Kate Middleton has always had enviable style, with a 2018 study noting that the Duchess of Cambridge is even more influential on shopping habits in the U.S. than Meghan Markle is.
But a new report has revealed that Kate is looking to step-up her fashion game even further. According to Richard Eden for The Daily Mail, a royal source alleges that Kate has hired a new fashion advisor to keep her style sharp.
According to Eden’s source, Kate’s new stylist is Virginia Chadwyck-Healey. Per Eden, “Known as Ginnie, she is an old friend of Prince William and Kate, and attended their wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011.” Not only does Chadwyck-Healey run in the same circles as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but she also went to college with them, studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland alongside the royals.
The royal source also told Eden, “Ginnie is Catherine’s secret weapon. She has made a big difference to the Duchess’s wardrobe for public engagements and has helped give her a whole new sense of confidence.”
The duchess’s recent looks included a chic Gucci blouse that she wore backwards, and a stylish J.Crew sweater that she paired with combat boots.
Prior to working with Chadwyck-Healey, Kate’s stylist was Natasha Archer, per Hello! magazine. According to The Daily Mail, Archer is currently on maternity leave.
From Harper’s Bazaar US