The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stepped up their appearances in recent months in light of the ongoing lockdown and the departure of the Sussexes from the royal front line. Focusing on her favorite hobby of photography, Kate started the ‘Hold Still’ community project earlier this year, where she helped experts choose the top 100 portraits that represented the UK in the height of the decade. pandemic. As an amateur photographer herself and patron of the National Portrait Gallery, it came as no surprise to royal watchers when she then revealed that she would announce the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition this week. .
This ensemble was a stark contrast to her usually colorful outfit, and the Duchess was rarely seen dressed completely in black – unlike her sister-in-law.
In 2018, Cosmopolitan pointed out, “While Kate, following the Queen’s favorite styles, likes to color her looks in a range of hues from yellow to pink, blue to red, Meghan has a much more understated wardrobe.
Black is rarely worn by members of the royal family as it is considered too dark for a daytime event and a color associated with mourning.
The royals can all be seen in black for occasions such as the annual Remembrance Day service, and very occasionally they don the dark color for evening events.
All royals also wear black attire when they are on tour, just in case a tragedy occurs while they are away from home.
The Queen makes sure she always wears a vibrant color so that she stands out from the crowd.
However, Meghan has never been afraid to wear black.
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Speaking in 2018, color psychologist Karen Haller told Fabulous Online that there could be a specific reason for this.
She said, “While black has many different traits, looking at these specific events that she has witnessed, they all have one thing in common.
“The occasions where she chooses to wear black suggest that she isn’t trying to be the center of attention.
“She’s okay with being in the background.
“Black is her way of distracting attention from herself and the causes she supports – putting them in the spotlight. ”
However, during her last royal engagements in March, Meghan stepped out of her comfort zone and opted to wear vibrant colors – meaning all eyes were on her and her colorful ensembles.
In the past, Kate has also worn black tights during her daytime engagements, despite royal guidelines suggesting that women only wear skin-colored tights.
It should be noted that while there are many palace guidelines on what members of the Royal Family should wear, they would still be free to choose their own outfit only if it is appropriate for the event.