Did Princess Charlotte Just Copy Kate Middleton’s Favourite Style Trick?

It involves polka dots.

Princess Charlotte Kate Middleton

by Natalie Hammond |

When your mum is Kate Middleton - and your great grandmother is the Queen - you've probably got more choice than most when it comes to family heirlooms of a fashion nature. But while she's waiting to raid the Crown Jewels, Princess Charlotte has been busy talking a leaf out of her mum's style playbook.

Ahead of the women's football final last night, Princess Charlotte sent a good luck message to the Lionesses. Sitting next to her dad, she wore a polka dot tee from Losan, a childrenswear brand based in Spain. Its pattern and colour palette immediately reminded us of a certain someone's dress at Wimbledon. Kate watched the men's singles final wearing a polka dot dress from Alessandra Rich, which must have been the inspiration behind Princess Charlotte's T-shirt.

Princess Charlotte Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton at Wimbledon ©Getty

Middleton, after all, is the official patron of polka dots. She has several spotted dresses by Alessandra Rich - and always chooses to wear them for special occasions. Could spots be some sort of lucky charm? Maybe, maybe not, but they worked for the Lionesses.


SEE: The Royal Wardrobes Of Prince George, Princess Charlotte And Prince Louis

Princess Charlotte in Amaia Kids
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Amaia Kids is quickly becoming a favourite with Princess Charlotte. For the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Charlotte wore a co-ordinating summer dress and coat.

Amaia Kids, Razorbil Summer Coat, £140
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Princess Charlotte in Amaia Kids
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Does this come in grown-up size? Asking for a friend...

Amaia Kids, Bristol Dress Yellow Print, £105
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Princess Charlotte in Boden
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Princess Charlotte wore a Boden striped tee while baking with mum Kate (who wore a Brora gingham blouse that you can shop here).

Boden, Charlie Pom Jersey T-shirt, £17
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Princess Charlotte in Next, Prince George & Prince Louis in Sfera
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Following a much-needed outfit change during baking (we've all been there), Princess Charlotte swapped the stripes for a pink polo shirt from Next. Prince Louis and Prince George, meanwhile, twinned in matching navy polo shirts by Sfera.

Next, 3 Pack Polo Tops (3mths-7yrs), From £15
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Sfera, Boys' Basic Polo Shirt, £6.17
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Princess Charlotte in Souza
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For the Platinum Party at the Palace, Princess Charlotte picked out a red sequinned dress by Souza (complete with matching cape that has sadly sold out now).

Souza, Scarlet Dress, £34.12
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Princess Charlotte in Patachou
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The young princess wore a £77 floaty cornflower blue frock from Portuguese children's brand Patachou for Trooping the Colour. Sadly, it's sold out but you can shop similar below.

Patachou, Girls Blue Chiffon Dress, £75
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Prince George in Trotters
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Prince George visited Wales together with Princess Charlotte and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - the first official visit to Wales for the children, and looked just like his father in a navy blazer and blue checked shirt by Trotters.

Trotters, Thomas Brown Blue Gingham Oliver Shirt, £45
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Princess Charlotte in Confiture
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Although you can't exactly tell what she's wearing underneath that coat from Amaia Kids, eagle-eyed fans believe it's a blossom-printed dress from Confiture (keep scrolling for the coat).

Confiture, Summer Blue Floral Mabel Jersey Dress, WAS £48 NOW £29
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Princess Charlotte in Amaia Kids
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While co-ordinating with the rest of the family, Princess Charlotte wore this adorable navy pea coat layered over her tartan dress for Prince Philip's memorial service.

Amaia Kids, Razorbil Navy Coat, £140
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Il Porticciolo, Smock Dress - Green Tartan, WAS £120 NOW £50
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Prince George in Next
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Channelling his father, Prince George wore a super smart navy suit with a co-ordinating polka dot tie.

Next, Navy Blue/White Dot Bow Tie (1-16yrs), £8
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Princess Charlotte in Rachel Riley
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The perfect dress for Easter, Princess Charlotte matched her mum in this duck egg blue number from Rachel Riley.

Rachel Riley, Forget Me Not Smocked Dress, £119
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Princess Charlotte in Penelope Chilvers
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CREDIT: @kensingtonroyal

For 2020's Christmas card, Princess Charlotte wore a mini-me version of mum's favourite outdoor boots, a knee-high leather pair from Penelope Chilvers.

Penelope Chilvers, Mini Tassel Boot, £259
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Princess Charlotte in John Lewis & Partners
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CREDIT: Duchess of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte wore a high street hit - this time a sweet dungaree set by John Lewis & Partners - for a photo released ahead of the Duke of Cambridge's birthday in June 2020.

John Lewis, Mini Boden Baby Fun Rainbow Short Denim Dungarees, £32
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Princess Charlotte in Amaia Kids
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Amaia Kids - a childrenswear brand that's designed in London and made in Spain - is a favourite with the Cambridges. Princess Charlotte wore one of its forest green double-breasted coats to a Christmas Day service.

Prince Louis in Ancar
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For Trooping the Colour in 2019, Prince Louis wore an outfit that onlookers might have recognised. The blue shorts and smocked blouse were a recreation of what his uncle, Prince Harry, wore to 1986's Trooping the Colour. Bless.

Ancar, Ivory & Blue Buster Suit, £48
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Princess Charlotte in Little Alice London
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To visit baby brother Prince Louis at the Lindo Wing, Princess Charlotte was dressed in a duck egg blue dress from Little Alice London.

Little Alice London, Windflower Smocked Dress, £58
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Pepa & Co
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As pageboy and flower girl at Pippa Middleton's wedding in 2017, Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore bespoke outfits by London-based childrenswear label Pepa & Co.

Pepa & Co, Flower Girl Dress With Pink Sash, £280
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Prince George in Amaia Kids
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CREDIT: Chris Jackson

To celebrate his fourth birthday, Prince George was photographed looking decidedly grown up in a blue-and-white shirt from Amaia Kids.

Prince George in My 1st Years
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The meeting between Prince George and President Obama was probably the biggest 'ahhh' moment, well, ever. The sleepy little prince, no doubt bemused before bedtime, wore a white dressing gown by My 1st Years.

Prince George in Rachel Riley
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He might wear fleeces and camouflage now, but Prince George had an old-fashioned phase like most toddlers. This outfit, worn for his sister's christening, is from Rachel Riley.

Rachel Riley, Smocked Set, £89
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