Once labeled the “Discount Duchess” who was known for recycling outfits, Kate has begun polishing her look
—which includes spending upwards of $500,000 a month on clothes! “Kate has a personal tailor who works full time for her, photographing and cataloging her clothes, and also acting as a stylist,” says an insider, who adds that Kate is “acutely aware” of how often her style is compared to that of Princess Diana.
“Magazines show photos of Diana from 20 years ago next to Kate now, and it’s unfair if Kate’s wearing cheap High Street stuff from Zara, while Diana’s in custom Ralph Lauren,” says the source. “Kate feels designer outfits look better, so she spends whatever she likes on clothes.”