Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William are reinventing their fashion sense, and it’s all thanks to the duchess’ royal stylist. Who is this woman who has made quite an impact on the couple’s wardrobe?
Natasha Archer, or more fondly referred to as “Tash,” is the royal stylist of the Duchess of Cambridge, and now, Archer even has a dramatic impact on Kate’s husband’s fashion sense, as well. Archer used to be the personal assistant of Kate Middleton and has been working with the Royal Family since 2007. In 2014, however, Archer got the promotion of her life, after convincing Kate Middleton to ditch her wedges for high heels and start wearing skirts that showed a little more leg, International Business Times reports. Now, she has proven herself to be quite an indispensable member of the Royal Family, personally hand-picking outfits and fashion ensembles for Kate Middleton, and, more recently, Prince William, too.
Tatler reports that Natasha Archer, a self-confessed shopaholic and a fan of online shopping, is the one responsible for ordering Kate Middleton’s outfits, as well as putting in requests for bespoke gowns for the more important occasions. A glimpse at her own wardrobe suggests that Archer has a penchant for the Longchamp, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jenny Packham brands we’re sure Kate Middleton has come to appreciate these days.
Kate Middleton has become very close to the hearts of the people, and one of the many reasons is that because she is a very relatable personality. Kate Middleton’s practical, girl-next-door fashion sense, too, has drawn many women to her. In fact, she is one of the very few personalities that we see repeating clothes (much like her husband)! While we will always remember Kate Middleton’s more laidback and street fashion sense, Archer has introduced a more elegant touch to the duchess’ fashion. During their most recent week-long Canadian tour, Kate Middleton was spotted in the most beautiful fashion ensembles she has yet to wear, which included a blue Jenny Packham dress, a forest green Dolce & Gabanna frock, and an off-white Catherine Walker coat.
But apart from Kate Middleton’s showstopping fashion in their Canadian tour, her husband Prince William also got his wardrobe “freshened up” by Archer.
A source toldVanity Fair, “Natasha was quietly asked to go through William’s wardrobe, and she did a fair amount of editing. She got rid of a lot of his old clothes which he has had for years and no longer fitted him. Kate was fed up with William wearing the same shirts and shapeless trousers. She was keen for him to look great on the tour, and Natasha was given a brief to give his wardrobe a bit of an overhaul.”
Archer’s not-so-secret mission apparently came out as a success with Prince William looking quite the dapper during the tour with the Royal Family. Ditching the baggy chinos, checked shirts, and V-neck sweaters in various shades of blue, Prince William was seen sporting a number of eye-catching casual jackets, slim-fitting chino trousers from J.Crew, and tailored Savile Row suits, emphasizing his newly trimmed physique. J.Crew and Jaeger and Reiss were only some of Archer’s favorites, which reflected on Prince William’s new fashion sense.
Apart from being Kate Middleton’s style guru, Archer, too, has become quite a companion to the duchess. Vanity Fair reports that Archer is one of the first non-family member (along with Kate’s hairdresser) to be allowed into the Lindo Wang to see Kate after Prince George was born. She also accompanied Kate Middleton on a six-hour trek to a Bhutan monastery.
Although Natasha Archer has built quite a name in the fashion industry, she originally got her degree in Hispanic Studies from King’s College in 2005. A quick look now at her LinkedIn profile will reveal that Archer’s current position is: * at The Royal Household. Yup, that’s a star sign.
Check out more of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s most recent fashion ensembles, courtesy of Natasha Archer.
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