Palace responds to reports Duchess Kate wore real fur in Sweden. The pregnant royal was pictured wearing a bobble hat on day one of the royal tour.
Kensington Palace has confirmed that the pompom was made from faux fur Photo (C) GETTY
Kensington Palace has issued a response following reports that Duchess Kate wore real fur during day one of the royal tour of Sweden and Norway. The pregnant 36-year-old was pictured wearing a bobble hat as she appeared at an outdoor ice-skating venue in the center of Stockholm on Tuesday, alongside husband Prince William. Fashion followers were quick to report that the hat was the Rain Fur Pompom Wool Beanie by Eugenia Kim, which retails at Harvey Nichols for £240.00. The pompom on that particular design is made from 100 per cent artic fox. However, a palace spokesperson has reiterated that the Duchess was wearing faux fur for the royal engagement.
Duchess Kate was pictured wearing a pompom wool beanie in Sweden on Tuesday Photo (C) GETTY
Royal reporter Richard Palmer wrote on Twitter: “In spite of the Twitter outcry, Kensington Palace says the Duchess was not wearing fur on her bobble hat earlier. I believe the gloves are fake fur too and the coat shearling.” He later added: “Kensington Palace has double checked and is adamant the hat is faux. It won’t confirm the make. Is this #fakefurnews?
Palace responds to reports Duchess Kate wore real fur in Sweden Photo (C) GETTY
It’s thought that Kate was wearing a near-identical design, also by Eugenia Kim – the Rain Faux-Fur-Trimmed Chunky-Knit Wool Beanie, which retails for £103 on Net-A-Porter, and which has now sold out. The description reads: “Shot through with silver, Eugenia Kim’s black ‘Rain’ beanie is spun from wool and topped with a dark-gray faux fur pompom. Because the yarn and overall shape is chunky, this piece works best when your hair is styled with a bit of texture or volume.”
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge full name Catherine Elizabeth Kate Middleton was conceived on 9 January 1982. She is an individual from the British regal family, design symbol, and supporter of games, expressions and kids’ associations. Her significant other, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is second in line to wind up ruler of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth domains, making Catherine a feasible future ruler partner.
Catherine experienced childhood in Chapel Row, a town close Newbury, Berkshire, England. She contemplated workmanship history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was declared in November 2010 preceding they wedded on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The Duke and Duchess’ kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, are third and fourth in the line of progression individually, and the couple are expecting their third tyke. Catherine’s effect on British and American form has been known as the “Kate Middleton impact” in the media, and in 2012 and 2013, she was chosen as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.
In 2001, Middleton met Prince William while they were the two understudies in living arrangement at St Salvator’s Hall at the University of St Andrews. The couple started dating in 2003, in spite of the fact that their relationship stayed unverified. On 17 October 2005, Middleton griped through her legal counselor about badgering from the media, expressing that she had done nothing huge to warrant exposure.
Media consideration expanded around the season of her 25th birthday celebration in January 2007, provoking notices from both the Prince of Wales and Prince William and from Middleton’s legal advisors, who debilitated lawful activity. Two daily paper gatherings, News International, which distributes The Times and the Sun; and the Guardian Media Group, distributers of The Guardian, chose to cease from distributing paparazzi photos of her. Middleton went to Prince William’s Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15 December 2006.