Kate Middleton, 40, has had a busy 12 months, with a royal tour overseas to the Caribbean, movie premieres with Tom Cruise, and plenty of royal occasions the place she needed to costume up in public to please the crowds of followers. A new examine has found the Princess of Wales’ hottest attire of the 12 months up to now.

The analysis, by trend consultants Karen Millen analysed Google Trends knowledge from the final 12 months to find which of Kate’s attire have generated essentially the most consideration on-line and regarded essentially the most influential. 

Kate’s black Alexander McQueen coat costume she wore to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took the highest spot. This costume has been topped the Princess’ most influential costume of the 12 months, as searches skyrocketed 233 p.c above the typical for the search time period “Kate Middleton dress”.

The coat costume was paired with a veiled hat, stilettos and pearl jewelry from the Queen’s assortment, clearly chosen to honour the late monarch.

These have been additionally the identical pearls Kate wore to Prince Philip’s funeral the 12 months prior in 2021.

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Kate’s second hottest costume of 2022 was worn on the Belize go to of her and Prince William’s Caribbean tour in March, in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The summer time costume, formally known as “Painted Roses” from American designer Tory Burch, featured a floral sample, with blue, pink and white detailing that mirrored the Belize flag.

The costume noticed searches for “Kate Middleton dress” soar an enormous 203 p.c above common on the time.  

Kate’s third most influential costume of the 12 months was her black Jenny Packham robe, which prompted searches to spike 173 p.c above common.


The high 10 is rounded out with Kate’s blue Alexander McQueen costume worn to the Order of the Garter ceremony in June in eighth place. This was adopted by her emerald inexperienced The Vampire’s Wife “Falconetti” costume in ninth place, and the attire from Kate’s official fortieth birthday portraits, all by Alexander McQueen, in tenth. 

A spokesperson for Karen Millen commented on the findings for Express.co.uk.

They stated: “Ever since her introduction into the Royal Family, Kate Middleton has made a vast impression on the fashion industry, well known for her timeless style and sophisticated outfits. These findings demonstrate Kate’s ability to inspire fashion choices up and down the country, with the British public rushing to take inspiration from her tasteful wardrobe.  

“This research also highlights Kate’s enduring and admirable ability to discreetly use her elegant style to complement the events she attends, yet not divert too much attention away from the main focus of the occasion.” 

Kate Middleton’s hottest attire of 2022, based on Google

  1. Black Alexander McQueen coat costume worn to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral (September 19)
  2. Blue Tory Burch costume worn on the Belize go to of the Caribbean tour (March 20)
  3. Black Jenny Packham costume worn on Windsor Castle walkaround tribute to the Queen (September 10)
  4. Black with white element Roland Mouret costume worn to the Top Gun movie premiere in London (May 19)
  5. Fushia pink Stella McCartney worn to the Platinum Jubilee Pageant (June 5)
  6. Pink RIXO costume worn on the final day of the Caribbean tour (March 26)
  7. Yellow Roksanda costume worn to the Wimbledon girls closing (July 9)
  8. Blue Alexander McQueen costume worn to the Order of the Garter ceremony (June 13)
  9. Emerald inexperienced The Vampire’s Wife ‘Falconetti’ costume, worn within the first official portrait of the previous Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (June 23)
  10. Kate’s fortieth birthday official portraits; 3 attire worn all by Alexander McQueen (January 9)