Kate Middleton's Jewellery Set Is Actually a Sweet Tribute to Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte is following in her mother's stylish footsteps as she attended the Commonwealth Games on 2 Aug with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The 7-year-old was spotted in the crowd wearing a black-and-white-striped fit-and-flare dress complete with a white Peter Pan collar as she sat watching the swimming heats at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham. Wearing her Breton stripes with La Coqueta white sandals and her hair in pigtails, she looked every inch a cheeky princess. This marks the first time the princess has joined her parents without her brothers, and she certainly dressed for the occasion. Her £44 Rachel Riley frock perfectly complemented her mum's monochrome outfit.
Kate Middleton wore a chic £1,945 white Alexander McQueen suit, which she first wore during the Caribbean tour earlier this year. She wore this over a tight-fitting white top, with Mappin & Webb white-gold earrings and a matching necklace from the brand. The jewellery set has special significance, as she wore to Charlotte's christening in 2015. Perhaps she repeated it to commemorate the milestone of her daughter's solo appearance at the games. Middleton's hair was styled into soft waves, and she had a sweep of black eyeliner.
Princess Charlotte was seen pulling a series of animated facial expressions while she watched the sporting event, reminiscent of the excitable expressions demonstrated by her brothers: Prince George, 9, at Wimbledon and Prince Louis, 4, at the Platinum Jubilee.
The Commonwealth Games mark the second event this week that has seen Princess Charlotte show she's a sports fan. She filmed a video with dad Prince William in support of the Lionesses, wishing the England team good luck before the Euro final on Sunday, 31 July. In that clip, she wore a navy and white polka-dot dress in further proof that she is channelling her mum, who we know has a penchant for polka dots, too.
See all the adorable photos of the matching royal mum and daughter ahead.