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State & Ceremonial

The Duchess of Cambridge’s stylist receives an honour from Prince William at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge’s stylist and personal assistant, Natasha Archer, has been to Buckingham Palace to receive an honour from Prince William.

Natasha, who has worked for Catherine for over six years, was awarded as a member of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2019 New Year Honours List.

The Royal Victorian Order is awarded to individuals who have personally served the monarch with distinction.

It was created in April 1896 by Queen Victoria, who wished to formally recognise those who had personally served her.

Natasha is currently on maternity leave, having given birth to a son in late December.

Although the Order is usually given to staff upon them leaving their posts, Kensington Palace confirmed that she would be returning from maternity leave.

Natasha advises the Duchess of Cambridge on matters of fashion and is credited with the famous blue and white dress Catherine wore when exiting the Lindo Wing after Prince George’s birth.

She is also her stylist, deciding on outfits, jewellery and other accessories for appearances and tours.

According to The Sun, Natasha attended Uppingham Boarding School before reading Hispanic Studies at King’s College London. Natasha can usually be seen carrying makeup cases, bags and other fashion accessories needed by the Duchess.

Click here to read more about the Royal Victorian Order.