July 1 of last year marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme, the largest and bloodiest battle of World War 1. (By the end, 1.5 million soldiers had lost their lives.) To commemorate this sad centenary, members of the royal family went to France for the ceremony. Prince William and Prince Harry were there, and so was Kate Middleton, looking somber but extremely elegant as usual.
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But royal trend watchers were quick to spot that the Duchess was wearing a VERY unusual accessory. Besides the black-and-white coat and black pillbox hat, she had on something that may prove to be a huge hit come fall: a hairnet.
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Yes, a hairnet, which kept her very stylish (and intricate) bun in place on a very windy day. Think this old-fashion look will become a must-have? If it's on Kate, we say yes! Now see the photos in the gallery below for more of Kate's unexpected fashion successes.
The Duchess kicked off a royal tour of India in this pastel, flowing number--and she played cricket in it! via Facebook