Kate Middleton echoes Queen's respectful style with sheer headscarf and modest black dress for Muslim centre visit

The Princess of Wales covered her hair to meet volunteers at the Hayes Muslim Centre in west London with Prince William earlier today

How Kate Middleton's sheer headscarf reflects Queen's respectful style
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Kate Middleton followed in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, emulating the late monarch's respectful style during a visit to a Muslim center in London with Prince William. 

Kate Middleton echoed Queen Elizabeth II's consistently respectful style on Thursday, wearing a culturally appropriate outfit for her visit to an Islamic center in London with Prince William. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at the Hayes Muslim Centre this morning to meet those who had supported the relief aid for victims of the devastating Turkey and Syria earthquake last month. Volunteers from the community hub helped raise more than £25,000 through bucket collections and other donations in the wake of the catastrophe, which has left more than 50,000 people dead and an estimated 1.5 million homeless.


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The royal couple's appearance comes shortly after it was confirmed that Buckingham Palace has updated the titles of Meghan and Harry's children, in light of the news that Lilibet had been christened in a private ceremony in Los Angeles. 

Always one to dress for the occasion, Kate showed her respect for her hosts' cultural and religious values by covering her hair with a floral headscarf by the luxury Pakistani brand, Élan. The sheer white shawl, which was delicately embroidered with black detailing, appears to belong to a set the Princess of Wales had previously worn during her visit to the Middle Eastern country in 2019. 


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The 41-year-old teamed her elegant headscarf with the same black Alexander McQueen dress she wore to greet well-wishers at Sandringham after the Queen's death in September 2022. 

For extra warmth, Kate added a bespoke grey woolen coat, also by Alexander McQueen, and a pair of matching grey tights. She kept the accessories simple with black heels and a black leather bag, allowing all the focus to fall on the beauty of the Élan headscarf. 

Kate's culturally suitable outfit in London today was reminiscent of one Queen Elizabeth II in 2008, during her visit to Burma's Green Mosque. 

Her Majesty was pictured in a sheer, striped headscarf, which she paired with a cream jacket, a polka dot dress, and white gloves, as she listened to a verse of the Koran being read inside the 15th-century worship place. The previous year, the monarch covered her hat with a scarf during a visit to a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.


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Kate has also previously worn a turquoise headscarf in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2019, and a white one in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2012. 

Emma Dooney
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