The spotlight is intense. The analysis unceasing. While Prince William gets away with a series of blue suits, Kate’s fashion on their first visit to New York is ogled and critiqued. Even her preference for gloves by Cornelia James, who also supplies the Queen, is noticed and dissected. Kate isn’t one to wear daring designs or crazy patterns. “She is not a fashion risk-taker like her mother-in-law [the late Diana],” says Kelly Mathews, of All Things Regal. Indeed, her Big Apple choices perfectly illustrated her muted style and colour palette, which runs to the safe, even boring choices.
Some thoughts on the seven outfits she wore in New York: