British monarchy’s fashion mantle passes to younger generation

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By Mimosa Spencer and Richa Naidu PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – The death of Queen Elizabeth II marks a shift in the relationship between fashion and the British monarchy, with younger members of the royal family, notably Catherine, Princess of Wales, likely taking on a greater public role. The late queen had a precise fashion formula – elegant coats, trim hats and square-heeled shoes shaped her familiar silhouette, as well as her handbag, which became a symbol of stability. “The Queen was aware of how useful a tool style was to help convey her image as monarch,” said Alicia Healey, who worked in t…

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