Não é segredo que lots of thought goes into the British royal family’s style choices, but what part does color play?
Kate Middleton acted as host on Thursday evening for her second annual Christmas carol concert na Abadia de Westminster. The Princess of Wales, 40, wore a bespoke burgundy coat dress by Epinone London — a shade that proved to be popular with other guests at the event as well. In addition to matching with daughter Princesa charlotte, the royal sported a similar shade to sister Pippa Matthews and Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall.
Príncipe William and Mike Tindall appeared to match their wives, both wearing ties to match.
rainha Elizabeth‘s trusted aide and friend Angela Kelly wrote about how the royal family approaches colors in her book, The Other Side Of The Coin: A rainha, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. Kelly said that when the late monarch needed an evening dress, she would lay out sketches for the Queen to pick from.
“Once Her Majesty has chosen her dress for dinner, a handwritten notice is pinned up in the Dressers’ Corridor detailing what she will be wearing, so that The Queen’s ladies’ maids can select an appropriate dress for the lady they are looking after,” ela escreveu. “When it comes to the Royal Family, it doesn’t matter if they wear the same colour as The Queen because they are family, and sometimes the ladies will wear cocktail dresses even though The Queen might be wearing a long one.”
Ela continuou, “Other guests, no entanto, feel they shouldn’t be in the same colour as Her Majesty, although The Queen would not mind if this did happen.”
No documentário A rainha em 90, the Queen’s daughter-in-law Sophie, Countess of Wessex said: “Ela precisa se destacar para que as pessoas possam dizer 'Eu vi a Rainha.’ Não se esqueça disso quando ela aparecer em algum lugar, as multidões são duas, três, quatro, 10, 15 profundo, e alguém quer poder dizer que viu um pouco do chapéu da Rainha quando ela passou.”
Kate’s Christmas concert wasn’t the first time the royals have color-coordinated their ensembles. At June’s Trooping the Colour, the annual celebration of the monarch’s birthday, the royal women mainly stuck to blue hues. St. Patrick’s blue is a nod to the original symbolic color of Ireland which can also be representative of sovereignty.
rainha Elizabeth wore a light blue ensemble embellished with pearl and diamante trim by Kelly with one of her signature wide-brimmed hats that perfectly coordinated with her dress.
Following the Queen’s blue attire, Camilla styled a blue striped dress by Bruce Oldfield with a hat by Philip Treacy, while Kate opted for a white dress and a white and blue Philip Treacy hat, while her three children coordinated in blue.
No Príncipe harry e Meghan Markle'S 2018 Casamento, green was the color of the day. Not only were their official portraits taken in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, but it was the shade sported by rainha Elizabeth, mother of the bride Doria Ragland and Pippa.
It’s not surprising to see the royals coordinate for family portraits either, like Kate and Príncipe William‘s most recent Christmas card photo or the snaps taken to celebrate King Charles’ 70th birthday in 2018 — both of which when with white and blue themes.
In the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new Netflix show atormentar & Meghan, she shared the thought that went into choosing her outfit colors as a member of the royal family.
“Most of the time that I was in the U.K., I rarely wore color. There was thought in that,” ela disse. “To my understanding, you could never wear the same color as Her Majesty [rainha Elizabeth] if there’s a group event, but then you also shouldn’t be wearing the same color as one of the other more senior members of the family.”
“Então eu era como, 'Nós vamos, what’s a color that they’ll probably never wear?’ Camelo, beige, Branco,” ela continuou, as photos flashed of her in a tan wrap coat during her first Sandringham Christmas. “So I wore a lot of muted tones, but it was also so I could just blend in. I’m not trying to stand out here. There was no version of me joining this family and me not doing everything I could to fit in. I don’t want to embarrass the family.”
But during the couple’s last week of royal engagements in 2020, Meghan said in the docuseries that she wanted to “look like a rainbow,” sporting bold colors like green, red and blue.
“It was our opportunity to go out with a bang, para ser honesto,” Harry disse.