Just a few days after the fabulous four—Prince William (Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) were photographed looking respectively chic and dapper at a Remembrance Day service, we’ve been spoilt with another royal treat. This time, a pair of never-before-seen portraits of the entire family complete with our favourite mini royals, George, Charlotte and Louis.
Taken in celebration of Prince Charles’s 70th birthday party, the two shots feature the same family setup, only one is more primed and polished, while the other is adorably relaxed. Admittedly, it took as a few moments to gather ourselves after cooing over the tots, but when we did, something else caught our attention.
Although stood behind her father-in-law, enough of Kate Middleton’s gorgeous (and now inevitably sold-out) navy polka-dot dress was visible for us to realise that we have, in fact, seen it before.
From the off, we could tell it was a piece from Brit designer Alessandra Rich. We’d recognize her ’80s-inspired items anywhere. But we knew Kate Middleton wasn’t the only celebrity to fall for this collared beauty.
It also proved to be a hit in May when Meghan Markle’s former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer chose the very same dress to see Meghan wed Prince Harry in May. Who knows? Maybe she and Kate exchanged style notes post-ceremony.
As anticipated, the £1750 dress has now completely sold out, but there’s still lots of Alessandra Rich dresses to be had. Keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite frocks from the designer, which now come with royal style bragging rights as standard…
Kate’s collared version may be sold out, but this short-sleeved iteration is the perfect homage.
It comes in chic cream, too.
Clash this red hue with hot-pink accessories.
Just add burgundy knee-high boots and a timeless camel coat.
Hello, party season.
The bow detail only ups the ’80s ante.
Calling all brides-to-be.
The heart detailing is an Alessandra Rich signature.
Our love affair with leopard print just got more intense thanks to this dress.
Another little black dress to add to our Christmas wish list.
With a dress this chic, it’s only a matter of time before Kate, the queen of re-wearing clothes, gives it a second outing…