Kate Middleton may be a fan of recycling her style and shopping in regular clothing stores, but she also wears her share of high-end designer dresses.
Paid for by Prince Charles, at an estimated £35,000 this year alone!
According to the Mail Online (UK), Prince William's has agreed to pay for the Duchess of Cambridge's full "work-related" wardrobe, defined as anything she wears to official engagements or while out and about with the Royal Family.
Kate's father-in-law has offered to take the cost of the Duchess' designer dresses out of his official household budget ... which is probably not small.
Despite that, Kate goes to great lengths to keep her clothing budget down, recycling dresses where she can, and shopping on her own in London.
She also returns all free samples sent for her, insists on paying full price for her non-work-related apparel, and still chooses her clothes herself.
"Catherine has an innate sense of style and, almost as importantly, knows what is appropriate for the occasion," one insider told the paper."She might not always choose the most cutting edge designers, but that's to her credit; she know what looks good on her and that’s what counts."
"Plus she is acutely conscious that she is not yet a full-time royal and feels it is pretty pointless, as well as extravagant, to have her own dresser."
Well said, and good to hear. Nice to hear that she's the anti-diva. The same salon she's frequented for years still does Kate Middleton's hair!
For more of her great looks, from official royal events to before she was even famous, check out our gallery of Kate Middleton pictures!