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Kate Middleton Breaks a Royal Rule on Her Visit to Scotland

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 13, 2022
02:50 P.M.
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Kate Middleton and her husband broke a royal rule during their recent trip to Scotland, and while it has made headlines, it is not the first time that the famous royal is breaking royal tradition. Here are some instances of her past violations. 


Prince William and his beautiful wife Kate Middleton were on a visit to Scotland during Mental Health Awareness week to attend engagements targeting causes they deem important, including mental health and homelessness.

On Wednesday, the couple was in Glasgow at the Wheatley Group organization. They witnessed firsthand how the organization is changing the lives of less fortunate people, including those on the verge of becoming homeless.

Prince William with his girlfriend Kate Middleton after his graduation ceremony at RAF Cranwell on April 11, 2008, in Cranwell, England | Source: Getty Images


A widespread problem William has dedicated a lot of time and resources to solve. They were invited to one of the newly built homes constructed by Wheatley Homes Glasgow, and they got to meet the live-in tenant Joanne Wales, mother to four-year-old Jason, who also happens to be the same age as Prince Louis. 

The boy got the honor of showing the visiting royals his Spider-Man and Hulk toys, and Kate replied:

"Louis our little boy loves Spider-Man too."

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their three children Prince George (left), Princess Charlotte (right) and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. | Source: Getty Images



Royals have a lot of strict rules they have to follow whenever they perform their public duties, some of which include; not getting caught displaying affection, accepting gifts fans present to them, and not discussing politics. 

On their trip to Glasgow, Prince William and Kate broke one of those rules on their Glasgow trip. It began when they arrived at the Wheatley Group, and the Duke and Duchess decided to stop and pose for a selfie with one lucky woman. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William pose for photos after confirming their engagement on November 16, 2010 | Source: Getty Images


The lady had been thrilled by the privilege, which saw her holding out her phone to take a selfie with the royals who stood behind her, smiling for the camera.

The Prince even went as far as lightly placing his arm around the lady's shoulder for the shot. Under usual circumstances, the royals would speak to fans before gradually moving down the line while declining pictures with their fans and taking care of their official duties.

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton on March 9, 2020, in London, England |Source: Getty Images



What happened in Glasgow has since made headlines; however, it is not the first time William and his wife have bent the royal rules to satisfy their whim at that moment.

For instance, she once revealed that while homeschooling their kids, they left out information about the Easter holidays, and in the past, Kate has been known to break royal dress codes, including that time she chose to wear colors brighter than the Queen's on a barge trip. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William at Kur Khan airbase ahead of their royal tour of Pakistan on October 14, 2019 | Source: Getty Images


There was also a time when people decided to wear black, which is generally discouraged because royals are only allowed to wear black when in mourning.

In fact, she has been known to wear black a couple of times, with the Alexander McQueen gown she wore to The Sun Military Awards in 2011 being one of the most unforgettable cases. 

Prince William and Duchess Kate at Kensington Palace on December 4, 2018, in London, England | Source: Getty Images



Since she was first seen with Prince Williams, Kate has had everyone's eyes on her, and in the years since they got married, she has grown to become a fashion icon whose endorsements make brands sell out in minutes.

Her wardrobe is mostly full of classic dresses, but now and then, Kate has been known to turn up in very expensive apparel.

One of them was her iconic wedding dress, valued at around $323,732, making it one of the most expensive wedding dresses ever made.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at RSS Discovery as part of an away day to the Scottish City on October 23, 2015 in Dundee, Scotland | Source: Getty Images


Another one was the Walker & Co sundress she wore when she attended a Wimbledon tennis match in 2017; the outfit reportedly cost at least $2,500, which is the lowest price a Catherine Walker dress is known to be sold for. 

Other expensive attires she has been pictured wearing include; a $10,000 Alexander McQueen gown, a classic Chanel tweed dress worth $10,891, and a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana coat which cost $2,781.