Kate Middleton's recent winter outfit broke a royal fashion rule 3 years ago

Kate Middleton's recent winter outfit broke a royal fashion rule

Kate Middleton reportedly broke a royal style rule and to be honest, you couldn't blame her.

As we all know, temperatures have dropped considerably in recent times and winter is well and truly here.

Our day to day outfit usually involves a cosy knit of some sort and the warmest socks you can imagine.

If you do want to wear a skirt, opaque tights are generally key to keep you warm and we wouldn't be without them during winter.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, seems to follow this particular train of thought too and was spotted wearing cosy tights recently.

No big deal you might think but according to reports, members of the royal family are only allowed to wear flesh-coloured tights (no warmth in them tbh).

Speaking to Insider around the time of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement, CNN’s Victoria Arbiter explained the royal rule.

Many said that Meghan broke the rule as she decided not to wear tights for their official engagement photos.


"You never see a royal without their nude stockings. Meghan, from what I can see from the engagement photographs, it doesn't look like she was wearing tights or stockings. I would say that's really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires."

Kate is a patron of the East Anglia's Children’s Hospices and just over a week ago, she travelled to Norfolk to open the £10 million-pound Nook children’s hospice.

The Duchess paired the black tights with a magenta two-piece Oscar de la Renta suit and her trusty Gianvitto Rossi heels, an ensemble she's fond of and has been spotted wearing previously.

Now look, there's every chance that the Queen is equally fine with black tights but that hasn't stopped the suggestion that Kate is breaking a rule by choosing the warmer, cosier version.

Can't say we blame her!

In terms of Kate's sartorial choices, we also have to quickly mention the stunning McQueen dress, she wore to the Royal Variety performance last night. Look at that stunning lace detail - in a word, WOW.

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