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Princess Kate at the Royal Variety Performance with a Meghan-style look: challenge or olive branch?

There Princess Kate arrives at Royal Variety Performance and as usual all eyes are on her. The royal parades on the red carpet in a long-sleeved blue dress regardless, at least apparently, of the storm unleashed by the release of Endgamethe book written by Omid Scobie at the center of the debate these days.

Kate in Safiyaa holding hands with Prince William upon arrival at the Royal Variety Performance.

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If that volume were not involved, the color of the dress could be understood as a tribute to the flag of the country of the illustrious guests present at the show, the Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Daniel, but Scobie’s pages may have determined Kate’s look. Whether it’s a challenge on the same playing field or an olive branch, we don’t know. What is certain is that it all seems too punctual to be a coincidence.

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It is a charity event sponsored by the royal family for more than a hundred years in which the Windsors participate with sparkling evening looks. Here are the outfits that have left their mark in past years


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The journalist put down on paper the tensions between the members of the royal familywithout neglecting the feeling that never arose between her and Meghan. Indeed, from a Dutch translation of the volume it emerged that Kate herself indulged in comments on the color of the little boy’s skin Archie still in the womb.

Precisely in light of the context, the choice of the dress worn by Princess of Wales turns out to be an enigma to decipher. In fact, for one of the most important events on the Windsor household’s agenda, Kate showed off a designer evening dress for the first time Safiyaa color Poseidon (we quote verbatim the written indication on the site) characterized by defined shoulders, crystals on the neck and open sleeves reaching down to the feet.

The Safiyaa dress worn by Meghan in Fiji in 2018 and the diamond earrings at the center of the scandal.


Even those who do not follow the affairs of the royals closely cannot fail to perceive some Meghan vibes in this outfit. First of all the choice of the atelier, a brand made popular by the Duchess of Sussex in her short period spent as working royal.

Meghan pulled out a cape dress designer Safiyaa color bluette on the occasion of the tour which in autumn 2018 also touched the Fiji Islands. But not only. In her only appearance at the Royal Variety Performance of 2018, Meghan opted for a sparkling black and white top with sequin embroidery and a black skirt by Safiyaa.

Meghan with the Safiyaa designer look at the 2018 Royal Variety Performance.

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One of the knots to be untied could be in Kate’s hair as she puts a pair of old earrings in her earlobes J. Crew. Much of Meghan’s wardrobe goes to Invictus Games of September it was signed by J.Crew, an American brand celebrating 40 years of activity with rather popular prices.

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Once the event is over, we can draw some conclusions: the first is that the “Meghan effect” is fine, the second is that the Duchess of Sussex is a woman of power and wants to promote other women and the fashion of her country


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Returning to the Fiji tour and the dinner where Meghan wore that famous dress, the Times close to the airing of the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah Winfrey caused a scandal to break out over the earrings worn by the duchess: it would have been a decidedly precious wedding gift for the bride from Mohammed bin Salmaninvolved in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Princess Kate with J.Crew earrings.

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It is Scobie himself who dusts off what happened in Endgamesaying that the gift was from the Saudi royal family which has always proved generous when it comes to jewels with all the women of the Windsor house.
This could be an extreme case of conspiracy theory fashion but that dress could bring to light the infamous news that came out, according to the journalist and writer, from the offices of Kensington Palace to damage Meghan with diamond chandelier blows.

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Princess Kate shows off a tiara that has remained in the safe for almost a century (and Camilla certainly doesn’t stand by and watch)

The banquet in honor of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol became the occasion to open the family treasure chest, bringing to light the Strathmore Rose and Burmese Ruby tiaras, which belonged to the Queen Mother and Elizabeth II respectively


Safiyaa’s choice, the dress in that colour, the cheap earrings versus those with a controversial origin, the Meghan style. In short, there would be a lot to discuss from the perspective of the war between sisters-in-law. Every detail lends itself to a double reading and the olive branch can in an instant become a whip against the duchess who lives overseas and she apparently has no intention of returning to the fold (of her husband). Especially now that Princess Kate has put Safiyaa’s address in her address book, “stealing” a brand from her.

Princess Victoria with the “feathered” dress by Toteme.

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Princess Victoria these days in London for a small tour that seals the friendship between the United Kingdom and Sweden for the show at the Royal Albert Hall prefers a dark outfit that is anything but serious. The Swedish royal has always had a passion for volume and sparkling looks.

Princess Victoria of Sweden in matching dress and shawl.

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For his evening at the Royal Variety Performance he didn’t want to give up a pinch of eccentricity by showing off a creation Toteme strapless dress in feathered fabric paired with a matching shawl. Victoria of Sweden found herself in the middle of the drama despite herself but this did not stop her from exhibiting all the elegance of which she is capable.

Source: Vanity Fair

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