Channel the Duchess of Cambridge’s style with these headbands fit for a royal

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  • While hats and fascinators are a huge part of any royal wardrobe, the Duchess of Cambridge has been mixing it up lately with some stylish new headwear.

    In recent months, Catherine has been favouring headbands a lot more, over the traditional wide-brim hats and eccentric fascinators.

    The Duchess has been trying out her regal take on the headband trend with a range of different styles.

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    She kicked things off with a super-chic, and elegant white pick by Jane Taylor at the christening of her third child, Prince Louis, and was seen most recently in a red plaited headband at baby Archie’s christening.

    Catherine has also worn a few different headband styles to church services at Sandringham, and formal occasions at Westminster Abbey, proving that the accessory really does work anywhere.

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    This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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    But never fear – if you’re not heading off to tea with the Queen any time soon, rest assured that headbands work equally brilliantly for normal, everyday life too; whether you’re going to work or to a wedding.

    So if you’re wanting to try out Kate’s favourite accessory for yourself, see our pick of the most stylish headbands out there right now – from the super affordable high-street, to the higher end…

    Alice and Blair silk floral headband, £64

    This gorgeously elegant headband sits at the higher end of the price range, but we reckon it’s well worth the price! Choose this for a wedding or christening – the neutral but pretty colour ensures it’ll work with just about any outfit. Plus, we could totally see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing this!

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    Anthropologie Ariela lace headband, £34

    Made of a delicate, decorative lace, this is another pick for those formal occasions throughout the year, and is a subtle way to try out a headband without going too bold first time.

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    ASOS black velvet headband, £8

    A super affordable way to give royal’s new favourite accessory a go, this ASOS option is subtle but still utterly chic.

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    Topshop polka-dot headband, £10

    Keep it casual with this high-street option. If you want a headband for everyday use – working in the garden, popping to the shops – this is a great choice and will look super stylish.

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    Lovisa diamante silver headband, £16.50

    An elegant pick that wouldn’t look out of place on the Duchess herself. If bling is your thing, this is an easy way to wear it.

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    Oliver Bonas linen headband, £18

    Another simple pick that will go just as well with jeans as it will with a summer midi dress. Wear with your hair up or down.

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    H&M denim blue headband, £2.99

    Keep it super simple with this casual, comfortable headband that’ll add a little something special to any outfit.

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    So which will you be treating yourself to?

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