@Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen’s actual birthday is on April 21st.
And while her brother Prince George has his own trademark style a?? only wearing shorts out in public a?? Charlotte has only ever been seen out wearing a smock dress. Her mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, likes to co-ordinate her little girl’s outfits, so she normally has a matching cardigan, shoes and a bow to go with her frock.
And while she always looks adorable, there is in fact a reason why we will only ever see Charlotte in the same type of outfit a?? and it all comes down to tradition.
Royal expert and founder of Royal Musings blog, Marlene Koenig, told HELLO! that all young royal girls throughout time have worn dresses out in public so that they have a “clean, traditional look.”
She said: “If you look at photos of young royal girls a?? from Princess Anne to Princess Charlotte, you will notice that they tend to wear smocked dresses as little girls when they are in public with their parents a?? getting dressed upa?? a clean, traditional look.”
However, there are no rules that say that little girls can’t wear trousers, instead it is simply formality. “If the Duchess is in a dress in public and Charlotte is with her, most likely Charlotte, at this age, will be in a dress a?? also in formal portraits, on the balcony for the Trooping of the Colour,” Marlene explained.
“I expect that when the kids are at home, playing in the nursery or in the backyard, they are wearing more casual clothes.”
Charlotte has already expressed an interest in fashion. In June, William visited Liverpool where he was gifted a pink satchel for his daughter, which was embossed with her name. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo after the meeting, bag-makers Keith and Gail Hanshaw revealed that he said: “Charlotte will be obsessed with that a?? I’ll never be able to get it off her.”