Kate may ditch ‘signature style’ and wear colour that will ‘stand out’ for Coronation
Royal and fashion expert Miranda Holder predicted what Kate, Princess of Wales may wear for King Charles’s Coronation on May 6. The Princess’s Coronation outfit is crucial as certain items of clothing and accessories may not be appropriate for the occasion, the stylist explained. Miranda also revealed that the royal will likely opt for three regal colours to “harmonise with the pomp” of the day.
Since becoming Princess of Wales, Kate’s style “has taken another turn”, the expert opined, and as she embraced her new role, her wardrobe “has also evolved to match”.
Mirada commented: “Gone is the young Princess turning heads wearing feminine, floaty dresses in ditsy floral prints and polka dots.”
Instead, Kate has evolved into a “new, more focussed and formal Princess”, whose clothes reflect “her commitment to the many causes about which she is so passionate”.
Kate’s style has always been traditional and elegant but now more than ever she is sticking to the “royal-appropriate” outfits and avoiding statement looks and flamboyant accessories.
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For previous state occasions, the royal “has remained formal to her tried and tested fashion formula of a coat dress or skirt suit in her signature fitted silhouette, complemented with nude heels with hat and symbolic jewellery,” Miranda commented.
However, Kate has a new go-to style, according to the expert. “We have seen the Princess shy away from skirts recently,” the stylist said.
“She has embraced soft power dressing wearing mostly trouser suits, creating a more heavyweight, businesslike image.
“Although this largely does appear to be her new signature style, I am predicting that Kate will return to her trusty fashion formula of an immaculately tailored skirt suit for the Coronation,” she added.
Kate will therefore likely opt for a coat dress or skirt suit, nude heels and jewellery with a hidden meaning, perhaps one of Queen Elizabeth’s necklaces or chokers to honour the late monarch.
Miranda continued: “I’m sure Kate’s fashion-loving fans would love to see a new twist on the traditional, but this occasion is all about our new King, and it would be unseemly for the women to pull focus from the monarch with their wardrobe choices.
“Additionally, the Firm prefers to dress as classically and timelessly as possible,” the royal expert claimed.
This is so that in years to come the images of these heavily photographed occasions don’t look too dated.
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“Finally dressing in this ‘official uniform’ simply reinforced their already established personal brand,” she added.
Miranda predicted that the Princess of Wales will likely wear one of her immaculately tailored looks in either blue, white or red.
She explained: “With this in mind I imagine that Kate will wear a skirt suit or coat dress ensemble, most likely by Alexander McQueen.
“It will be in a colour that will harmonise with the pomp and pageantry of the day. We will be seeing a lot of royal purples.
“So my vote would be blue, followed by white or red – all of which would stand out beautifully in photographs.”
King Charles’s Coronation will take place on May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in an event that will be attended by over 2,000 people.
It is expected that members of the Royal Family, politicians, heads of state as well as European royal households and other royals from around the world will be present at the Coronation.
Although an invitation has been extended to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Harry, it is still unknown if the couple will attend.