William and Kate have been attacked as COMMON for wearing coordinated outfits in blue. Yet millions say the popular Waleses are in the pink! Judge for yourselves…
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Society designer Nicky Haslam has put the Waleses on his ‘Common List’
They might be riding high in the polls, but according to interior designer and taste arbiter Nicky Haslam, the Waleses are dull, dull, dull.
And that’s he says, because they like to wear a lot of blue – and compound it by coordinating their outfits with those of their children.
For those not in the know, Haslam is an Old Etonian interior designer and waspish commentator who this year has included William, Kate and family on his annual Common List, a playful compilation of things that have distressed him over the past year.
As Richard Eden reports in today’s Daily Mail, the list is printed on a tea towel – or drying up cloth, as Haslam calls it – and sold to friends at £40 a time.
‘You see endless pictures of the whole family in various shades of Blue,’ he tells Eden. ‘It’s common…Wouldn’t little Princess Charlotte like to wear white?’
As for the coordination, he dismisses that as ‘childish’, a remark which is all the more cutting as Haslam has worked for Charles and is a friend of Queen Camilla!
But its unlikely the Waleses will care too much.
The intended message of the colour coordination has always been clear: they are a united family unit performing their role as best they can.
And whether Haslam likes blue or not, right now the family’s in the pink…
Prince William and Princess Catherine match with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte as the family arrive at Victoria airport for the start of of their Royal tour of Canada in September 2016
The Prince and Princess of Wales and their two eldest children in a delightful baby-blue ensemble at Berlin airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany in July 2017
Dressed to impress in matching shades of royal blue, Kate and William arrived with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to attend the Easter Morning Service at St George’s Chapel in April of this year
Princess Charlotte and Prince George were twinning in light blue with their parents for the traditional Easter Sunday Church service at St Georges Chapel in April 2022
Marking important occasions with their choice of clothes, Prince William and Prince George dressed in delightful father-son matching looks as they arrive at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital following Princess Charlotte’s birth in May 2015
As the family arrived at Warsaw airport during an official visit, the Waleses coordinated with subtle notes of red, blue and white – making a patriotic nod to the British Union Jack, from William’s tie to Princess Charlotte’s shoes
For the 2017 Trooping the Colour parade, Kate and her only daughter both wore shades of pretty pink for their balcony appearance, with William and George supporting the classic red
The year 2016 marked Princess Charlotte’s first Trooping the Colour balcony appearance, and Kate used the public outing to show off her coordination skills, with Charlotte in a pale pink dress and matching hair bow that went perfectly with Kate’s blush pink hat
A 206 trip to Canada resulted in a whole family color coordination, with the Waleses matching in cream, red and blue with their two eldest children
The royals were snapped stepping out in coordinating burgundy coats and ties while attending Kate’s Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey in December 2022, marking a united family as as Netflix released Volume 2 of the Sussex’s docuseries, Harry & Meghan
Nicky Haslam, 84, pictured with his £40 printed on a tea towel, which is also on his ‘Common List’ with the Prince and Princess of Wales