Clarence House Announce The Engagement Of Prince William To Kate MiddletonThe royal knees in question. Image courtesy of Getty

Queen Elizabeth has reportedly issued a royal (fashion) decree to Kate Middleton: She must cover her knees at all future engagements. According to the Mail on Sunday, Middleton will “deploy a couture wardrobe of day dresses with lower hemlines than she has previously favoured,” on her upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Duchess will have access to the Queen’s personal sartorial advisors, to make sure her wardrobe is befitting of her royal status.

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