If you’ve been keeping up with Kate Middleton (as we all have) for the past few weeks, you may have noticed some small yet bold changes in her day-to-day style. Exhibit A: this sparkling dress she sported at a music hall in Belfast on February 27. The Duchess isn’t making these style choices on her own, though. She has her new stylist, former British Vogue editor Virginia Chadwyck-Healey, to thank.
Virginia (or, “Ginnie,” according to her Instagram) is replacing Kate’s former stylist, Natasha Archer, while she’s on maternity leave. Middleton and Chadwyck-Healey have been friends for quite some time. They both attended St. Andrew’s University to study art history and the pair both met their husbands, Prince William and Oliver Chadwyck-Healey, at university as well. (Ummm, hello...friendship goals.)
After graduating, Chadwyck-Healey worked as an editor at British Vogue for 12 years. Yup, pretty impressive.
“She has made a big difference to the Duchess’s wardrobe for public engagements and has helped give her a whole new sense of confidence,” a royal source told Daily Mail. “Ginnie is Catherine's secret weapon.”