The Special Reason Why Prince William & Kate Middleton Wore Blue for Their Family’s Surprise TV Appearance

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children—Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis (2)—recently made a rare TV appearance, and we almost missed their special tribute to the U.K.’s NHS (National Health Service).

Last week, the entire Cambridge clan gathered outside their country estate, Anmer Hall, to honor healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. The royal family applauded caregivers while wearing matching royal blue outfits, and the footage was broadcast during BBC’s Big Night In special.

The ensembles paid a special tribute to the NHS, since blue is considered the organization’s official color. Who knew?!

During the appearance (full video below), Middleton wore the Ghost midi dress by John Lewis, which retails for £90 (about $111). Princess Charlotte opted for an adorable floral frock, and we’re slightly ashamed that she has a better wardrobe than us at the ripe age of 4.

As for the boys, Prince William wore a very similar outfit to Prince Louis, who turned 2 years old today. The proud dad opted for a light blue sweater, while the birthday boy donned a darker version. On the other hand, Prince George sported a button-down shirt and trousers (natch).

The appearance came just a few hours after the royal family released new portraits in honor of Prince Louis’s 2nd birthday. The pics were taken by Middleton and feature the toddler completing a rainbow art project.

Royal blue is most definitely their color.


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