As a little girl, I wanted to be a princess more than anything else, and I highly doubt that I was the only one. How many girls secretly (or not-so-subtly) dreamt about their own Cinderella story—being swept off their feet, and landing as royalty?
I think that that’s why so many people are so captivated by Kate Middleton’s story. She grew up with working class and middle class roots, and now she’s officially known as Her Royal Highness, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British throne. It doesn’t get any closer to a fairytale than that, folks.
Aside from her “rags-to-riches” story (okay, not exactly rags, but you get the idea), Kate Middleton is a brunette beauty and an absolute class act with an impeccable sense of style, and she has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands across the globe—people want to be like her and dress like her. There is even something called the “Kate effect” to describe the huge impact that she has had on British and worldwide fashion trends.
In the past few days celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (marking 60 years as the British monarch), Kate has yet to disappoint. She wore two stunning Alexander McQueen dresses, one in a bright red ($1,847), and the other in a demure peach with lace. The former has been called out all over the Internet, as people recognized it to be the same dress worn by Kim Kardashian here, with a shorter skirt, snakeskin heels, and sans sleeves. In my opinion, Kate wore it with much more sophistication, and class—she flat out wore it better.
I can’t wait to see what the Duchess of Cambridge does next! Until then, all of us princess-dreamers will live vicariously through this Queen of Style.
By: Michelle C, Harvard
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