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Kate minus the HRH – What might have been

Kate minus the HRH – What might have been

As I get older, I find my mind drifting often to the “what if I had…” daydream every now and again. What if I had married someone different, what if I had picked up and moved across the world, what if I had married my high school sweetheart… All valid questions one asks, but I imagine one that Kate also finds herself asking – despite her obvious good fortune in how her life has progressed.

What would life be like for Kate if she had chosen to go separate ways from William when they broke up in 2007? I imagine that after long and exhausting days of being scrutinized for every move and after vacations with privacy intrusions becoming the norm that this may be something Kate’s mind shifts to. What would life be like for Kate if she had not become HRH Catherine?

The easiest and most obvious answer is to look to her sister, Pippa. Pippa has had the same childhood and been raised the same way as Kate and while looking at her now also accounts for her sister’s social status, looking at her method of dress and style belies someone with more freedom than Kate and therefore someone we can only imagine how she might dress if the tides were different. Kate and Pippa not only share a close sisterly bond, but also have been reported to share clothes and looking at their styles obviously share the same tastes. While Pippa can get away with more “adventurous” styles than Kate, there are unmistakable similarities.

The social circles the girls run in is also very similar, sharing friends and acquaintances. Often pictured attending weddings together before Kate’s Royal title, it’s not inconceivable to think Kate would have continued to run around the same circles – I’m sure often finding herself face to face with William

This is why, if you’re looking for a glimpse into what Kate might have been like before the HRH title, it’s logical to look at her sister. It’s also a great source of fashion inspiration as Pippa often wears fun and fresh clothing which is affordable and attainable for all of us non-HRH types.

If you’re not familiar with Pippa, be sure to check out friend of WWKD Carly’s Pippa blog.

What do you think? What would Kate have been like if it weren’t for her HRH title?

Wardrobe Wednesday : Kate’s Mint Velvet Plimsolls

Wardrobe Wednesday : Kate’s Mint Velvet Plimsolls

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How to Become a Princess : Raising Prince George’s Future Wife

How to Become a Princess : Raising Prince George’s Future Wife

When Prince George was born last summer, you’ll probably remember the hours spent watching those infamous doors at the Lindo Wing or the celebrations around the world at the birth of a new heir. Other people, such as a dear friend of mine, remember his birthday for completely different reasons – the birth of herContinue Reading

Antiquing with Kate

Antiquing with Kate

Last weekend, we were excited to hear news of Kate out and about, even more excited with  the announcement of her whereabouts which we excitedly shared on the WWKD Facebook page: While Kate has been spotted before browsing for antiques, we can this time discern from the location that she was shopping for rugs at Knight’sContinue Reading

Cyber Monday like Kate

Cyber Monday like Kate

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Kate Favorites: One Back in Stock and One on Sale!

Kate Favorites: One Back in Stock and One on Sale!

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A Kate Inspired Gift Guide

A Kate Inspired Gift Guide

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Introducing the Limited Edition Royal Beauty Box

Introducing the Limited Edition Royal Beauty Box

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HRH Prince George Stamps

HRH Prince George Stamps

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Designer’s Muse : Kate & Diane von Furstenberg

Designer’s Muse : Kate & Diane von Furstenberg

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A Replikate DIY Project : Kate Shopping Shawl

A Replikate DIY Project : Kate Shopping Shawl

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Royal Baby Photos of the Past

Royal Baby Photos of the Past

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Wardrobe Wednesday : Issa for Banana Republic

Wardrobe Wednesday : Issa for Banana Republic

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The Arrival of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge: A Recap

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