Did you see that most recent photograph of Princess Charlotte? At the Queen’s birthday celebration, otherwise known as the Trooping the Colour, Kate Middleton stunned in a peony-pink Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton dress. But, while her hat may have been dyed an uncannily similar hue, it was another complementary pop of pink that truly made her look. That same day, two-year-old Princess Charlotte appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in a pale-pink smock dress. The mother-daughter duo waved to the crowd, as thousands of cameras clicked away.
This, however, was far from the first time that the Duchess of Cambridge and her younger child have struck a harmonious sartorial chord. On their second public appearance together, at Charlotte’s christening, both wore white ensembles. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Canada on an official state visit with both of their children, Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte descended from the plane in blue dresses and matching accessories. (In Kate’s case, this meant sapphire earrings. In Charlotte’s case, it meant a bow-shaped barrette.) But the main takeaway of all this is less about mini-me fashion and more about the Duchess’s behaviour. Undoubtedly Kensington Palace understands how a little mommy-and-me twinning naturally appeals to those with their eyes fixated on the British royal family’s every move. Perhaps then, all this twinning is greater evidence of savvy optics than of two individuals’ natural tastes. Either way, we aren’t complaining. Their matchy-matchy looks are absolutely adorable.