Princess Kate is every inch a future queen in spectacular scarlet outfit and ruby heels

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England. King Charles is hosting Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee on a state visit from November 21-23. It is the second incoming state visit hosted by the King during his reign. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The Prince and Princess of Wales put on a united front to greet President Yoon Suk Yeol and the First Lady at their hotel in London as the South Korea state visit gets underway.

Looking every inch a future Queen, Princess Kate, 41, reigned supreme in monochromatic red. The royal's cherry ensemble consisted of a billowing cape dress designed by Catherine Walker, characterised by an oversized bow adorned across the neckline.

The mother-of-three teamed her festive get-up with ruby red heels and a magnificent hat perched effortlessly on her neat, balletic chignon.

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The Princess stood out in scarlet at Horse Guards Parade (Chris Jackson)

Prince William matched his wife's regal aesthetic in a suave navy suit, complementing the romantic red tones in her outfit by adding a simple silk tie in the same hue.

Princess Kate and Prince William's coordinated dressing

Fans have been quick to notice the royal power couple coordinating their outfits on a number of occasions, from their iconic festive red moment at the Princess of Wales' Together at Christmas concerts, to Prince William subtly matching his ties to Princess Kate's dresses.

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Prince William and Princess Kate posed for a photograph with South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee (Getty Images)

HELLO! previously spoke to elationship consultant Mairead Molloy for her expert intel on the Prince and Princess of Wales' calculated colour coordination.

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Princess Kate looked radiant in red (James Whatling)

"Mirroring your partner's fashion choices is related to having a keen sense of empathy, and signifies a high level of happiness and content within a relationship," says Mairead. "It can also be a signifier of a special bond between a couple."

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"Harmonious dressing can be a subconscious occurrence that typically happens about six months into a relationship," explained Mariead, who credited a desire to be "closer to our partner" as a reason behind the sartorial switch.

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William and Kate often colour co-ordinate their outfits (Getty)

The sartorial synergy between the royals could also signify their unity as senior royals, putting in the foundations for their future roles as King and Queen.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales twinning in waterproof coats (Getty)

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The Prince and Princess of Wales' appearance in Westminster this morning comes before a glittering reception due to be held at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening.


With a white tie dress code, royal watchers can expect the likes of Princess Kate and Queen Camilla to embrace regality in glittering gowns and tiaras from the royal collection.