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Style: How Kate Middleton's style may change as she enters new role within the royal family

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Kate Middleton is now the Princess of Wales, but as she takes another step closer to the title of Queen Consort, a change may be coming.

The princess has long been a style icon, but one fashion and royal expert has claimed her fashion may evolve into something new as she prepares for her future.

"It is likely that we will see her wardrobe become more formal and appropriate for her position," Miranda Holder told Express.

"Her immaculate outfits will no doubt remain stylish enough to enthrall her loyal fashion-loving fans."

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A royal and fashion expert believes Kate Middleton's style may change with her new role. © Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images A royal and fashion expert believes Kate Middleton's style may change with her new role.

A change will happen and Kate's image will evolve to reflect the "new phase in her royal life."

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Miranda explained that over the past years "we have witnessed Kate's fresh-faced girl next door appeal morph into a sophisticated and elegant style sensation treading the tricky line between royalty and celebrity in her favourite nude toned court shoes with panache".

But now as she steps into life as the Princess of Wales, a change in her style is expected.

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The way she dresses will evolve to reflect her new role within the royal family. © AP The way she dresses will evolve to reflect her new role within the royal family.

While she will not only change her style, she'll change her approach to accessories.

Miranda claimed Kate may also have to stop wearing a few accessories, like hatbands, which will be phased out for "more imposing hats".

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Miranda claimed the Princess may step away from floaty, feminine fabrics and polka dots. © Getty Miranda claimed the Princess may step away from floaty, feminine fabrics and polka dots.

The fashion expert revealed that Kate will opt for a more formal style and she may give way to more immaculate tailoring, steering away from floaty, feminine fabrics like prints and polka dots.

It will be a shift in style, especially because polka dot dresses have become a staple in Kate's wardrobe.

Most recently she went with several feminine spotty frocks for Wimbledon in July, 2022, in shades of blue.

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In June the princess attended Royal Ascot wearing a polka-dotted Alessandra Rich dress. It was a look that instantly drew similarities to one Princess Diana wore to the same event in 1988.

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While clutch bags will still be a part of her wardrobe, it's expected the princess will start leaning into top-handle bags inspired by the Queen's style.

Her Majesty always carried a black Launer handbag for public appearances, and Kate recently channelled a similar style.

The top-handle bag she took to Sandringham was reminiscent of the Queen's signature look. © WireImage The top-handle bag she took to Sandringham was reminiscent of the Queen's signature look.

When the Prince and Princess of Wales headed to Sandringham to visit with mourners and take in the thousands of floral tributes, a detail in her outfit had a lot of people thinking of the Queen.

Kate was dressed in black, but accessorised the outfit with a small Grace Han Love Letter handbag.

The handbag has become a signature piece in the princess' collection in recent years and one which we're sure will become more prominent.

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