Mary’s choice to wear an outfit all the same colour – but in different shades – was reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth II’s style.
The late monarch often wore matching garments that were all in one colour, and thus the sartorial hack has always been associated with regality.
In 2013 Netflix documentary The Royals, fashion expert Katherine Ormerod explained one reason behind this was that it established the Queen’s “signature style”.
She said at the time: “It has become her serious style signature. It has a multi-purpose value for her.”
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