Kate Middleton Apparently Sent a Calming Message With a Blue Dress

Kate Middleton’s blue dress said a lot. The Duchess of Cambridge wore blue during an outing as a senior member of the British royal family. According to an expert, the 39-year-old exuded calm with her color choice at a time when Queen Elizabeth II’s health raised concerns

Kate’s blue dress at the COP26 Summit sent a message of confidence and reassurance

Boris Johnson, Prince William, and Kate Middleton walk up a flight of stairs
Boris Johnson, Prince William, and Kate Middleton | Alberto Pezzali – Pool/Getty Images

Kate and her husband, Prince William, stepped out in November 2021 for a series of events after doctors ordered Queen Elizabeth to rest. That meant the couple — and other senior royals — filled in for the 95-year-old who recorded a speech from Windsor Castle.

So William and Kate attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland. On Nov. 1, 2021, alongside U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the parents of three were guests at a reception to kick off the conference. 

Kate’s blue dress she donned for COP26 had a hidden message. Yes, it matched the Scottish flag and channeled the environmental nature of the event. But it did much more, according to modern color theorist Momtaz Begum-Hossain.

“Royal blue can be very glamorous. But other shades like this are less distracting, so it’s not all about her,” she told OK! per Express.“This shows modesty. “There’s a sense of calm about it too in a time of real anxiety. She was helping to reassure the nation.”

Begum-Hossain continued, saying blue might’ve given Kate a boost of confidence while also allowing her to connect with fellow attendees.  “Blue is the colour of communication, so it helps us relate to people around us, and it helps us listen better, focus, and gives us confidence,” she explained.

Kate wore blue early on in the pandemic

The Duchess of Cambridge has also worn blue during another stressful time. Not long after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, Kate wore a blue dress to pay tribute to the U.K.’s medical workers. 

She and William stood outside of their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, with their children Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3. The family of five participated in “Clap for our Carers,” a weekly campaign honoring Britain’s National Health Service. Not only was Kate in blue but so was the rest of the family. 

Kate’s other memorable moments in blue

After spending a decade in the royal family — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated 10 years of marriage in April 2021 — Kate’s had many blue dress moments. On one occasion she channeled Princess Diana through clothing by wearing a blue polka-dot dress. Another year she showed up at the Royal Ascot wearing a powder blue ensemble. 

Perhaps the most memorable of Kate’s blue dress moments is her engagement dress. When announcing their engagement to the world in 2010 Kate posed for photos wearing a dark blue dress from British designer Issa to complement Princess Diana’s ring that now belonged to her. 

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