Kate Middleton has apparently been instructed by Her Royal Majesty herself, Queen Elizabeth II, to wear longer skirts. Yes, this is a real thing that happened.
Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl reports in the Mail on Sunday (via Vanity Fair) that the Queen has issued some directives as to how Kate should dress.
This applies to when she tours Australia in April, not on a daily basis or anything ... but still, expect longer skirts in April's Kate Middleton photos.
As per the Queen's request, the hemlines will be longer, the jewelry will be bolder, and there will be more tiaras than you can count. Sounds awesome?
In order to execute this “subtle but significant regal makeover,” as the Mail calls it, the Queen tasked her personal dresser, Angela Kelly, with preparing Kate.
The overhaul will see Kate wearing couture daytime dresses with “lower hemlines” than she typically goes for, as well as tiaras and “statement jewelry.”
The idea here is said to be positioning Middleton as “more Royal than ever,” with the “Queen watching closely," which just sounds really stalkery.
Thankfully, Kate seems to still have some input, with her personal hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, reportedly accompanying her on the visit.
She has also approached preferred designers Alexander McQueen and Alice Temperley about creating gowns and dresses for the three-and-a-half-week trip.
We understand that HRM operates on a different plane than, well, anyone else, and probably means well with this dictum, but still. Come on, Queen.
Have you not seen how gorgeous Kate is? IN EVERYTHING?