Couple style may vary from one romantic pair to the next, but in the case of royals Kate Middleton and Prince William, who has just marked his 40th birthday, it manifests as a shared appreciation for sophistication.
Since their engagement in 2010, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opted for silhouettes that are classic and smart—sharp suits for him, tea dresses for her—befitting their regal roles. When it comes to creating a matching moment, the two eschew more obvious styling tricks and instead use subtle details like a colour or an accessory to tie their looks in harmony.
Take a page or two from their refined sense of style through some of their best coordinated outfits, highlighted below.
After dating for almost a decade, the fresh-faced couple announced their engagement at the St. James Palace through portraits that captured how well they complement each other. Both Kate Middleton’s Issa wrap dress and the Prince’s crisp suit came in deep blue, a colour that would be essential to their royal wardrobes in the years to come. And it also highlighted the gem on Kate’s finger: a 12-carat sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.
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