Princess Catherine's cowgirl look in a western hat and white fitted blouse was so unexpected

Straying from her usual style, Princess Kate once incorporated some western into her wardrobe

Princess Catherine cowgirl - Catherine, Princess of Wales speaks to guests during a reception at Buckingham Palace for overseas guests attending the coronation of King Charles III on May 5, 2023 in London, England.
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We can't believe our eyes - but here are some pictures of Princess Catherine sporting a super fun white cowgirl hat and a totally chic western outfit fit for a cowgirl princess. Yeehaw!

After Princess Catherine and Prince William got married in 2011, the newlywed couple had many important engagements to attend following the ceremony - one of which was the Calgary Stampede Parade in Canada. 

While at this engagement over 10 years ago on 8 July, 2011, Princess Kate and Prince William showed up in appropriate western-wear, both sporting white cowboy hats that, dare we say, looked pretty good on them.

princess kate and prince william at calgary

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Aside from the large white cowboy hats the couple sported for the occasion, Kate also opted for a fitted, lacy white blouse, as well as a pair of bootcut fit, dark blue denim jeans - a wardrobe piece we've rarely seen the Princess of Wales in. 

To accessorise, she wore a leather belt with a large silver belt buckle, really leaning into the western-wear vibe, and finished off, of course, with some really iconic brown suede cowboy boots. 

Princess Catherine cowgirl

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Keeping her beauty look pretty minimal, considering the boldness of her outfit, she kept her hair down, having is sweep over her shoulders naturally, and also kept her makeup relatively minimal, going for an everyday, natural makeup look.

In a true sartorial effort, Prince William also stepped out in style for this day, also sporting the aforementioned amazing cowboy hat, as well as a plaid, navy blue shirt and a pair of light-wash denim jeans - as well as, of course, some brown leather cowboy boots.

Turns out, though, this wasn't the first occasion of Princess Kate wearing a cowgirl-chic outfit - she actually had debuted a very similar style just one day before. 

Princess Catherine cowgirl

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There aren't too many significant differences between this outfit and the one she sported just one day after, but instead of a white lacy blouse, the Princess opted for a white and navy blue patterned button-up, going slightly more casual for the western activities that were in store for the day.

These outfits are totally in line with the recently trending "coastal cowgirl" aesthetic that has been circulating the internet, only further proving that perhaps Kate truly is a fashion trend purveyor.

Get Kate's Cowgirl-Chic Look

Yvette Lace Button Down Shirt Classic Fit Top, $133 (£102) | Rag & Bone

Yvette Lace Button Down Shirt Classic Fit Top, $133 (£102) | Rag & Bone

A classic menswear-inspired button down crafted in a fitted silhouette and ultra-feminine fabric, helping to give you those Princess Kate cowgirl-chic vibes in a modern way.

Wyeth Straw Cowboy Hat, $54 (£41) | Anthropologie

Wyeth Straw Cowboy Hat, $54 (£41) | Anthropologie

Inspired by the laidback Southern California lifestyle, this hat will take you through the summer, whether you're sporting it for a rodeo, or simply a beach day.

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.