The Duchess of Cambridge does one thing at almost every royal engagement - and it's inspired by the late Princess Diana.
- Duchess Catherine usually carries her bag in her left hand, and it seems she learnt this habit from her late mother-in-law.
- An etiquette expert has revealed why royals usually do this while out at official events.
- This follows royal news that Catherine’s outfit during a royal engagement this week carried a poignant message.
As her style matured during the years, the royal has also become a master at using her outfits to send messages – like the statement she made with her Bafta dress, and the meaning behind her gorgeours rings.
But fans have also spotted that the Duchess usually carries her bag in her left hand – a habit she seemed to have learned from her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
Etiquette and royal expert Myka Meier revealed on Instagram that Diana used to this so she could have her right hand free to shake hands when she’s greeting people.
Alongside pictures of Princess Diana carrying her bag in her left hand, the expert wrote, ‘Royal Etiquette Hack: When entering a room or event, handbags or briefcases are held in the LEFT hand so that your right hand stays open to meet, greet and shake hands! Prince Charles does this too!🤴Flip to see pics of Princes Diana showing us the way😍👸’.
Royal fans were impressed with the tip, with one saying, ‘Solid advice!’
And this is not the only thing Catherine has seemingly picked up from Princess Diana’s royal life.
Another royal expert has also previously pointed out that Catherine’s approach to motherhood is also similar to how Diana raised William and Harry.
Royal commentator Neil Sean said on Australia’s Today Show, “If you remember, when Princess Diana was with us, what she did was very clever. She sort of made sure that William and Harry had normal lives if you like.
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“There was a very famous picture of them queuing in McDonald’s in Kensington, and then there was the other picture of them at funfairs and amusement parks. Well, Kate has done the same thing, she has taken the same route
“There was actually a picture of Kate shopping for Halloween treats with George and Charlotte in a local supermarket near to where they were staying.”
We can’t think of a better role model for Catherine.