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Camilla eschews the popular style the late queen was ‘not a fan’ of – but Kate loves it

The royal family has access to some of the most incredible clothes in the world, but each royal tends to have their own style. Personal stylist and image coach Melissa Lund explained exclusively to why Queen Camilla refuses to wear trousers.

Queen Camilla had previously avoided getting her ears pierced, telling Vogue that “nothing” was going to pierce her ears.

However, she seems to be just as particular about a popular item of clothing.

According to Melissa, the Queen Consort almost never goes out in pants, much like the late Queen Elizabeth II – but why?

The expert said: “I don’t think the royals really follow the trends, although the younger members of the royal family (and I count the Princess of Wales in that group) try to look fashionable. fashion.

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“They seem keen on creating a signature style though.”

While Kate’s signature style is the fitted cut, and the Queen paired bold hats and coats, Camilla is definitely a fan of a coat dress.

One item Camilla seems to shy away from is pants – but why is that?

Melissa said: “I don’t know if it’s because she thinks she doesn’t look good in them or she thinks they’re not appropriate.


“The late Queen was not a fan of women in trousers and although it was not a rule as such, it was certainly her preference that women in the Royal Family did not wear them.”

In her 70-year reign, the Queen has been spotted wearing trousers less than 10 times, so it’s possible it rubbed off on Camilla.

However, “Meghan and Kate both ignored that advice,” Melissa said.

She continued, “Kate Middleton is a big fan of pants, even though she’s only just transitioned from skinny styles to more fashionable high-waisted, wide-leg styles.”

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But Melissa thinks Camilla could wear pants if she wanted to – as long as it was a specific style.

The expert explained, “A slim (but not skinny) fit style would look great under the coat dresses she loves.

“This look is very Armani – chic, understated and age appropriate. It would be a great option for her and would update her look.

“She actually tried this look before at a Gurkha reception at Edinburgh Palace in November 2017.”

Camilla gave a nod to the style with an emerald ensemble at a reception to celebrate the British Asian Trust earlier this year.

However, overall, she rather overlooked the look and could “do it more often,” Melissa suggested.

Another trouser style that Camilla would flatter, according to the expert, is a fitted trouser suit and a silk top underneath.

To keep things “contemporary” alongside this classic style, the royal could accessorize with a pair of high heels and a clutch.

However, wide legs and high waisted pants might be a “step too far” for the queen consort.

Melissa explained that this might not work as best paired with “very high heels and a fitted top or jacket”.

“The goal is to have volume in one area of ​​the body – i.e. the lower half – and not in the other half. Volume in both halves doesn’t work on anyone!”

Hazel J. Edmonds

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