Kate Middleton news: Real reason for royal wearing £790 blouse back to front revealed?


As a member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton often sports bespoke outfits made specifically for her to wear at royal engagements. However, on Tuesday, it seems the 37-year-old decided to make her own mark on a ready-to-wear designer item. It came as the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a look worth more than £1,610. She sported a lilac Pussy-bow silk-crepe blouse by Gucci, which is currently selling for £790 on Net-a-porter.

On the website, the model can be seen wearing the garment with a short bow draping from her neckline.

And, in another image, she has turned away from the camera to highlight the reverse.

Here, a series of seven buttons can be seen spanning the length of the back of the top.

The versatile look can be worn with the bow untied or with a looser knot, as the Net-a-Porter models demonstrate.

However, it seems that Kate may have been keen to put her own stamp on the blouse – having put it on the other way round and fastening the buttons at her front.

Another difference in the royal’s aesthetic to the model is that the bow featured longer strips of fabric, likely because the top was worn the other way around.

It’s not immediately clear as to whether Kate’s unexpected look was a deliberate effort or not.

Stylist and image consultant Victoria Hamilton revealed that this may have been accident, however it’s likely that it was a deliberate move made by the royal and her style team.

She exclusively told Express.co.uk: “The Duchess of Cambridge’s choice to restyle the perfectly toned purple Gucci blouse could well have been an honest mistake.

“I say honest as it makes sense to have buttons down the front of a blouse, also when you look closer the line of the blouse doesn’t sit as perfect as you would think it should, especially when the blouse is a high end designer.”

Victoria went on to address rumours that there may have been changes in Kate’s style team, which could have resulted in the switch-up of how the top was worn.

She said: “However Kate is smart and knows her own personal style, that coupled with rumours circulating the royal has a new stylist I think this may have been a bolder move to show that fashion and style is what you make of it.

“Choosing to wear the Gucci blouse the “wrong” way actually looks fabulous on Kate!”

Kate teamed the blouse with a pair of wide-legged black trousers which are from Jigsaw, which sell for £310.

The Duchess also carried a Mayfair handbag by Aspinal.

The designer accessory costs £495.

She also sported a pair of black pointed shoes.

Finishing off her look, she added a pair of Links of London drop earrings – which cost £325.

Hours later, Kate was spotted stepping out in a moderated version of a dress she wore to the 2017 BAFTAs.

She was attending an event at the National Portrait Gallery at the time.

Kate wore her Alexander McQueen dress which is the Tiered Violet Jacquard Dress from the Fall 2016 collection.

The sold-out garment, listed on resale sit Lyst for $ 4,659.00 (around £3,567.86), had cap sleeves rather than its previous off-the-shoulder cut.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

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