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Kate Middleton purposefully broke royal protocol for this surprising reason

MyLondon logo MyLondon 29/11/2021 Ella Bennett

The Royal Family are guided by rules and traditions that date back many years, but slowly some of the younger members are challenging the out-dated ideas.

One rule that the family is said to follow is the idea that royals should keep their whole outfit together during an engagement, such as keeping their coat on even when inside.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been seen ignoring this odd rule by taking her coat off when on public duties.

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The Duchess was wearing a gorgeous blue coat © PA The Duchess was wearing a gorgeous blue coat

During a visit to London’s Imperial War Museum, the Duchess wore a long navy blue coat over a black and white military-style top and a pair of black trousers.

Once inside the building, Kate took off her coat and appeared more casual and relaxed as she explored the museum.

Royal and fashion experts were quick to comment on Kate’s disrobing of her coat, including author and fashion commentator Elizabeth Holmes.

The writer of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style said on Instagram: “Once inside [the Imperial War Museum], Kate took off her coat.

“Which should not be a big deal, it’s a very common thing for everyone everywhere to do.

“But this is the Royal Family we are talking about, and they don’t typically ‘disrobe’ (aka take off their coats) in public.”

Personal stylist Samantha Harman also told Express.co.uk : “Kate is supposed to keep her coat on indoors because of royal protocol.

“This rule is often attributed to the Queen who apparently deems taking off your coat in front of the public ‘unladylike’, although there isn't any clear evidence on this.

“Even when Prince William is wearing a jumper or cardigan, the Duchess would still be in her coat.

“In 2021 this kind of thing comes across as old-fashioned.

“Why one rule for women and another for men?”

Samantha added: “Kate taking her coat off is a subtle way of saying ‘I'm human just like everyone else’ and also, ‘I’m ready to be in charge now’.”

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