Kate Middleton’s touching tribute to the Queen
Kate Middleton paid a subtle tribute to the Queen during her royal Caribbean tour by embracing the monarch’s wardrobe ethos, a stylist has claimed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wowed royal fans around the world with her wardrobe during the week-long trip to Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, which included vibrant pinks, oranges and yellows.
And now a stylist has revealed how the colorful outfits were an intentional nod to the 95-year-old monarch, known for his penchant for bright hues.
Over the past few decades, the Queen has inspired the nation with her royal wardrobe and her love of color blocking has become as well known as her beloved Launer handbag and trusty Anello & Davide shoes.
Stylist Hannah Eichler explained that Kate adopted a similar philosophy during the Caribbean tour, adding that it was a nod to the monarch.
She told FEMAIL: “Whether orange for optimism, blue for confidence, red for love or yellow for warmth, Kate has followed the Queen’s lead in using color to invoke powerful feelings of energy between her and her subjects – a key tool when visiting new countries and engaging with those around her.
Kate Middleton paid a subtle tribute to the Queen during her royal Caribbean tour by embracing the monarch’s wardrobe ethos, a stylist has claimed
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Platinum Jubilee Tour of the Caribbean saw Kate dressed to impress in shades of blue, red, khaki and now yellow.
“Bright colors have long been favored by the Royal Family, but no one has championed the look more than the Queen herself.
“From yellow and blue to pink and orange, all shades of the rainbow have made their way into the matriarchy’s wardrobe.
“As a lover of color herself, the Duchess paid tribute to the Queen on her tour this week, and while these colorful looks will no doubt get royal approval, they also make a statement about the Kate’s emotions.”
“Scientists claim that the dopamine bandage triggers different moods.
“Whether it’s orange for optimism, blue for confidence, red for love or yellow for warmth, Kate has followed the Queen’s lead in using color to evoke powerful feelings of energy between her and her subjects – a key tool when visiting new countries and engaging with those around her.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, wowed royal fans around the world with her wardrobe during the week-long trip to Jamaica and Belize, which included vibrant pinks, oranges and yellows – much like the queen’s color block wardrobe (pictured left and right)
“The crucial difference with how Kate approaches the dopamine bandage is that the Queen is always seen with a matching hat.
“The negation of a hat gives the Duchess a modern, more relaxed feel that suits a younger member of the royal family while respecting the Queen’s signature aesthetic.”
Meanwhile, TV and celebrity fashion expert Miranda Holder agreed, saying: “Kate sweeps the world off its feet with her immaculate style once again as she positively shines in her choices. bold and gorgeous colors that look even more striking in the Caribbean sun.
“She hits the sartorial sweet spot, striking the perfect balance between on-trend brights and color blocking, and the timeless elegance she’s known and loved for.”
On day two of the trip, Kate wore a £2,500 personalized pink dress by British designer Vampire’s Wife to an evening reception to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (left, The Queen and right, kate)
She added: ‘The vibrant colors she has chosen radiate health and happiness, and there are more than a few subtle references to Her Majesty The Queen who has long been known for her signature colorful and colorful outfits with some of her wardrobe choice – the canary yellow Roksanda dress and the cobalt blue Jenny Packham suit in particular, felt like a meaningful and celebratory tribute ahead of the milestone jubilee.
Not one to shy away from a bright, eye-catching ensemble, Her Majesty is most often seen wearing head-to-toe fuchsia or the season’s ‘It’ shade of blue.
Over the last three decades of her life, most of these delightfully luminous creations were the work of her personal hairstylist Angela Kelly, who became a confidante after joining the palace in 1994.
The mother-of-three wore a series of vibrant outfits on her trip to Jamaica that appear to replicate the Queen’s own colorful wardrobe (right, arriving in Jamaica, and left, the Queen)
And Kate’s Caribbean tour wardrobe was also filled with bright colors, from head-to-toe yellow to a stunning fuschia dress from The Vampire’s Wife.
Kate landed on her trip in a bright blue outfit by designer Jenny Packham while William opted for a light blue colored suit as they arrived at Belize City airport in an RAF Voyager jet to kick off their tour.
In a nod to the flag of Belize, she wore a gorgeous cobalt blue lace dress by Jenny Packham with Emmy London’s “Rebecca” pumps in the same shade.
Meanwhile, on the second day of the trip, she sported a personalized £2,500 pink dress by British designer Vampire’s Wife for an evening reception to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
She teamed with silver heeled sandals and a Mayan embroidered clutch, as a nod to her surroundings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a family cocoa farm on the second day of their Caribbean tour – with the pair later showing off their dance moves to the delight of Belizean crowds.
She paired the Organza Maxi Dress, a custom version of the Light Sleeper Dress, with diamond drop earrings and natural makeup.
The maxi dress usually comes in a floral-print woven design, but the sequined hot pink hue has been customized for the Duchess.
Upon arriving in Jamaica, the royal wore a custom Roksanda dress in the yellow of the Jamaican flag as she landed in the country alongside Prince William.
The tailored piece, featuring a wrap top and puffy skirt, appears to have been inspired by the designer label’s £1,095 Brigitte midi dress. Kate’s was designed with short sleeves, but a sleeveless version is available.
Demonstrating her love of diplomatic dress once again with yellow attire, the mother-of-three paired the signature piece with white Aquazzura heels, complete with gold striped cutouts.
Kate swapped her yellow dress for a coral and turquoise striped piece, said to be a £369 printed dress from Willow Hilson Vintage – a Cheltenham-based boutique. She paired the look with sand-colored wedges
Meanwhile, earlier today, she donned a bright orange blouse with a standout white Alexander McQueen suit.
Wearing one eye-catching color helps the royals stand out in crowded places.
Kate and William’s tour comes as the Queen’s biographer says the monarch is in top mental shape despite having ‘mobility issues’.
Speaking to GB News on Wednesday, Robert Hardman, 57, revealed on Wednesday that she was in “really good spirits” amid recent reports of her leaning on a wheelchair.
Robert, who is the author of a new book on the Queen’s life, said: “Mobility is kind of an issue now.”
However, it didn’t dampen her mood, with Robert adding: “Those very close to her tell me she’s in a really good mood, you know – absolutely as sharp as ever.”
He continued: “But, but there is a mobility [issue] inevitably when one approaches his 96 years and also of the dignity, I think that it is terribly important.
“She’s the queen, she wants to be seen as the queen, she wants to look the part.”