Women's Fashion

Kate and Pippa Both Wore This Powerful Colour to the Same Event

As far as fashion-related royal protocols go, many of us are now acutely aware of the rule around wearing the same colour. It is important to not be dressed in the same hue as someone else more senior in the family, and it’s why Meghan Markle explains in the Netflix documentary, Meghan & Harry, that it was the reason behind her ultra-neutral wardrobe in the early stages of her duties—it was rare that the Queen would be seen in tones such as beige or camel, so it was a safe palette for her to play with.

Which is why it’s incredibly interesting to see not one, not two but three members of the royal family wearing a very precise shade of burgundy at last night’s ‘Together at Christmas’ carol service in Westminster Abbey. Actually, let’s make that four, because Princess Charlotte of Wales also had a coat to match. The Princess of Wales led the burgundy brigade with an elegant mid-length coat-dress believe to be from Eponine London—in silhouette and finish it was incredibly similar to a cobalt blue style she wore to COP26 last year, according to Kate Middleton fashion oracle, What Kate Wore. True to form she opted in for matching oxblood suede pumps (Gianvitto Rossi, naturally), Aspinal of London clutch and even a pair of burgundy gloves. Even her Accessorize earrings featured drop gems in dark ruby tones.