Wednesday 18 October 2017

Kate Middleton has striking new look after turning to Princess Diana's hat maker

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Reuters/Toby Melville
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Reuters/Toby Melville
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. Reuters/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William. Reuters/Geoff Pugh/pool
Kate with her husband Prince William. Reuters/Toby Melville
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Reuters/Toby Melville
Kate leaves after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Reuters/Toby Melville

All eyes were on Kate Middleton today as she looked effortlessly elegant in an Erdem coat and a wide-brimmed hat by John Boyd.

Mr Boyd, 90, was one of Diana, Princess of Wales's favourite milliners, but is not thought to have designed a hat for the Duchess of Cambridge before.

Kate arrived for an annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey with her husband William and Prince Harry, as they accompanied the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal family.

After the service, Kate, whose Erdem coat retails at £2,500, (€3,220) told schoolchildren waiting outside the Abbey that Prince George goes "super fast" on his scooter and it is hard to keep up with him.

Britain's Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William. Reuters/Geoff Pugh/pool
Britain's Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William. Reuters/Geoff Pugh/pool

Mr Boyd has made hats for three generations of the Royal family, and was chosen by Princess Diana to design the hat for her "going away" outfit as she set off on honeymoon with the Prince of Wales. The tricorn hat he created was copied the world over and became one of the most popular styles of the 1980s.

Kate leaves after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Reuters/Toby Melville
Kate leaves after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Reuters/Toby Melville
29 Mar 1982, Leeds, England, UK --- Princess Diana, pregnant with Prince William, wears a hat by John Boyd and a coat by Bellville Sassoon. Image by Tim Graham/CORBIS
29 Mar 1982, Leeds, England, UK --- Princess Diana, pregnant with Prince William, wears a hat by John Boyd and a coat by Bellville Sassoon. Image by Tim Graham/CORBIS
Kate with her husband Prince William. Reuters/Toby Melville
Kate with her husband Prince William. Reuters/Toby Melville

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