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Kate’s fashion hits and misses in New York City

The royal swept into New York with a lot of luggage
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner December 9, 2014 in New York City. The event is created to support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities and investment in the university’s media and science faculties, sports centers and lectureship in American literature. Robert Sabo/Getty Images

The spotlight is intense. The analysis unceasing. While Prince William gets away with a series of blue suits, Kate’s fashion on their first visit to New York is ogled and critiqued. Even her preference for gloves by Cornelia James, who also supplies the Queen, is noticed and dissected. Kate isn’t one to wear daring designs or crazy patterns. “She is not a fashion risk-taker like her mother-in-law [the late Diana],” says Kelly Mathews, of All Things Regal. Indeed, her Big Apple choices perfectly illustrated her muted style and colour palette, which runs to the safe, even boring choices.

Some thoughts on the seven outfits she wore in New York:

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