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6 Oct

Kate Middleton and Liz Truss: A Tale of Fashion

LONDON — Sartorially speaking, it’s not a very good week for Catherine, Princess of Wales.

She stepped out on Wednesday to go to the maternity unit on the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guilford in southern England wearing a pleated mustard yellow dress from high street brand Karen Millen, which is an element of the fast-fashion chain group Boohoo.

That very same day, British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Liz Truss delivered a speech in Birmingham, England, in a red bodycon dress from the identical designer. 

Truss’ dress made social media headlines after being in comparison with one which Emma Thompson’s character Vivienne Rook wears within the dystopian sci-fi drama “Years and Years” written by Russell T Davies. Rook is the leader of a far-right political party and within the scene where she’s wearing the dress, she’s introducing concentration camps to Britain.

Davies commented on the dress on Instagram by saying, “That is getting weird.”

One in all Truss’ favorite brands is Karen Millen. Last July she wore a deep blue bodycon dress to the BBC Leadership debate and has previously worn similar outfits in shades reminiscent of deep purple or dark green.

The dress is called the Without end Dress. Middleton’s version retails for 175 kilos and is already sold out; meanwhile, the one worn by Truss is out there for 180 kilos.

In Britain, the pencil dress is synonymous with workwear and the British reality television series “The Apprentice.”

Nonetheless, the style coincidences between Middleton and Truss don’t stop there.

Winser London: Liz Truss wearing the brand in September and Kate Middleton in Northern Ireland this week.

On Thursday, the princess went to go to the PIPS Suicide Prevention in Belfast, Northern Ireland, wearing a soft blue silk shirt from Winser London, which was founded by Kim Winser, the previous chief executive officer of Pringle and Aquascutum.

In September, Truss wore a deep purple dress from Winser London for her acceptance speech after being announced the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest.

Truss has made it no secret that she’s excited about fashion.  

She’s already said to be angling for a Vogue interview. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, was quoted as saying earlier this summer that Truss asked her for advice about entering into Vogue.

“I remember it quite well, actually,” said Sturgeon, who was speaking at an event in Edinburgh. “I’d just been interviewed by Vogue…and that was the primary thing she desired to consult with me about. She desired to know the way she could get into Vogue.” Sturgeon replied with a terse: “They got here and asked me.”

It’s highly unlikely that Truss will get the identical Vogue treatment because the princess got within the June 2016 issue of the magazine — because the publication is kind of firm in its political stance being very left wing.

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