Although Kate Middleton isn’t the queen just yet—my bestie Lizzy is still kicking, and then it’s Camilla’s turn—she may have found a new title in the meantime: Queen of Polka Dots.
During the 2022 Wimbledon tennis tournament in England, the Duchess of Cambridge wore polka dots all week long. Frankly, it’s Middleton’s signature print at this point, and it works. I’m not sure if there’s some royal insignia or intricate family crest that comes along with her new unofficial title, but what I do know is that polka dots are one of fashion’s favorite trends this summer. The print has been around for decades, most prominently rising to pop culture consciousness with the sweeping, tea-length dresses from iconic American sitcoms in the 1950s like I Love Lucy. Regardless of her inspo, Kate Middleton’s polka dots have won me over.
Below, see some of the Duchess of Cambridge’s best bespotted style moments: