Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine


By now, Kate Middleton has established herself as a fashion icon.

Not only did she just snag the No. 3 spot in Glamour UK's Best Dressed list, but her highly coveted clothes—from her now-famous engagement dress to her supercute maternity wear—have the tendency to sell out quickly.

And now it seems the Brit beauty was causing wardrobe envy long before she was a royal—among the mums at her elite boarding school, of all people!

In an interview with Tatler, a mother whose daughter attended Marlborough College along with Kate and her sister Pippa, reveals that Prince William's wife was "immaculately dressed even as a teenager." 

Not exactly shocking, as we didn't expect the duchess to have gone through a grunge phase.

"There was always something slightly galling about having your child at school with the Middletons," she shared. "Every pristine item of clothing would have a beautifully sewn-in name tape, for instance.There were huge picnics at sports day, the smartest tennis rackets, that kind of thing. It made other families feel rather hopeless."

Really? The Middletons' bougie name tags and tennis rackets sent this woman and her family into despair? It's not exactly like her own daughter or anyone else enrolled in the fancy school was déclassé. 

Plus, we tend to find Kate's highly accessible style—she counts high street retailers Zara and Topshop among her faves and regularly recycles looks—inspirational, but that's just us. And even if she didn't love those brands back in her teenage years, there's always a way to find a budget-friendly take on her pricier designer duds. Just sayin.'

Do you think you would have been intimidated by a teenage Kate?

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