Kate Middleton Debuts a New Handbag with a Romantic Backstory

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If there’s one thing we’ve observed about Kate Middleton, it’s that she sure knows how to accessorize. However, even though we like to consider ourselves rather observant when it comes to the details of her ensembles, we almost overlooked her latest purchase, which turns out to have a sweet meaning behind it.

On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a quick trip to London to view the final results of one of her biggest projects to dateHold Still, a photography exhibition that aims to reflect the feelings of everyone across the United Kingdom amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

And while the mother-of-three’s gorgeous red coat from Alexander McQueen had us distracted, we nearly didn’t notice the small accessory she carried on her arm: a new handbag by British designer Grace Han. Called the “Love Letter” handbag, the top-handle piece from one of Han’s latest collections of leather goods is simple, yet elegant.

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Grace Han

Inspired by romantic messages, the Love Letter bag ($1,893) features an envelope closure and clean lines. The brand's description reads: "Its distinctive envelope closure is an ode to love letters of the past, present and future." According to the website, the line of bags also includes large totes, backpacks, clutches and wallets.

Grace Han was so excited about the duchess’s new purchase that the brand’s official Instagram account shared a photo of Middleton sporting the acessory. "HRH The Duchess of Cambridge carrying her new Grace Han Love Letter bag," the caption read.

How romantic.