Prince William And Kate Middleton's Best Coordinated Looks

The royal family is a fickle operation, balancing between family and business. On the one hand, members of the firm are related to each other by either marriage or blood, and on the other are equal parts employees who work on behalf of the monarchy. With every public appearance they make, the members of the royal family push the messaging of the crown forward, with the younger royals attempting to modernize the firm's image and relatability. One such couple at the center of these efforts is Prince William and Princess Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales. Having been a central part of the firm for more than a decade, William and Catherine enjoy some of the highest approval ratings among their family members and are certainly some of the most talked about royals — much to King Charles III and Queen Camilla's disdain.

William and Catherine are young, vibrant, and relatively scandal-free members of the monarchy who certainly come across as more in touch with the public than the royals of the next generation. As mom and dad to three young children, they speak the language of parenthood and present a united front when interacting with the members of the public. And, amid all their appearances, William and Catherine have given royal watchers a number of coordinated outfits that are so pleasing to the eye. From William's tie complementing Catherine's dress, to full-on matching moments, these are the couple's best coordinated looks.

William and Catherine's matching ensembles at the coronation dazzled

To say that the coronation of King Charles III pulled out all the stops is an understatement. Despite original reports that the event would be toned down in recognition of Great Britain's cost of living crisis, the coronation was truly the sight to behold, and all the royal robes, garb, and regalia were dusted off and worn on the big day. As for Prince William and Princess Catherine, they wore their ceremonial robes for the actual coronation, adorned with symbols of their royal roles.

Catherine, specifically, donned a gorgeous dress for the occasion. Hinting back to her wedding dress, the Princess of Wales wore an ivory silk dress from designer Alexander McQueen that was adorned with symbolic embroidery. Foregoing a tiara, Catherine instead wore a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen silver floral headpiece, and her daughter, Princess Charlotte, wore a corresponding headband too — a truly adorable matching moment.

Meanwhile, William wore a dress uniform in step with the Welsh Guards, a nod to his newly appointed royal title of Prince of Wales. The couple's formal robes and mantels were not a perfect match for one another's, naturally, but they corresponded in a regal way that only the coronation would've allowed. The entirety of their appearance was truly a sight to see.

This throwback matching moment is too good to be true

Before she was the Princess of Wales — and before she was the Duchess of Cambridge — Catherine was simply known as Kate Middleton, the young college girl who stole the heart of arguably one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. Having met Prince William while attending St. Andrews University, Catherine played the waiting game — earning the nickname "Waity Katie" — and endured her and William's ups and downs before they eventually got engaged. When the couple got married on April 29, 2011, it seemed as though the entire world was watching.

Naturally, the couple sparked intrigue amid their first royal duties as a married pair, and this matching moment from July 5, 2011, is just too adorable. William and Catherine embarked on their first overseas trip together as working royals, going on a 12 day tour of North America and visiting Canada's most illustrious sights. The newlyweds were visiting Blatchford Lake in the Northwest Territories, specifically, when they were made honorary members of the Canadian Rangers. Pinning her new title to her cozy sweatshirt, William looked casual and effortless amid the visit, and Catherine donned a pair of leggings and flats. A far cry from the formal couple royal watchers have come to know, the then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge solidified just how adorable they are together.

They definitely didn't get pinched this St. Patrick's Day

Every kid has a story of going to school on St. Patrick's Day and getting pinched for not wearing green, but Prince William and Princess Catherine definitely got the memo in 2020. Just days before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world, William and Catherine traveled to Dublin, Ireland, and had an official meeting with Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach of Ireland, as part of their two day visit to the country. Having been requested by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to travel to Ireland, the royal couple made a number of public appearances and brought their dazzling smiles — and coordinated outfits — with them.

On the Irish day of celebration, William wore a classic suit coat, along with a crisp white collared shirt and a green tie with subtle white dots. Catherine, meanwhile, sported a graphic, high-neck blouse in varying shades of green and wore a gorgeous, emerald green pea coat. Not only did both couples sport the holiday's choice color, but Catherine's black headband tied into William's coat perfectly, and even the cuts of their outerwear mimicked one another. If that wasn't enough, the couple were perfectly synced with their waves to the crowd, both holding up their left hand as they greeted the Irish public. Talk about a perfectly coordinated moment.

The duo looked stunning in these matching outfits

Though they certainly come across as more relatable members of the royal family, Prince William and Princess Catherine certainly still have their moments where their regal ties come out in full force. Their appearance during the inaugural Commissioning Parade amid their 2022 tour to the Caribbean was one such appearance where royalty was definitely on display, and the duo looked stunning in their coordinated white ensembles.

William was in full military dress, his uniform adorned with medals and royal insignias. Catherine, meanwhile, donned a stunning white lace dress that featured a square neckline and quarter lengths sleeves, topping off the look with an ornate floral fascinator. Their appearance within the parade came as the couple honored service men and women from all corners of the Caribbean, and it was a sight to see.

Of course, many royal watchers know that even a coordinated outfit moment couldn't distract from the bad press the couple received amid the trip. Met with protestors on day one, William and Catherine's trip occurred as calls to remove the British monarchy and then-monarch Queen Elizabeth II as head of state got louder and louder. From the ongoing racial pressure of the time to Meghan Markle's own accusations against members of the family, University of London professor and Commonwealth Studies expert Philip Murphy told The Guardian of the trip, "You've got the makings of a perfect storm."

Will and Kate matched in their utility jackets during this 2021 outing

There's nothing cuter than a matching moment when it comes to Prince William and Princess Catherine, and even this casual look made it on the list. While on a week-long visit to Scotland in May 2021, the couple ventured to the European Marine Energy Center, taking a tour of the facility and speaking with locals. It's often while on the job that royal watchers see William and Catherine in more toned down looks, and this was no exception. Both donned a utility jacket for the outing — no doubt to brace the cold — and looked adorably coordinated while doing so. William's collared shirt and sweater poked through the top of his outer layer, whereas Catherine had her jacket zipped quite a ways up. She still managed to look effortlessly put together, with her hair in a half up, half down style and simple makeup.

The trip was certainly met with enthusiasm from locals, and schoolchildren swarmed to greet the royals during their marine center tour. In a video that quickly made it to Twitter, a little kid asked Catherine, "Are you the prince?" clearly referring to her husband. In a sweet moment of correction, she responded, "No, I'm not the prince, I'm the Duchess of Cambridge. Feel free to call me Catherine." This particular look clearly stands out for more than one sweet reason.

This touch of coordination was the perfect icing on the cake

Whenever Princess Catherine takes on a hosting opportunity, royal watchers know she is going to pull out all the stops. In 2021, she took on a new, certainly more heightened role that pushed her into the public eye unlike many other opportunities — she hosted Together At Christmas, the Christmas carol concert that was broadcast on ITV throughout the entirety of Great Britain — talk about pressure. Despite so many eyes being on her, Catherine remained cool, calm, and collected, taking to Instagram shortly beforehand to comment on the high-profile event.

"I'm so excited to be hosting Together at Christmas here at Westminster Abbey, a place that's really special to William and me," she wrote. "We wanted to say a huge thank you to all those amazing people out there who have supported their communities. We also wanted to recognize those whose struggles perhaps have been less visible too."

The couple rolled up to Westminster Abbey on December 8, 2021, looking incredibly coordinated. Catherine wore a stunning, crimson red dress with a bold bow detail on the collar, and William matched her with his tie option. To make the event even more memorable, Catherine got behind the piano herself and played a rendition of "For Those Who Can't Be Here" alongside Tom Walker. Is there anything this woman can't do?

All the Waleses were color coordinated for this outing

It was a family affair when Prince William, Princess Catherine, and their three children stepped out for Easter 2023. Walking to the Easter Matins Service held at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2023, the entire family were dressed to the nines — and the coordination between the five did not go unnoticed. Catherine — as the focal point of the family — was dressed in a stunning electric blue dress and hat, giving monochromatic regal chic. The fit was from a favorite designer of the princess's, Catherine Walker, and the look featured a corresponding clutch. Catherine kept things simple with a pair of nude pumps and classic makeup, and to say this look was everything is an understatement.

The rest of the family, however, were certainly not overlooked. William coordinated with his wife and wore a dark blue suit, adding a pop of color with his tie of choice. Prince George — the eldest of the three children — matched both his dad and mom in a dark blue suit and electric blue tie, and Princess Charlotte looked darling in a coat dress and a pair of blue tights. The little one — rambunctious Prince Louis who shares a close relationship with Catherine — looked adorable in his coat, tie, and light blue shorts. Stepping out for the service and absolutely killing the fashion game, the family of five knew just how to make a statement with their coordinated blue looks.

Catherine took a play out of her husband's book with this suit combo

It was a rare occasion to see Princess Catherine in anything but a dress/coat combination or a darling skirt — that was until she stepped up her style. Commenting on her fashion evolution, expert Rachel Burchfield asserted that it wasn't until Meghan Markle came onto the scene that Catherine revamped her wardrobe — and royal watchers have even seen the princess copy the Duchess of Sussex on more than one occasion.

"Meghan was coming into the fold so Kate felt the need to step her game up because Meghan has great style too," Burchfield said on "Royally Us" (via Express). "I think Kate so rarely misses when it comes to fashion and she's really figured out how to make fashion work for her." The Princess of Wales' appearance at the Ulster University Magee Campus on September 29, 2021, therefore, is a perfect example — she took cues from both the duchess and her husband, and busted out a bold pantsuit that was incredibly surprising to see.

Choosing the design from Emilia Wickstead, Catherine stunned in her outfit choice, pairing the look with a shoulder bag from designer Jaeger. The coordinated look with Prince William — whose own suit featured a deep hue and dark purple tie — looked professional and effortless. A pantsuit was also perfect for the occasion, as Catherine and William were meeting with medical students to discuss their work.

William and Catherine wore blue when introducing their first baby

First comes love, then marriage, then babies in the royal baby carriage. At least that was the path that Prince William and Princess Catherine followed, and just about two years after they tied the knot, the couple welcomed their first son, Prince George, on July 23, 2013. It was the baby news that the entire world was bracing for, especially considering just how awful Catherine's pregnancy was. Battling a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, the then-Duchess of Cambridge pulled back from public life quite a bit while pregnant with all three of her children, and she spoke about her experience while appearing on Giovanna Fletcher's "Happy Mum, Happy Baby" podcast in February 2020.

"[It was] utterly rotten. I was really sick. I wasn't eating the things I should be eating," Catherine said of her pregnancy. "Because it had been so bad during pregnancy, I actually really quite liked labour... Because actually it was an event that I knew there was going to be an ending to!"

Despite going through the wringer, Catherine stepped out of St. Mary's Hospital shortly after giving birth in 2013, wearing a darling blue and white polka dot dress and looking absolutely radiant. A proud William matched her in a blue collared shirt, and the new parents couldn't have appeared more in love with their little boy.

The Waleses turned out during this high-profile event in 2022

In the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death in September 2022, all eyes were on the royals. The queen had been a constant presence for decades, and adjusting to a world without her certainly felt strange — not to mention the personal loss that the royal family had to come to terms with. Just a few short months later, the holidays rolled around, and Princess Catherine took the helm while planning the Christmas carol concert broadcast throughout the nation. Dubbed "Together At Christmas," the event was filmed for ITV and was spearheaded by Catherine — clearly, the pressure was on.

Catherine took to Instagram shortly beforehand with additional explanation behind the event's theme. "This year's service is dedicated to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to all those who are sadly no longer with us," Catherine said. "While Christmas will feel very different this year, we can still remember the memories and traditions we shared. Take time to slow down and celebrate with family and friends all the wonderful things that make Christmas so special."

Walking up to Westminster Abbey with the family in tow, William, Catherine, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte pulled out all the stops and coordinated in maroon ensembles, clearly putting forth a united — and fashion forward — front. Catherine and Charlotte looked like a mother-daughter carbon copy, William's tie matched Catherine's dress, and George was the spitting image of his dad. 

The couple were all business with this coordinated look

Talk about a power move. All eyes were on Prince William and Princess Catherine in November 2022, as they set out from Great Britain and traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, for the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony. A key part of William's work advocating for the environment, the Earthshot Prize Ceremony gave royal watchers a whole week's worth of looks to pour over, and the couple really didn't disappoint when they touched down at Logan International Airport.

Walking down the stairs looking like they hadn't just gotten off of an eight hour flight, William and Catherine dazzled in coordinated suits, with Catherine's choice to wear a pantsuit certainly not going unnoticed. Her ensemble in particular was made up of an Alexander McQueen jacket and pant duo, and she paired the cigarette-style pants with a pair of navy heels from Gianvito Rossi. Keeping the jewelry to a minimum, Catherine donned a pair of sapphire earrings.

William, meanwhile, looked dapper in a fitted suit, and the dark hue present in his tie complimented Catherine's look perfectly. Clearly putting a united front forward — given that this was their first trip to the United States since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved back to California — the couple proved that they were ready to get down to business.

The prince and princess were all smiles during this matching moment

There's nothing better than a playful royal from an optics standpoint, and Prince William and Princess Catherine were all smiles on St. Patrick's Day in 2023. Not only did they have a matching sprig of green moment, but the day included a very symbolic passing of the baton that did not go unnoticed. Attending the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17, 2023, Catherine inspected the troops as the incoming colonel of the Regiment for the very first time. The outgoing colonel was none other than William himself, and the entire event saw the two royals gleefully fulfilling their duties while interacting with one another.

For the occasion, William pulled out all the stops and wore his military dress, adoring his hat with a sprig of clovers. Catherine, meanwhile, looked incredible in a teal look by Catherine Walker & Co. that incorporated military uniform elements, such as the sharp shoulders and stiff collar. Her sprig of clovers — matching her husband's — was genuinely attached to her coat dress with a small detail. To the side of the coat's buttons was a small loop of fabric, matching Catherine's coat exactly. The loop served as a placeholder for the shamrock — and as an easy target for the guardsman who pinned it on her lapel — and ensured that her coat wasn't weighed down. Genius.

William and Catherine matched in outfit and pose during this appearance

They say that it's only a matter of time before you pick up on your spouse's behavior and vice-versa, and this appearance by Prince William and Princess Catherine certainly seals that fate. While on their Caribbean tour in March 2022, the pair visited the British Army Training Support Unit (BATSUB) jungle training facility, and dressed appropriately in cargo-inspired shirts and pants. While at the facility, William and Catherine sat alongside service personnel and enjoyed conversation — though we're not sure if they realized just how in sync they were with one another. Not only did their outfits complement one another in style and hue, but their body language was incredibly similar. From the direction they looked in, to the way they moved their arm at the same time, to the stance they fell into naturally while seated, these two couldn't have looked more coordinated.

Commenting on their body language while on the controversial tour, expert Judi James told Express that William and Catherine clearly indicated through their physical interactions that they respected one another.

"Their ... posture ... is almost identical, but with a special gap between them suggests two even-status royals that, as well as being a royal 'power couple', are also pretty powerful as individuals in their own right," James said, before noting Catherine's special brand of confidence that has erupted since being on the royal scene.