Princess Charlotte looks gorgeous every time we get a little glimpse of her, but have you noticed she's always wearing dresses?
The three-year-old always seems to be spotted wearing cute dresses, be it at her uncle Harry’s wedding where she was a bridesmaid, at her baby brother’s christening, or even just on a casual day out with her mum and eldest brother Prince George.
But the reason why she’s never seen wearing shorts – like her brother Prince George – trousers or leggings is quite interesting.
Apparently Kate likes to dress her children as timeless as possible, so that pictures won’t ever look dated.
Charlotte is usually spotted in dresses
The revelation was made by childrenswear designer Rachel Riley, who had previously dressed Charlotte’s big brother George.
She told The Telegraph: ‘If [the royal children] wear very simple things… it’s timeless in that you can’t really date a specific photo or put them in something that seems out of date.
‘They have chosen a very traditional look and are a traditional family.’
Rachel added that Kate prefers to pick outfits that ate ‘classic’ and ‘timeless’, rather than clothes that would draw even more attention to her children – who probably have enough attention from the media and royal fans as it is.
‘The reason why I design clothes that way is because if they wear very simple things, it’s about the child, and it’s timeless in that you can’t really date a specific photo or put them in something that seems out of date’, she said.
‘I think they are going for clothing that is classic and timeless, rather than clothes that draw attention to them.’
In the same way that Charlotte only wears dresses, George is only ever spotted wearing shorts. Etiquette expert William Hanson explained that this happens because of tradition.
He told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘It’s a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts. Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England.
‘Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge.’
He was allowed to wear trousers for his uncle Harry’s wedding however, as he was wearing a miniature version of the uniform Harry chose to say ‘I do’ in.