With a busy royal schedule and countless mom duties that need her attention, the Princess of Wales doesn’t have time for frequent fashion fittings and repeat tailoring sessions. To create more free time in her day, the British beauty often has her style team purchase her fashion favorites in multiples. Even back in her pre-royal days the princess would sometimes buy high-street finds in multiple colors or pick up an extra piece of clothing for her sister. (For instance, Kate’s younger sibling was snapped wearing the same top Kate wore for engagement photos with Prince William — the Whistles frill collar blouse).
It makes sense for Princess Kate to buy duplicates so that her wardrobe stays in pristine condition. In addition, if a garment fits well and meets her sartorial standards she’s inclined to simply wear the same thing again but in a different color variation.
- Dolce & Gabbana Coat
The Princess of Wales owns this double-breasted long coat in multiple colors including plum, black and pine green. While the black coat is collarless and has closer set buttons, the nearly identical wool outerwear styles all feature the same shape and metal fasteners.
2. Catherine Walker Beau Tie Coat
The mom of three loves this A-line wool coat dress for special and solemn occasions — the gently pleated maxi topper features a statement bow at the neckline. Princess Kate owns the style in both scarlet red and black.
3. Emilia Wickstead Coatdress
Worn on three occasions, the Princess of Wales owns this custom coat in various colourways including powder blue, hunter green and coral. A beloved recycle for the royal — the structured coat features a wrapped bodice with a blazer lapel, flared skirt and matching covered waistband.
4. Longline Coats
Over the years the princess has become more enthusiastic about monochrome ensembles and loves a tonal outfit — mixing similar shades to create a cohesive and standout style. She’s also developed an affinity for longline duster coats which add professional polish to a simple workwear outfit of a blouse and pants. (Kate’s navy coat is believed to be from Catherine Walker.)
5. Alexander McQueen Open Neck Coat
Owning this wool-silk open neck McQueen coat in pale blue, ivory and primrose yellow, this elegant and timeless dress coat is a favorite of the princess. The sophisticated topper is Kate’s choice for sentimental family occasions like weddings and christenings.
6. Catherine Walker Marianne Coat
The princess loves this wool-crepe coat with three covered buttons for royal tours. The future Queen has worn the red version in Canada and the blue version in Germany.
Palace seamstresses got a day off when Kate opted to order this long coat in three colors including: dark green, chocolate brown and red. Not one to fix what isn’t broken, this English rose opted to save a day of shopping and have her favorite maxi coat rendered in three different shades.