When it comes to her daywear, the Princess of Wales often gravitates towards the same tried-and-true fashion staples that she’s worn for years. Partial to cozy cable stitched sweaters and classic crewnecks from the sporty American retailer Ralph Lauren, Kate has long been devoted to the contemporary clothing brand.

Having preppy and posh foundations, Kate is drawn to the ‘Ivy League’ fashions from the King of Polo — Ralph Lauren.

The American style house evokes the spirit of a collegiate academic mixed with preppy Nantucket sailor and a dash of urban cowboy.

While Kate has many country-chic favorites in her Crown closet, the New York headquartered brand remains a mainstay in her style portfolio as it offers luxurious royal-ready pieces including shirt-dresses, sweaters and shoes.

Here are 20 Times Kate Middleton Looked Chic in Ralph Lauren:

1.Ralph Lauren Collection Cashmere Turtleneck in Navy

The ravishing royal has donned this 100% cashmere knit sweater designed in Italy for three appearances — often paired with a plum pantsuit or navy trousers — Kate loves this plush pullover. The princess even played fashion diplomat and wore the roll neck by the American retailer for a visit to Boston in November 2022.


2. Ralph Lauren Black Label Collarless Blazer

One of her most sentimental clothing items — Kate sported this 100% wool blazer with faux flap pockets and oversized buttons over her pleated blue Zara dress for her premiere as a new Windsor wife. The royal beauty wore the black jacket on April 30th, 2011 for a photocall in the gardens of Buckingham Palace the day after marrying Prince William. Since then, she’s worn the jacket for various events in the royal calendar including a concert at Royal Albert Hall where she paired the collarless blazer with a lace Zara dress.


3. Ralph Lauren Nadalia Puff Sleeve Top in White

Worn seven times, Princess Kate has great affection for this wardrobe staple — a simple white cotton top. She has worn the piece as a functional camisole underneath a number of blazers as well as a pink Chloe jacket. The princess also enjoys wearing the easy essential as a summer shirt. Similar HERE


4. Ralph Lauren Olive Turtleneck Sweater Dress 

The newlywed looked stunning in this fitted bodycon turtleneck dress for a visit to charity Centrepoint in December 2011. The royal beauty paired the stretchy and soft dress with black tights and high boots. Similar HERE and HERE


5. Ralph Lauren Grey Cable Knit Sweater

Stepping out in London for some post holiday shopping in January 2022, the princess wore this chunky cable knit sweater paired with skinny jeans and brown Blundstone boots.


6. Ralph Lauren Veronika Cable Knit Sweater

For a date night at King’s Head Hotel in Norfolk, the prince and princess enjoyed a meal together in late August 2014. The budget conscious royal paired her black pullover sweater with a Gap shirt and Pied a Terre Imperia wedges.


7. Ralph Lauren Klaryce Pussybow Blouse

Designed with an airy and lightweight georgette fabric, this paisley printed top was spotted on the princess just once for a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a Faberge exhibit in December 2021. Similar HERE


8. Ralph Lauren Cable Cardigan

Playing tennis with brother James Middleton, the princess was a good sport in this wool and cashmere blend cardigan courtesy of Ralph Lauren.


9. Ralph Lauren Celia Calfskin Pumps 

These timeless tan pumps have been worn by the princess on four occasions — almost always with a red or camel outfit. Kate loves the sculptural style of these pointed-toe four inch pumps which are crafted in Italy of full-grain calfskin. Similar HERE


10. Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cricket Sweater

A Ralph Lauren signature, the preppy cricket sweater was first debuted by the American retailer in 1972. Today, Kate embraces these contrast stripe cricket sweaters for their easy elegance and sporty vibes. Similar HERE


11. Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Riding Jacket

A mossy green blazer in 100% wool, Kate was spotted in this sleek and stylish riding jacket for various urban excursions in 2011 and 2013. Similar HERE


12. Ralph Lauren Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater in Martin Red

Crafted from washable cashmere, this formfitting and luxurious turtleneck is rendered in a bright scarlet hue. A ribbed roll neck and cuffs give the holiday-friendly sweater more style points. Similar HERE


13. Ralph Lauren Black Label Purple Buchanan Cotton Cable Sweater

A slim fit 100% cashmere knit with Ralph Lauren’s signature cable columns, this cozy and pretty purple pullover was spotted on the princess for country walks in Scotland and shopping trips to Tesco in Angelsey, Wales.


14. Ralph Lauren Collection Black Suede High Heel Boots

A staple in Princess Kate’s boot wardrobe, these three inch heeled knee highs have been worn by the princess on 10 different occasions since their debut for a Christmas party in 2018. Frequently paired with printed dresses, pleated skirts and structured coats, Kate covets these $1100 statement boots for elevating her working engagement ensembles from minimal to modern. Past season/Similar HERE


15. Ralph Lauren Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Tan

A simple and semi-fitted cool camel sweater, this stylish crewneck is the perfect layering piece. Thus far, Kate has worn the Italian crewneck sweater on just one occasion with a red tweed blazer from Zara for a visit to Orchards Centre in September 2023.


16. Ralph Lauren Austin Houndstooth Dress

The princess wore this black and white houndstooth shirtdress for just a single outing on an engagement at the Anna Freud centre in September 2015. The silk dress is designed with a fit-and-flare silhouette and waist accenting patent black belt.


17. Ralph Lauren Tori Breton Striped Top

Worn on and off royal duty, Princess Kate embraced nautical theme dressing when she donned this striped top for a royal outing in October 2013. She paired the horizontal navy blue shirt with J. Brand 811 skinny jeans and her Smythe Duchess one-button blazer. The frugal fashionista was also spotted in the shirt for grocery shopping in Anglesey in August 2013 and a family vacation to Mustique in February 2014.


18. Ralph Lauren Chiffon Ruffle Top

Kate once again wore her navy Smythe Duchess Blazer paired with this short sleeve shirt featuring a ruffled panel at the front for a Canadian tour stop in Alberta in July 2011.


19. Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Sweater in Black

In Portsmouth in May 2016, the princess paired black skinny jeans with this cable knit sweater from her favorite American brand. She also donned black Adidas sneakers with teal laces.


20. Polo Ralph Lauren Crocodile Stamped Leather Belt

The princess has been spotted on three occasions in this croc embossed black belt — she frequently wears the thick waist cinching accessory with midi skirts and sweater dresses. Similar HERE


Bonus: Ralph Lauren Navy Sweater

Though unconfirmed, it’s possible Kate’s preppy navy sweater with a thin cable design  was also from the iconic American sportswear label.