When it comes to the most read about, most googled women of our times, the ones who sell newspapers and magazines, it is a safe bet to say the Duchesses of Cambridge and Suffolk are right up there in terms of popularity, with their every move, their every uttering and every outfit heavily scrutinised.
Now two coffee table books from Carlton Books take a closer look at the style of both women, but take a very different stance in doing so. For whilst both are written by Caroline Jones, and have a very similar style in layout and design, Kate’s book is ‘Kate how to dress like a style icon,’ and is subtitled ‘Fashion from a royal style icon’, Meghan’s book has the tagline ‘Feminist, influencer, humanitarian Duchess, treating the very modern Meghan as someone other than a style icon.
Both books are beautiful, glossy pages which are filled with lots of colour photographs. Kate’s book is very fashion orientated, with a style directory of her favourite stores and designers, and sections dedicated to her shoes, her hats, her belts as well as her actual clothing. There are tips on how to get the Kate look, and sections dedicated to looking at her High Street buys. This book is fashion heaven, particularly for those who love Kate’s style.
Meghan’s book is different. There is a section dedicated to her impeccable style and beauty, but perhaps because she hasn’t been on the scene as long as Kate, this is less dwelt on than in the Kate book. Instead we have a chapter on feminism, on Meghan’s influences and inspirations, as well as chapters on food, home and travel. You get a more rounded picture of the woman who is considered to be a very modern Duchess.
Both books would make ideal Mother’s Day presents if your mom is a royal watcher, or would just look super stylish on your coffee table or book shelf and are a really easy read.
Kate How to Dress Like A Style Icon RRP £20 Click here to view
Meghan The Life and Style of a Modern Royal RRP £20 Click here to view