Kate Middleton is known to make headlines for her style as she attends various royal engagements and casual appearances.
The Princess of Wales has been switching up her style in recent months which reportedly is in a bid to protect her public image as the final season of The Crown is set to make its debut.
A source told Us Weekly, that Prince William’s wife, who has been wearing plenty of power suits, is trying to “get ahead of” any potential backlash from Netflix’s show loosely based on the royal family.
“Kate wants people to see her as a strong leader, someone who’s capable of taking the title of queen into a new generation,” the source explained. “She’s been wearing pants, more casual shirts and less high-priced clothing, and she’s ditching the long dresses and heels [in favor of] more accessible pieces.”
The upcoming season of The Crown, which is set to premiere next month, will showcase her early romance with William, which began while they were students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Kate believes that the show will portray her as a “very privileged, lovesick young woman.” The insider added that the future Queen consort no longer wants to be seen just as William’s dutiful wife but as the accomplished woman she’s become.
“Kate’s switching up her style in an effort to win people over,” the source said, “and also to get ahead of the beating she feels her image will take when The Crown’s new season debuts.”