Kate Middleton was dignified and composed when she arrived at the castle alone

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Kate Middleton is ready to enter the family: Duchess of Cambridge was dignified and composed when she arrived at the castle alone and chose an outfit that was ‘elegant but not over the top’, fashion experts reveal

  • Kate Middleton was ‘consciously styled’ to mourn the death of the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Draped Chic Black Catherine Walker Jacket Dress over £ 1,605 Roland Mouret Dress
  • Duchess of Cambridge collaborated with Her Majesty’s Japanese pearl choker

The Duchess of Cambridge was the epitome of elegance as she stepped out to mourn the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Kate Middleton, 39, wore a chic black ensemble complete with the Queen’s pearl choker, from Her Majesty’s personal collection, to the poignant service in Windsor yesterday afternoon.

The Royal Family wore a £ 1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline, a garment she’d previously worn at the 2018 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, with a black face cover and a velvet Philip Treacy pillbox.

Exclusive to celebrity stylist FEMAIL Rachel Gold said the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfit choice perfectly reflected her ‘elegance and dedication to being a grounded person’ – adding that the look is also a sign of her ‘fitness and dedication to the royal family’.

The Duchess of Cambridge was the epitome of grace when she stepped out yesterday afternoon to mourn the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.

The Duchess of Cambridge was the epitome of grace when she stepped out yesterday afternoon to mourn the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.

The Royal wore a chic black ensemble, complete with the Queen's pearl choker, from Her Majesty's personal collection and matching earrings

The Royal wore a chic black ensemble, complete with the Queen’s pearl choker, from Her Majesty’s personal collection and matching earrings

Meanwhile, stylist Rochelle White agreed that the mother of three appeared to be ‘consciously styled’, and that being seen in Her Majesty’s jewels could be a subtle sign that Kate is ‘standing up’ to support the royal family.

“Kate’s outfit for Prince Philip’s funeral was sleek, stylish and elegant,” Rochelle explained. “The necklace was from the Queen’s personal collection and I think this may be a subtle sign that Kate will perform to support William and the royals.”

The stylist continued: ‘She has always had an elegant and classy look in her fashion style, but I think it could be more important than any other look.

“I don’t think Kate’s gaze was exaggerated. I think it suited the occasion, but it was also striking. I feel like her outfits are consciously styled to say something without actually saying anything. ‘

She paired her outfit with the Japanese pearl choker necklace and the Bahrain Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings, which were also from Her Majesty's private collection.

She paired her outfit with the Japanese pearl choker necklace and the Bahrain Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings, which were also from Her Majesty’s private collection.

Rachel added that wearing the Queen’s jewels shows “just how fit, appropriate, stylish and self-contained the Duchess is.”

She commented, ‘How fitting that Kate Middleton should wear a beautifully made Catherine Walker coat dress. The company proudly maintains its position as a leading British couture house.

“The length of the jacket was perfect, as were the elegant pointed pumps, the dark tights and the beautiful gold clutch and gloves.”

The stylist went on to say that the Duchess’s choice of beautifully groomed nails without color “meant dignity and purity.”

‘We also wear a recycled Philip Traece Fascinator, again reminding us of the understated elegance and dedication to being a grounded person and a beloved woman of the people,’ Rachel continued.

“Time and again we see how perfectly composed and dignified the Duchess of Cambridge is and how her choice of elegant sophistication demonstrates her fitness and devotion to the royal family.”

The Royal Family wore a £ 1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline, a garment they'd previously worn at the 2018 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

The Royal Family wore a £ 1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline, a garment they had previously worn at the 2018 Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

In the coming months, we can be sure that Kate Middleton will represent the Royal Family with the utmost in decorum and style.

“Wearing a mix of feminine and stylish designers from both High End to High Street Kate shows us the accessible fashion and is never shy about wearing outfits again.”

Meanwhile, famed hairstylist James Johnson revealed that the Duchess’s haircut was positioned in a ‘sophisticated’ case to create an understated and dignified look in honor of the late royal family.

“Kate’s hair was beautifully styled for the funeral, with the understated style keeping the look formal and feminine,” he noted.

Her polished appearance showed her elegant style, finely positioned to honor the Duke’s sad passing. She becomes the best role model and an icon who will be an excellent queen for years to come. ‘

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