How Queen made huge request of Kate after marriage exposed — ‘She’ll be ...

Kate has long been recognised for her sense of style and has become an icon within the world. More recently, she has been credited with changing her appearance to appear more regal — with some critics even suggesting that she spent £200,000 to up her game as she takes on more royal responsibilities. However, this was not the first time Kate altered her appearance in response to her royal life.

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According to royal correspondent Katie Nicholl back in 2014, the Queen specifically decided that the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wardrobe needed an upgrade.

Writing in The Mail on Sunday, she explained how Kate’s grandmother-in-law initiated a “subtle but significant regal makeover”.

She wrote: “The Duchess will deploy a couture wardrobe of day with lower hemlines than she has previously favoured.

Queen Elizabeth II and Kate MiddletonQueen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton (Image: Getty)

The Queen, Kate and William: Kate is now considered a style icon as she consistently mixes formal with fashionableThe Queen, Kate and William: Kate is now considered a style icon as she consistently mixes formal with fashionable (Image: Getty)

“She will be encouraged to wear the tiaras favoured by the Queen and Queen Mother and an aide is being lined up to help her with her wardrobe.

“Meanwhile, Her Majesty has offered the services of her most trusted member of staff, her personal dresser Angela Kelly, to help Kate prepare for her trip.”

Kate was expected to revamp her wardrobe prior to her tour of Australia, after she had been criticised for having a few mishaps with her in the weeks leading up to it.

Ms Nicholl continued: “This forms part of a deliberate move to shift the Duchess’ image from High Street to high end, timeless Royal elegance — without losing her freshness and informality.”

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Kate Middleton wardrobe: Kate suffered a slight wardrobe malfunction during her first tour in 2011 to CanadaKate Middleton wardrobe: Kate suffered a slight during her first tour in 2011 to Canada (Image: Getty)

The Queen wanted her to wear more regal clothing which reflected her royal statusThe Queen wanted her to wear more regal clothing which reflected her royal status (Image: Getty)

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