Sunday 19 August 2018

What Kate wore: how the Duchess of Cambridge took a backseat on Harry and Meghan's wedding day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Doria Ragland, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son
The Duke of Cambridge holds the hand of his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as he carries their newborn son from the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London
Hush little babies: Kate Middleton tries to keep the page boys and flower girls quiet as they enter the church for her sister Pippa’s big day. Photo: PA
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding to a waiting helicopter as they leave for a secret honeymoon location, on April 30, 2011 in London, England
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

When you're a normal person, it's hard to grasp the concept of being the most photographed woman in the world.

Kate Middleton had to adjust to that transition herself in 2011 when she went from scrutinised royal girlfriend to senior member of the British royal family after her wedding. She was no longer a party planner, but a future queen. Since that moment, her style has been analyzed within an inch of its life, her eyeliner and her hemlines - but now, after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, she has some company.

Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Kate is all too aware of the impact her appearance has at any event, whether it's personal or professional, which is why she knew that distracting from the bride wasn't an option. Similarly, when her sister Pippa wed James Matthews last May, she opted for a silk peach dress that many described as 'mumsy'. In her attempt to blend in by not dressing impeccably, she was stood out by default.

The same went went for her brother-in-law's wedding, today, she wore a subtle lemon dress and coat by Alexander McQueen, with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels and a Philip Treacy hat. Just one month after giving birth to her third child Prince Louis (another iconic fashion moment), she reverted back to her pre-pregnancy style.

Her appearance was particularly noted because it's reportedly the last time we will see her for a number of months as she's planning extended maternity leave after feeling she returned back to her royal duties too quickly after Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

She certainly knows how to make an impression!

The Duchess of Cambridge (front) arrives with the bridesmaids at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge (front) arrives with the bridesmaids at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (left), the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of York during the wedding service for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (left), the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of York during the wedding service for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives with Princess Charlotte at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives with Princess Charlotte at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives with the Princess Charlotte (right) at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives with the Princess Charlotte (right) at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London
Meghan Markle leaves St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle leaves St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

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