Little Princess Charlotte has already developed a “style” that many of us work for our entire lives to achieve. At just three-years-old, the young lady has mastered the art of pairing frilly frocks with Mary Janes. That’s great and all, but what’s happening here? Is someone grooming her to be the future ruler of the GapKids kingdom? Is she allowed to wear pants? Is she the Palace’s full-time Polly Pocket? We need answers.
According to those in the know, Charlotte’s mom Kate Middleton intentionally chooses these types of outfits for her daughter, because she wants her baby girl to look timeless. “They have chosen a very traditional look and are a traditional family,” Rachel Riley, a designer who has dressed Prince George on several occasions, told The Telegraph. “We have been doing very similar things for 18 years in that our collection is classic.”
Riley says the reason she designs the clothes that she does it because you can’t “really date a specific photo or put them in something that seems out of date.” She says she believes Will and Kate are going to for a “classic and timeless” look with their children.
Royal expert and Royal Musings blog founder Marlene Koenig explains to Harpers Bazaar that, “If you look at photos of young royal girls – from Princess Anne to Charlotte, you will notice that they tend to wear smocked dresses as little girls when they are in public with their parents.” She says that a “clean, traditional look” is important for Royals, especially for outings.
And while Charlotte isn’t technically banned from wearing pants, just like Meghan Markle or her mom Kate, there’s a high likelihood the public will only ever see her wearing dresses because, “If the Duchess is in a dress in public and Charlotte is with her, most likely Charlotte, at this age, will be in a dress – also in formal portraits, or on the balcony for the Trooping of the Colour,” said Koenig, adding:
I expect that when the kids are at home, playing in the nursery or in the backyard, they are wearing more casual clothes.
In fact, Charlotte has been snapped wearing shorts, so it’s not that big of a deal.