty photographer Chris Jackson, proposed to her last month. They pair had been dating since last year. Jackson confirmed the engagement news on his Instagram page. “So…… lucky I managed to finally escape from the Scilly Isles – Apparently it was a long time coming and I’m definitely punching above my weight,” he captioned a photo of them.