June 19, 2022 – 08:32 BST
Lady Louise Windsor has been borrowing her mother The Countess Of Wessex’s clothes for years, including a Stella McCartney coat and L.K.Bennett shoes.
If we could raid any royal’s wardrobe, it would have to be the Countess of Wessex‘s. Prince Edward’The wife owns a collection of designer pieces, all classic and timeless. So it’s perfectly understandable that her 18-year-old daughter, Lady Louise Windsor – can’t help herself from borrowing a few items from her mother’s stash from time-to-time.
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She is right, and who can blame her? We wish we could all do the same. The blonde women look similar in size. Sharing is caring after all. Not only that, but royals love to recycle their threads and channel each other’s style. Given the impact of fast fashion and throwaway culture on the environment, we love that young Louise is a keen advocate of recycling her mother’s iconic looks.
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WATCH: All things Lady Louise Windsor
Louise, 18, stepped out at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2022in a smart wool coat and matching hat as she rode Prince Philip’s carriage ahead of her mother. The young royal’s olive green blazer featured a sophisticated collared neckline, flattering structured shoulders and embossed silver button detailing – and was remarkably similar to Sophie’s khaki ME + EM blazer.
Stella McCartney coat
Mother and daughter headed to Sandringham on Christmas Day 2019. Sophie looked stunning in a Suzannah brodie coat and Emilia Wickstead. ‘Dalia’Blouse ‘Richie’Print skirt She accessorized with a Jane Taylor hairband and a Sophie Habsburg clutch.
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Louise meanwhile wore a Stella McCartney tartan jacket that Sophie has worn, and carried a Sophie Habsburg clutch that her mother has worn many times. Louise also rocked a plaited headband by Jane Taylor – one of her mum’s favourite milliners.
Lady Louise chose a very luxury designer from her mother’s wardrobe when she attended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in 2018. The young royal looked sophisticated in a classic monochrome ensemble by Alaïa, wearing the designer’s ‘Parfum Gray’This dress features a fitted bodice with puff skirt.
Sadly, it’s no longer available to buy. Sophie is a huge fan and has been spotted wearing a number of his designs. She wore this dress to watch the carnival parade at The Patron’s Lunch celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.
Stella McCartney coat
Louise, accompanied by her family, headed to church a few days after Christmas. She wore the same coat that her mother had worn before. The name of her navy blue coat is the “The Louise” ‘Vivienne’ by Stella McCartney and is worth £1,135. The design was first worn by Sophie at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, March 2018. Great minds think alike, don’t you think?
Noble MacMillian clutch
It’s not just clothes that Lady Louise likes to raid her mother’s wardrobe for – it’s accessories too! Back in 2018 for the Easter Church Service, Louise borrowed Sophie’s Noble MacMillian plum tassel pouch. The medium-sized pouch is made of calfskin, lined in silk, and has a matching detachable tag. This versatile purse has been worn by Sophie on many occasions and was even accompanied her on royal visits in Estonia.
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