Duchess of Cambridge crowned number one royal fashion icon – beating Meghan Markle

According to a research done by the fashion school Fashion Retail Academy in London,
47.8% of people surveyed favoured the Duchess of Cambridge’s style, as opposed to the 20.1% who voted for her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle.
The publication stated Middleton “proved popular across a spread of age demographics.”

Kate has been in the spotlight since November 2010, when her engagement with Prince William was announced. And since then, her style remains the favourite of the British public, even more than that of the newer addition to the Royal Family, the Duchess of Sussex.

Lee Lucas, The principal and CEO of the Fashion Retail Academy said, “By embracing the fashion world and Princess Diana’s often daring style, Kate has learned how to balance trends with tradition, and it’s nice to see that she is keeping tradition alive.”

In the 18-24 years old age group, 50.67% people voted for Middleton as the royal with the best style, while 37.22% picked Markle. Middleton was also found to be favoured by the 55+ age group, compared to Markle who scored 9.07% of the vote in that age group.

“Meghan may have commanded more column inches recently but it is Kate who has emerged as the royal leading the fashion stakes by a country mile,” Lucas said.
“In addition to well-known designers, both duchesses have been seen wearing high street names such as Zara, Topshop, and Marks & Spencer, which immediately makes them more relatable to the British public and their fashion choices more accessible.”
The Queen was considered as the third most influential royal fashion icon.

Accoridng to Tatler, who published the survey, one in ten of those surveyed chose her as the favourite.

Recently, Markle and her husband announced their stepping down from the royal duties after Markle received extreme scrutiny in the British press, which was sometimes racially charged.

As for the men, Prince Harry beat his brother overall, scoring 14% of the vote while Prince William was voted for by 11% of respondents.

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