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Over the course of the Royal tour in Canada, we’ve seen Kate Middleton wear bright blue, emerald green, and vibrant crimson at public engagements. And while the red might be a nod to the host country, we think there could be another reason behind her bold, colourful outfits. She’s wearing them to stand out from the crowd.

In fact, it’s something she learned from the Queen.

In the documentary The Queen at 90, Sophie, Countess of Wessex explains her mother-in-law’s penchant for rainbow shades. “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen,'” she said.

“Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, ten, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen’s hat as she went past.”

Robert Hardman, the Queen’s biographer, even quoted her once as saying, “I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.”

Now that may be unnecessarily modest of Queen Elizabeth, but the sentiment is much appreciated by fans and subjects hoping to get a once-in-a-lifetime look at Her Royal Majesty.

And as William and Kate have been drawing adoring crowds throughout Canada, it’s certainly advice well-taken.

From: Town & Country