Kate Middleton hires new fashion advisor to keep up with Meghan Markle's style
Ever since the Royal family welcomed the new Duchess, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton has upped her fashion game.
It has been reported that the Duchess of Cambridge has secretly hired a talented stylist who has been advising her on her wardrobe. Her new adviser is Virginia Chadwyck-Healey, an aristocratic 36-year-old former editor of Vogue magazine.
Nicknamed Ginnie, she is an old friend of Prince William and Kate, and attended their wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011. "Ginnie is Catherine’s secret weapon," a royal source told Daily Mail. "She has made a big difference to the Duchess’s wardrobe for public engagements and has helped give her a whole new sense of confidence. Catherine has been really impressed and is very grateful for her help."
Ginnie is the daughter of the 3rd Lord Strathalmond and has two daughters, four-year-old Nancy, and two-year-old Maggie, with her Old Etonian husband, Oliver Chadwyck-Healey.
Ginnie and Ollie were at St Andrews University with William and Kate, and both women studied history of art. The fashion journalist left Vogue in 2018 after 12 years of service there and wrote about her time at the royal wedding of 2011.
After donning an Emilia Wickstead watermelon pink skirt and a bubblegum pink trapeze-sleeve silk top, she said: "To my great surprise, I found myself included in the fashion reviews as one of the 'best-dressed wedding guests'."
She added, "Royal protocol had to come first, but I wanted to feel like I had an identity amid the sea of celebrities, friends, military personnel, foreign members of state and, of course, the Royal Family. But, to my mother’s horror, I didn’t wear tights."
Meghan Markle's own secret weapon stylist is her close friend Jessica Mulroney. Mulroney and Megha share a close bond and have even vacationed together.
Speaking about her relationship with the Duchess in a recent Harper’s Bazaar interview, Mulroney said: "This is the first interview that I’ve done since the wedding or anything. Listen, every person has to have a bit of privacy in their life. There are certain things I hold very dear and secret."