Kate Middleton is queen of style, according to the Queen

While the shops are awash with Diamond Jubilee and London inspired designs at the moment, the Duchess of Cambridge will be planning a more low-key, subtle approach to her wardrobe this weekend, as she gets set to join the Royal Family for the eagerly anticipated Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

With all eyes on the Queen, and what she will be wearing, fashion watchers will also be looking out to see what Kate chooses to sport on this extra special occasion.

Whatever she steps out in, it’s sure to get the royal seal of approval.

Her Majesty is said to be a big fan of Kate’s elegant style and she has praised her thrifty approach to her wardrobe, proud that she recycles outfits and isn’t afraid to combine high-street with designer labels.

As we all know, Kate loves a bargain and is often spotted rummaging through the sale racks looking for a quality find.

In an article dedicated to the Queen as she approaches her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Roy Strong, a royal historian, claims the monarch has praised the Duchess for her decision not to “spend, spend spend.”

Calling her majesty the “make-do-and-mend queen", he notes that the Queen is extremely fond of the Duchess and has praised her greatly photographed wardrobe.

The Queen will be looking forward to celebrating her 60 year reign in style, but one of her proudest moments was watching grandson Prince William marry Catherine, last year.

A courtier told The Mirror: “The Queen was so happy on the wedding day, she was practically skipping. Seeing her family full of joy but also seeing the public support and excitement touched her greatly.”

Her love and admiration for the Duke and Duchess has continued to grow as Kate has reignited interest in the family and has adapted well to the royal way of life – not an easy task.

The Queen is said to have been particularly impressed with the way the Duchess conducted herself during her first official overseas royal tour to Canada.

A source told the paper: “Canada is extremely important to the Queen and everyone was watching and wondering how Kate would do. Anyone entering the Royal Family has to work to build up trust and prove that they are committed and up to the job.

“So far, Kate has shown herself to be more than willing and more than capable.

“She is humble and keen to learn and the Queen likes that. She has grown very fond of her and recognises the impact she is having on the public.”

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