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Kate and Meghan generate £300,000 a year in increased clothes sales, claims new documentary

Meghan and Kate are known for creating a fashion frenzy with everything they wear… but apparently it’s another royal who has caught the eye of the fashion press with her style. 

Secrets of the Royal Wardrobe, which aired last night on Channel 5, claimed that Vogue editor Edward Enninful is a huge fan of the Duchess of Cornwall’s style, and even wants to secure her as his next royal cover-star.   

If it comes to pass, Camilla would be following in the footsteps of her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was British Vogue’s centenary cover star in April 2016.

 

Style icon? Edward Enninful, editor of Vogue, pictured sat next to the Duchess of Cornwall at London Fashion Week in February. The style guru is apparently desperate to get Camilla on the cover of the fashion bible, according to a new Channel 5 documentary

The hour-long documentary, Secrets of the Royal Wardrobe, which aired on Channel 5 on Saturday saw Camilla praised for her sartorial choices, with one expert saying Kate often followed the Duchess of Cornwall's lead when it came to fashion

The hour-long documentary, Secrets of the Royal Wardrobe, which aired on Channel 5 on Saturday saw Camilla praised for her sartorial choices, with one expert saying Kate often followed the Duchess of Cornwall’s lead when it came to fashion

The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex create a fashion frenzy every time they step out in a new outfit and are said to boost fashion industry sales by around £300,000 a year. Pictured: Kate and Meghan attending the Christmas Day service at Sandringham in December 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex create a fashion frenzy every time they step out in a new outfit and are said to boost fashion industry sales by around £300,000 a year. Pictured: Kate and Meghan attending the Christmas Day service at Sandringham in December 2018

Let's talk fashion: Kate chatting with Enninful at the National Portrait Gallery in March this year

Let’s talk fashion: Kate chatting with Enninful at the National Portrait Gallery in March this year

Royal correspondent Emily Andrews said: ‘Edward Enninful, who’s the new editor of Vogue, adores Camilla, he thinks she’s the best-dressed royal,’ she said.

Andrews, who starred along with other royal experts in the Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Royal Wardrobe, revealed that Enninful admired Camilla’s sense of style.

She went on: ‘He thinks she’s gorgeous and he wants to put her on the cover of Vogue.’

Camilla wouldn’t be the first royal to grace the cover of Vogue, as both Kate Middleton and Princess Diana have taken on the iconic magazine.   

New Vogue editor Edward Ennifel is said to admire Camilla's style, and wants her to be the next royal to grace the cover of the iconic magazine

New Vogue editor Edward Ennifel is said to admire Camilla’s style, and wants her to be the next royal to grace the cover of the iconic magazine 

Camilla is said to be much happier in jeans and wellies than she is dressing up for royal events, and tends to opt for similar style outfits

Camilla is said to be much happier in jeans and wellies than she is dressing up for royal events, and tends to opt for similar style outfits 

The Duchess of Cambridge graced the cover of Vogue in June 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of British Vogue. 

Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery collaborated on the series of striking photographic portraits which show a dressed-down and casual Kate relaxing in the countryside. 

Shot in the Norfolk countryside and styled by Vogue Fashion Director Lucinda Chambers, the photographs captured the Duchess relaxed and happy, dressed down in casual clothes.

Kate followed in the footsteps of Princess Diana, who graced the cover of Vogue four times, shot by Patrick Demarchelier in July 1994 and December 1991 and in August 1981 when she was photographed by Lord Snowdon.

Claudia Joseph suggested that Camilla, like Kate, was 'much happier in jeans and wellies' than in a posh frock. Pictured: The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Newborough Beach in North Wales

Claudia Joseph suggested that Camilla, like Kate, was ‘much happier in jeans and wellies’ than in a posh frock. Pictured: The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Newborough Beach in North Wales

For the 1981 issue, the cover featured a then Lady Diana Spencer, with the magazine entitled, ‘The Day of the Wedding’, published before Charles and Diana’s wedding.

She also appeared on the cover posthumously in October 1997, when a photograph taken from 1994 was used for a special tribute issue to mark her death two months earlier. 

Valentino, Mario Testino, Manolo Blahnik and John Galliano were among the fashion figures who used the magazine to pay tribute to the Princess.

At the time, a spokesperson for the Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘Since 1916, Vogue has been a leading champion of British portraiture.

‘The Duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to some of the most renowned photographers in this country’s history.’

Camilla was described as a 'classic plain dresser', who knows what suits her and tends to stick with it. Pictured: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends The Olivier Awards 2019 at The Royal Albert Hall

Camilla was described as a ‘classic plain dresser’, who knows what suits her and tends to stick with it. Pictured: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends The Olivier Awards 2019 at The Royal Albert Hall

Calling Camilla’s style ‘classic, royal expert Ingrid Stewart said: ‘She is a classic good plain dresser.’ 

Whilst she opts for fairly classic outfits for royal occasions, she suggested Camilla and Kate had similar attitudes towards style. 

Kate Middleton, who grew up in the English countryside of Berkshire, shares Camilla’s love for a classic informal outfit. 

Royal author Claudia Joseph explained: ‘Camilla, like Kate, is much happier in jeans and wellies playing with her grandchildren and dogs than she is in posh frocks.’ 

It is said that Camilla and Kate share similarities in the way they approach dressing, and would rather dress down in practical jeans than opt for fancy frocks

It is said that Camilla and Kate share similarities in the way they approach dressing, and would rather dress down in practical jeans than opt for fancy frocks 

She went on that say that when Camilla does dress up, she likes to keep it traditional with tailored dresses that she knows will suit her shape. 

‘She wears quite traditional clothing, elegant, tailored, not showing too much flesh. ‘

Roy Allen has been dressing Camilla for the past 14 years, and revealed he always sticks to the same shape in order to accentuate her waist. 

He said the Duchess of Cornwall knows what made he feel and look good, and tends to opt for similar options for a variety of royal events. 

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