Kate And Camilla Both Made A Cardinal Fashion Sin At The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Platinum Jubilee is officially here, which means that there's a lot to be excited for. On top of parade and special events, there's the entertainment of watching what the royals are wearing. The family has likely specifically planned out all of their outfits for the event, and there's something interesting about two of the family members attire for day one of the event. Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles committed a cardinal fashion sin for the Trooping the Colour parade. However, if this is the worst fashion sin that you can commit, we don't want to be right.

While the fashion is obviously a major highlight of the weekend, there's a whole lot to look forward to as well when it comes to the Platinum Jubilee, no matter which side of the pond you're on. Ed Sheeran is performing at a massive concert and there's even the first-ever corgi derby where the dogs literally race. However, if you're most excited about what the royals are wearing and have been keeping track of their fashion for years, you may be having some slight déjà vu. 

Kate and Camilla both rewore outfits at the Platinum Jubilee parade

The first day of the Platinum Jubilee brought the Trooping the Colour parade. Family members rode through the streets before heading up to the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles rode in the same carriage, and that's not all they had in common. The two rewore outfits that the public has already seen for the event. While this might be considered a fashion sin, they did it in the best way possible.

As Page Six points out, Kate opted for an all-white Alexander McQueen blazer dress, which is quickly becoming one of her signature looks. The Duchess of Cambridge has worn multiple coat dresses in the past month alone. She made the blazer dress new again by wearing a Philip Treacy fascinator that she didn't wear with the outfit when it was first seen at the G7 Leaders' reception (via People).

Camilla opted for a recycled look as well. She stepped out for the first day of the Platinum Jubilee in a blue striped dress by Bruce Odfield. Page Six pointed out that she also rewore her own Philip Treacy hat. If you're a royal fashion freak, you might remember this dress as the one she wore with a matching stripes mask during the Royal Ascot in 2021. 

Royals recycling outfits is a trend

There's no denying that Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles would look great in anything they wore. It's all the better that the two royal women are taking it upon themselves to be a bit more sustainable as well. While we're no royal fashion experts, there's a good chance that you'll be seeing a whole lot of recycling in the royal family in the future.

Everything that the royal family does is on purpose, and lately, they've been making it a point to be more relatable. Kate is opening up about her family a bit more with the public, and she and Prince William have talked about dropping their royal titles to make for a more "modern monarchy." While there's a good chance that Kate and Camilla just truly love the outfits that are hanging In their closet, there's no doubt that this fashion choice was done on purpose. 

Kate is known for being a royal rule breaker

While some might be surprised by Kate Middleton's departure from royal tradition, the Duchess of Cambridge has been known to shake things up now and again.

So much so, in fact, the U.K.-based journalists at Express have suggested that she has intentionally broken royal rules as a symbolic way to demonstrate her independence. Her modern-day take on long-held traditions includes eschewing royal guidance that jeans are too casual and one's coordinating jacket should remain on at all times — even inside.

But Middleton's seemingly mischievous ways aren't always actual violations of the rules, according to journalist Elizabeth Holmes, a royal fashion expert and author of "HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style," who often provides royal fashion analysis to outlets such as Parade and Insider

Holmes contends that some royal clothing standards are traditions and not steadfast rules. So, why are Middleton's outfits such a topic of debate?

Holmes is quick to point out that Middleton has additional pressure, due to her husband's proximity to the crown. "I think sometimes people don't remember that, but they should because it is so important," she explained in the Parade interview. "You can see it in Kate's evolution. She is very carefully walking a line in route to being a future Queen Consort."

In the case of Middleton's Trooping the Colour outfit, it's noteworthy that Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, also chose to recycle a previously worn look. There's been speculation about the inappropriate outfits Camilla Parker Bowles has worn in the past. So, Middleton and Bowles both understand the feeling of scrutiny within the royal institution. Yet they have acclimated to the royal life with a balance of boundaries and grace. But is Middleton's assertion of her independence and a softening approach to wardrobe protocols a sign of changing times?