‘Rebel’ Kate Middleton broke royal tradition with Charlotte’s first day at school
And no one noticed!
By Milly Haddrick
September 20 2019
Princess Charlotte started her first day of school at elite London prep Thomas's Battersea on September 5th, and to mark the occasion young Princess Charlotte walked through the school gates flanked by parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, and big brother, Prince George.
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smiled for the cameras, very few people noticed that mum Kate was breaking away from a British royal tradition, according to royal expert Christine Ross.
Kate wowed onlookers on Charlotte's first day of school, cutting a chic figure in a Michael Kors dress, blue suede stilettos and hoop earrings.
The Duchess of Cambridge completed the modern look with her signature blow out.
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According to Royal fashion expert Christine Ross, there was one part of Kate's look that was a significant break away from tradition.
“She had actually [worn a Michael Kors dress], I want to say it was on a tour of Australia when Prince George was a baby," Ms Ross told Express.co.uk.
“She wore a blue coat from Michael Kors and we saw that coat one or two more times.
“So she has worn the brand before, but that was the runway line. This is kind of the first time we’ve seen her in the high-street version of it.
“If you can imagine, there’s six different Ralph Lauren lines and some of them are £40 and some of them are £4000."
The Royal expert went on to reveal that while Kate has worn the American fashion labels design's before, this is the first time Kate has worn something from the 'high-street' line.
“Michael Kors is the same where we saw a runway coat, this is the first time we’ve really seen her in a high-street dress.
“But the brand has really been embraced by a lot of modern royals throughout Europe, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Princess Victoria of Sweden, they’ve all worn the brand before.
“So it is favoured by royals but it’s the first time we’ve seen Kate in something from the Michael Kors high-street line.”
Originally published as ‘Rebel’ Kate Middleton broke royal tradition with Charlotte’s first day at school