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Review: A Decade of Modern Royal Style


There’s a new book marking the Duchess of Cambridge’s ten years in the Royal Family that focuses on her fashion over the past decade. Containing almost 200 photos, The Duchess of Cambridge A Decade of Modern Royal Style by Bethan Holt takes the reader on a journey of her royal style.

The book covers the Duchess style triumphs and some of her not so popular looks, and it features insight from some of the designers who have designed the clothes that Kate wears and who have benefited from “the Kate Effect.” There’s also an explanation on how her wardrobe is funded in the chapter “Regal Glamour”.

Overall, it is a really good book. There is one chapter dedicated to how Kate channels Diana in her fashion, and I feel like comparisons to Diana put Kate (and Meghan) in an awkward position. Diana was beloved and is dearly missed by her sons, but I don’t think the Duchess purposely picks out an outfit to channel Diana.

Fashion and royal lovers are going to love this book and how they can go back in time to see the Duchess’s fashion from her pre-engagement days to now where her role as a senior member of the Royal Family has put her at the forefront.

Royal Central covers the fashion choices of the royal ladies, and you have chosen some of your favourite outfits of Kate’s – which feature in this book. The Duchess of Cambridge A Decade of Modern Royal Style is a great way to see so much of the Duchess’s style and the staples in her closet in one place.

The book, published by Ryland Peters & Small, will be available on 9 February and can be purchased on Amazon and other places where books are sold.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.