Thrust into the global spotlight on her engagement to Prince William, Kate Middleton chose to wear a sapphire blue wrap dress by London-based label Issa, which promptly sold out. It was the first step in Kate's evolution to become the modern royal style icon she is today.
In the decade since, Kate has become the Duchess of Cambridge, a future Queen and a mother of three. Her outfits range from high street to haute couture, with women worldwide fascinated by her style and eager to copy it. The Duchess has used her clothing to make diplomatic gestures, to send messages of solidarity, and to show respect. One day, her wardrobe underscores her status as a senior royal; the next it's all about being just like any 30-something Mum. But, thanks to an explosion of 24/7 news coverage and social media, her choices are analysed more closely than those of any royal before. In this book, Bethan Holt marks the tenth anniversary of Kate’s royal life by taking readers on a highly illustrated journey through the Duchess’s style evolution.
About the Author
Bethan Holt is the fashion news and features director at The Telegraph and writing about royal style is her professional obsession. Bethan has appeared on the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV talking about royal fashion and was shortlisted for Fashion Journalist of the Year at the 2018 and 2019 Press Awards. Bethan lives in London, UK.
Will thrill any royal fans - People.com
With meticulous research, The Duchess of Cambridge both documents Kate’s style and unearths the behind-the-scenes stories of how it all came together - vanityfair.com
Fashion and royal lovers are going to love this book and how they can go back in time to see the Duchess’s fashion from her pre-engagement days to now, where her role as a senior member of the Royal Family has put her at the forefront - Royalcentral.co.uk