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Vogue Editor Anna Wintour calls Duchess of Sussex’s style ‘inspiring’

Famously hard to impress, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, 69, finds herself to be particularly fond of the Duchess of Sussex’s style.  Calling the former actress ‘an inspiration.’

Speaking at the 2019 Women in the World summit in New York, Wintour told former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown:

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“She’s really bringing modernity to the Royal Family in a way that is inspiring.”  Going on to add, “I think the image that I have in my mind… the Duchess of Sussex walking down the aisle by herself, that to me was representative of a modern woman.”

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“It’s probably an easier decision to wear the same thing every day and not have to be concerned.” She continued, “I’ve been thinking a lot about suits recently so… thank you to the Duchess of Sussex!”

The Duchess wasn’t the only royal praised by the famous editor, Wintour recalled her lunch with the late Diana, Princess of Wales which took place just six weeks before her death in August 1997.

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“She looked incredible first of all. That was the most important thing and she looked fantastic.” Wintour said. “I heard that she spent a lot of time deciding on what to wear to that particular lunch.”

“I think that the part of her popularity was that Princess Diana really was so good with the media and was so in tune with them and welcomed them rather than standing back. In a way, she was certainly the first person in the Royal Family to understand the benefits of that.”

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This isn’t the first time Wintour has talked about royal fashion. Earlier this year, the Vogue editor praised the Duchess of Sussex for the Givenchy gown that she wore when she married Prince Harry.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.