As we celebrate the 4th of July here in the United States, we are looking at ten times our favorite British royal flew the American flag in her fashion.
10. The day after her wedding was televised to a massive worldwide audience, Kate and William held a photo call on the lawn of Buckingham Palace. Hand-in-hand, the newlyweds walked to a helicopter waiting to whisk them away to a quiet weekend in Scotland. Kate was wearing a dress by Spanish label Zara, but her jacket was one we'd seen before and would see many times after--a peplum blazer by American giant Ralph Lauren.
9. The Duchess primarily flew the British flag for her first weekend visit to the United States in 2011, but for a cocktail party at the British Consul General's residence, the new princess chose a bright green shift dress from American favorite Diane von Fürstenberg.
8. On a cold December visit to one of William's favorite charities, Centrepoint, the Duchess stayed warm in a snug turtle-neck dress, again by American label Ralph Lauren. This dress was recycled at Sandringham in 2013 when she wore it to the morning communion service on Christmas Day.
7. In 2016, while touring India and Bhutan, Kate and William attended a fireside celebration in Assam. Kate doubtless chose the dress for a number of factors, but one in particular stood out. The colorful maxi was by an American designer, Anna Sui.
6. To announce their massive mental health initiative, the Cambridges and Prince Harry filmed and released a teaser video featuring the royal trio introducing their project. Kate's Breton top sparked a massive ID hunt that finally determined the Duchess was wearing the airy Tippi sweater from J.Crew.
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5. On Remembrance Sunday in 2011 Kate surprised most royal watchers by turning to American DVF for her appearance on the balcony by the Cenotaph. The Princess recycled the coat the very next year for the somber commemorative event.
4. The Heads Together video had been a teaser trailer of sorts, but the official launch took place a month later at Olympic Park. Kate again wore American, debuting a label we hadn't seen her wear before: Banana Republic.
3. Early in January the royals marked the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli at Sandringham in Norfolk. The Duchess recycled an ensemble she had debuted just a few weeks before. This tweed trumpet skirt and blazer is by American Michael Kors, a designer Kate has now worn several times.
2. On their final night on tour in Australia, the Cambridges were the guests of honor at a reception at the Governor General's. Kate wore a striking cocktail dress by Texas-based label Lela Rose.
1. Kate has worn American many times, but perhaps the most prominent and surprising was the night she represented the Queen, her first appearance at the prestigious Royal Variety Performance, in DVF's lace Zarita dress.
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer: