Why Kate Middleton Only Dresses Princess Charlotte in Dresses for Events


Princess Charlotte is known for her expert royal wave and professional flower girl gigs but just as notably, her collection of smocked floral dresses that she always seems to be spotted in.

So, why is the the three-year-old almost exclusively seen wearing dresses? Her aunt Meghan Markle made a splash in white trousers for her Wimbledon royal debut, while her mother Kate Middleton has been spotted on plenty occasions wearing pants.

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The Telegraph reports that her mom Kate prefers a “traditional look” for her family. According to Rachel Riley, a childrenswear designer that has dressed Prince George, it’s all about a classic look. “If they wear very simple things, it’s about the child, and it’s timeless in that you can’t really date a specific photo or put them in something that seems out of date,” she said. “I think they are going for clothing that is classic and timeless, rather than clothes that draw attention to them.”

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Harper’s Bazaar reached out to royal expert and Royal Musings blog founder Marlene Koenig to further explain. “If you look at photos of young royal girls–from Princess Anne to Charlotte, you will notice that they tend to wear smocked dresses as little girls when they are in public with their parents,” she said.

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Is there a rule against pants for royals? Koenig says no, and that goes for Meghan Markle, too. “There are no rules about no pants. If the Duchess is in a dress in public and Charlotte is with her, most likely Charlotte, at this age, will be in a dress—also in formal portraits, or on the balcony for the Trooping of the Colour.”

Charlotte is most likely to be wearing pants or shorts at home. “I expect that when the kids are at home, playing in the nursery or in the backyard, they are wearing more casual clothes,” Koenig said.


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