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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex can’t get enough of this fashion designer and it’s easy to see why

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Whenever Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge steps out in a pastel, fitted-yet-flared number, it’s easy to assume the outfit is the work of her favourite New-Zealand born and London-based fashion designer, Emilia Wickstead.

Opening her business at the young age of 24 with just £5,000, Wickstead’s attention-to-detail and modern spin when it comes to high-society formal fashion has made the creative one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s most treasured designers, particularly for her high-profile appearances.

While not opting to don the London local’s pieces quite as often as her sister-in-law, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has on occasion elegantly sported her designs.

Here are some of the duchesses’ most notable Emilia Wickstead dresses.

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For a South African state visit in November 2022, Catherine stunned in a maroon bespoke Emilia Wickstead coat-dress, paired with a Mulberry cranberry clutch and Gianvitro Rossi burgundy suede pumps.

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While attending a royal charity polo match in Windsor, the Duchess of Cambridge was the picture of elegance in this white, mid-length, Emilia Wickstead Denvella dress accompanied by green tortoise sunglasses, brown hooped earrings and beige pumps.

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In May 2022, Meghan donned a naval-themed Emilia Wickstead dress while attending a BBQ with her husband, Prince Harry. The duchess’ friend Delfina Blaquier, who is married to Harry’s polo teammate Nacho Figueras, shared a photo of the royals at the event, where Meghan is centre frame wearing the pale blue number.

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That same month, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge mesmerised onlookers as she attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, sporting a vibrant coral pink coat midi dress with long sleeves, a belted waist and flowing skirt.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was glowing in this Emilia Wickstead pastel blue coat midi dress with a waist-sinching belt, open collar and long sleeves during the traditional Easter Sunday Church service at St George’s Chapel in April 2022.

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When arriving in Nassau, Bahamas in March 2022 on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen ahead of her Platinum Jubilee, the Duchess of Cambridge stood out in this aquamarine gown with an open collar. In a special diplomatic touch, the frock represented the country’s national colour.

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If there’s one thing the royals love, it’s the tennis. And the July 2021 Wimbledon Tennis Championships called for a stunning frock courtesy of the duchess’ favourite designer. This clover-green dress with cap sleeves and a panelled skirt complemented the royal immensely.

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Of course, Catherine isn’t the only duchess to sport green Emilia Wickstead. During the 2020 Commonwealth Day Service in March, the Duchess of Sussex looked radiant in an emerald-green cape midi dress with long regal sleeves.

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In what accompanied the event perfectly, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a pale blue and breezy floral dress to the Back To Nature festival at RHS Garden Wisley in September 2019.

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While visiting Australia during their 2018 royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the official opening of the ANZAC Memorial extension in Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW. For the occasion, a pregnant Meghan looked poised in this all-black Emilia Wickstead dress.

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Never failing to stun in lilac, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a fan-favourite Emilia Wickstead number for the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in October 2018. Debuting the frock during a visit to Hamburg, Germany, the recycling duchess re-donned the long-sleeved flared number for the occasion.

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The Duchess of Sussex looked equal parts classy and regal in this mid-length, square-neck black Emilia Wickstead dress, worn to a 2018 reception at Glencairn in Ireland.

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Partial to a black outfit, the Duchess of Sussex attended a 2018 ANZAC Day service in Westminster Abbey donning this bespoke blazer and dress for the poignant and commemorative occasion.

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The Duchess of Cambridge remained the picture of class when she sported this ’50s-style cream dress with pocket details and a flared skirt while visiting India Gate Memorial in April 2016.

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