Kate Middleton's Favorite Handbags Have Been All Over the World
With the endless speculation about Kate's picture-perfect hairstyle, her jewels, and the thickness of her eyebrows, it's sometimes easy to forget one of the really important things: she also has a fabulous collection of handbags! Whether it's the tiniest of box clutches at a black tie event or a roomy tote big enough for an assortment of essentials, the duchess truly has a bag for every occasion. Here we take a peek at every tote she has carried since she became an HRH. Now if only we knew what she kept inside them . . .
If there was a bag-version of Kate's trusty L.K. Bennett 'Sledge' pumps, it would be the L.K. Bennett 'Natalie' clutch. The versatile straw box bag has been all around the world with the duchess.
Kate's favorite Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' style in beige snakeskin at Wimbledon in 2011.
The Russell and Bromley '5th Avenue' for a Buckingham Palace garden party in 2013.
The taupe L.K. Bennett 'Avona' is popular with the duchess.
A favorite holdall is Tod's 'Sacca Hobo.'
The Diane von Furstenberg leopard-print 'Lytton' has popped up on many occasions.
A newer addition to Kate's wardrobe is the Russell and Bromley 'Curvy' — seen here at her arrival to India in 2016.
The duchess chose the L.K. Bennett 'Nina' for a Vogue exhibition earlier this year.
Also in India, Kate showcased her sand-colored Mulberry 'Bayswater.'
The Anya Hindmarch straw 'Fan' was debuted in Canada in 2011.
The Duchess’s namesake 'Kate' bag by Jaeger has become a favorite.
The Anya Hindmarch 'Marano' on St. Patrick's Day 2011.
Mulberry's 'Polly Push' bag at the beginning of Kate's Canada tour in 2011.
It was custom Jenny Packham for the Our Greatest Team Rises Olympic event in 2012.
Custom Jenny Packham again for a Bollywood celebration in India this year.
Kate chose Oroton's 'Odeion' while she was in Australia in 2014.
The navy suede L.K. Bennett 'Frome' in Glasgow in 2014.
The trusty Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' — this time in navy — at Bletchley Park in 2014.
Kate's Jaime Mascaro ribbon clutch has been a favorite since before she was married.
The Mulberry 'Bayswater' is another favorite, seen here at the Anna Freud Centre in 2015.
The Anya Hindmarch 'Maude' clutch had one of its first outings for a visit with the Obamas in 2011.
Kate has the 'Muse' by Stuart Weitzman in four different colors — seen here in black for a visit to Copenhagen in 2011.
The Jenny Packham 'Roxy' was chosen for a state visit from the president of Singapore in 2014.
Vintage Magid for an Action on Addiction event in 2014.
A newer addition to Kate's clutch collection is this satin Prada number, which Kate chose for a Sportsaid dinner earlier this year.
Kate chose the Jimmy Choo 'Ubai' for a BAFTA reception in LA in 2011.
At a state banquet in Malaysia 2012, it was the Wilbur and Gussie 'Charlie.'
Kate has carried this beaded vintage clutch on many occasions.
The Jenny Packham 'Mini Casa' at the Spectre premiere in 2015.
The Prada 'Raso' has been a favorite of Kate's since before she was married. Seen here at an EACH fundraiser earlier this year.
The Alexander McQueen pink snakeskin clutch was chosen by Kate for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards in 2014.
Kate chose the Alexander McQueen 'Wicca' mini satchel for the launch of The Royal Princess cruise ship in 2013.
The Victoria Beckham 'Quincy' at Wimbledon this year.
Kate's favorite Emmy 'Natasha' bag in pale gray for the Commonwealth Service earlier this year.
The Hobbs 'Somerton' at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada, in 2011.
The Tod's 'D-Bag' at the rugby in 2015.
Another Emmy clutch, another shade . . . The 'Natasha' in dark gray at the African Cats premiere in 2012.
Kate favored her pale gray Alexander McQueen for a trip to Uluru in 2014.
The Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' in chocolate brown at Rose Hill Primary School in 2012.
The Emmy 'Natasha' in chocolate brown at The Cheltenham Festival in London.
The Mulberry 'Bayswater' in a berry shade at a state reception for the Chinese president in 2015.
It was the Gucci Monogram 'Horsebit' clutch at the rugby in 2012.
Kate has brought her classic red velvet Alexander McQueen clutch out on many occasions.