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三级成人视频It’s a style dilemma that few of us had given serious thought to until just weeks ago, but now ‘groom for Zoom’ has become its own style category. Whether we’re making ourselves look presentable for work meetings or catch-ups with friends, styling it out for video conferencing comes with a fresh set of considerations. And the Duchess of Cambridge has already found her virtual style strategy.

In their first engagement via video conference, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dialled in to staff and pupils at Casterton Primary Academy on Wednesday. The children, whose parents are key workers, showed Kate and William their Easter crafting activities and later the royal couple took the opportunity to thank teachers for keeping the school open so that parents could assist in the fight against Covid-19. 

Despite the extraordinary circumstances, the call had all the hallmarks of a normal royal engagement - Kate was even presented with a virtual bouquet.  And her outfit was as carefully thought out as ever, proving that she has got to grips with grooming for Zoom as quickly as the rest of us

The duchess wore a mustard top for the call, accessorizing with a pair of Catherine Zoraida earrings with her hair pulled back in a half-up, half-down style. It was a simple but impactful combination which worked in a traditionally royal way, as well as for the new normal.

三级成人视频Kate continued her recent high street style streak, debuting a jumper by Zara. The bold egg yolk hue is striking and cheerful for a call to children while the clean silhouette works nicely on screen. Bright colours are a royal staple - chick yellow was a jolly and Easter-appropriate look, but reads even more powerfully via video. 

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a suit by M&S to visit the London Ambulance Service before lockdown began Credit: Getty

The knit is no longer available to buy but it was likely part of the duchess’s haul from the Spanish high street store from earlier in the year; in January, she wore an £89.99 pussy bow houndstooth dress for a visit to Bradford and in February, she chose a £39.99 red midi for engagements in Swansea. In March, she showed her support for the UK high street in a rose-pink suit from M&S.

Kate's wardrobe might be full of designer pieces but her decision to stick to affordable, high street pieces demonstrates a consciousness of the fragile economic situation and the financial difficulties which many families are facing. 

三级成人视频Any seasoned Zoom dresser will confirm that accessories are key. Kate’s statement £165 earrings by British jeweller Catherine Zoraida, which she debuted in February in Scotland, added just the right dose of pizzazz and were enhanced by her pulled-back hair. 

‘That’s a strong look,’ Prince William said to teachers who had donned Easter Bunny ears. But he could have said the same to his wife.  

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