Kate Middleton Fans Will Not Believe How Much the Duchess of Cambridge’s Headband Collection Is Worth!
Kate Middleton has put her own spin on the royal hat tradition in recent years by wearing padded headbands. Instead of fascinators, the style icon regularly chooses to wear a piece from her padded headband collection to accessorize an outfit. But royal fans won’t believe how much that headband collection is worth.
Kate Middleton loves Jane Taylor headbands
The Duchess of Cambridge often wears padded headbands from her favorite designers to royal events like christenings, weddings, church services, and Remembrance Days. Some of her choices have made bold statements by featuring embellishments or decadent fabrics.
At Prince Louis’ christening in July 2018 she chose a white pearl-adorned Jane Taylor headband with netting and floral appliqués. A few months later, she chose another band from the same designer for Remembrance Day service. It was a crescent-moon shaped piece in a gorgeous shade of forest green.
For the Christmas Day service on the Sandringham Estate in 2018, Middleton chose a berry tone for her 1960s-inspired Jane Taylor Halo Band. For Christmas a year later, she opted for a teal pleated headband from Taylor.
At Archie Harrison’s christening in 2019, Kate wore a pink velvet-plaited Juliette Botterill Millinery Abaca Plaided Band. And for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in London back in November 2019, the duchess wore an embellished black headband with a little sparkle from Zara.
Royal fans won’t believe how much the Duchess of Cambridge’s headband collection is worth
Kate’s headband collection is extensive, and it costs a whopping £10,000 (approximately $12,500)! One of the most expensive pieces in her collection is a bespoke blue piece from Jane Taylor known as the Diamond Crepe Pleated Band. She first wore it back in 2019 for Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel, and it’s worth around £975 ($1230).
One of the most affordable in her collection is a black padded velvet band from Lele Sadoughi that Kate wore for her visit to Dublin in March 2020. At the time, the classic style retailed for about £70 ($88).
Kate Middleton just took the padded headband trend to the extreme
During a recent appearance at Westminster Abbey for Anzac Day — a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand — the Duchess of Cambridge took the headband trend to the extreme.
She arrived wearing an Alexander McQueen coat dress with a red poppy pinned to the label and black suede pointed-toe pumps. She accessorized the look with Princess Diana’s Collingwood pearl earrings, a black clutch purse, and a white boucle, puffed-up headband by Jane Taylor that made her inches taller known as the Calypso Halo.
It’s a work of art that costs £830 ($1,050), and the design is a white band with a black bow at the back. The brand’s website describes it as “A sensational all-rounder halo headpiece made from iconic British tweed – ideal for weddings, smart events, and races – topped off with a fetching tuxedo satin bow at the nape of the neck for a smart finish.”
Kate attended the Anzac Ceremony along with Prince William on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.