Regressive royal family fashion police stops Princess Charlotte from wearing trousers
Princess Charlotte may be the apple of Prince William and Kate's eye, but there's a reason she struts about in dresses and not trousers
Everytime that Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Britain's beloved couple Prince William and Kate Middleton, makes a public appearance, she is always seen strutting about in a beautiful frock, sometimes in solid hues and other times in floral ones.
However, given the fact that the princess has two brothers of her own, elder brother Prince George as well as her younger brother Prince Louis, it seems somewhat strange, as well as borderline sexist that the Princess is only seen in dresses instead of emerging in the public with shorts on. But now, a royal expert, in conversation with The Telegraph, has revealed the true reason behind Princess Charlotte's wardrobe choices.
Childrens wear designer Rachel Riley told the publication that Charlotte is only seen wearing dresses so that she never looks “out-of-date.” The designer has previously dressed Charlotte's elder brother George on a variety of occasions.
"If [the royal children] wear very simple things… it's timeless in that you can't really date a specific photo or put them in something that seems out of date,” she told The Telegraph. “They have chosen a very traditional look and are a traditional family.”
The royal expert also added later that the royal family, especially the members of Kensington Palace, i.e. the Cambridges, always prefer to dress their kids in a “timeless” look, rather than giving in to fashion trends and dressing up their children in attention-drawing clothing.
Said Riley: “The reason why I design clothes that way is because if they wear very simple things, it’s about the child, and it’s timeless in that you can’t really date a specific photo or put them in something that seems out of date. I think they are going for clothing that is classic and timeless, rather than clothes that draw attention to them.”
Little Charlotte has been known to win over the hearts of people with her confident nature whenever she is seen out and she has done so again. As she left Prince Louis' christening she had a special message for the paparazzi.
The adorable little three-year-old told the photographers, "You're not coming," as she was seen leaving the royal chapel at the St. James Palace. As the princess and her family were heading to a private afternoon tea after the prince's christening, the princess was stern with the paparazzi who were present.
The moment, as previously reported, was captured by UK news network ITN and then spread like wildfire. The princess and her brother Prince George were seen holding onto the hands of their father Prince William as their mother Kate Middleton walked beside them holding on to baby Louis after his christening. Prince Louis is the third child of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate Middleton and is the fifth in line for the throne.
A video posted by the Kensington Palace showed Kate Middleton telling the Archbishop of Canterbury that Prince Louis is "very relaxed and peaceful" before adding that "I hope he stays like this."
But Charlotte isn't the only royal child who has been subjected to follow a certain dress code. It has been revealed that there is a reason behind why Prince George is always seen in boy shorts for public appearances. And if tradition follows, then most probably Prince Louis would also have to follow suit.
Royal experts claim that for a young boy born in the royal family, wearing shorts irrespective of weather conditions is a sign of being a member of the upper-class British elite. And since Prince George is a royal himself, not to say also the third in line to the throne, he must uphold such royal protocols and class distinctions, something that even his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge keep in mind while dressing their kids.
It's a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts," etiquette expert William Hanson said in an interview. "Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England."
She continued, "Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class — quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge."