Kate Middleton may embrace a particular pair of stylish sneakers on occasion, but one thing the Duchess of Cambridge is rarely seen without is a clutch. You may or may not have noticed the stylish royal's affinity for sleek coats and simple pumps, but those aren't the only staples in her signature style. And as Good Housekeeping points out, Middleton always clutches her bags with two hands in front of her—and there's a reason for this.
Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, tells the magazine that Middleton "holds her bag in front of her in both hands when shaking hands might be awkward." (Because of course duchesses are prone to awkward moments like the rest of us.) "Or she can place it in one hand to have the other free," she adds. There are also two big no-nos according to Meier: "It never gets tucked under an arm or placed on the ground or table." We looked back at some of Kate Middleton's recent photos, and one thing's for sure, she has quite the collection of clutches.
Keep scrolling to see how Kate Middleton incorporates her favorite accessory with every outfit.
On Kate Middleton: Vanessa Seward dress; Mulberry clutch; Gianvito Rossi Pumps ($670).
On Kate Middleton: Jenny Packham dress.
On Kate Middleton: Self-Portrait dress; Miu Miu bag; Gianvito Rossi Pumps ($675).
On Kate Middleton: Oscar de la Renta earrings; Erdem coat; L.K. Bennett clutch; Rupert Sanderson Malory Pumps ($675).
On Kate Middleton: Gianvito Rossi Pumps ($675); L.K. Bennett clutch.
Embellished Clutches to Elevate Any Outfit
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