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What the Royals Wear When They're Expecting

With the news of a royal pregnancy, Esquire bravely tackles the burning question at the forefront of the nation's mind: what will Prince William wear when the child's born? Esquire looks through the archives.

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It's the big conundrum; do you change your style after childbirth? Even with an army of nannies, it's difficult to look regal whilst fending off drool, sick (or worse) from your beloved progeny.

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It's a question Prince William will ask himself and we're sure that, above all else, it's the biggest question on his mind right now. We think he could take a few tips from his relatives, which is why we've pointed out the two best examples of royal style after childbirth.

 

The Grandfather 

Known worldwide for his unswerving devotion to his Queen (as well as the occasional off-colour bon mot), Prince Philip has always been a stylish fellow. For proof, see this picture above. The double-breasted blazer is resolutely fifties, but that's no bad thing. The high closure of the jacket lends itself well to avoiding drool on a white shirt.

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The Father

The '80s weren't kind to many people, style-wise, but Prince Charles almost gets it right here (bear with us). Layering is always a strong move when handling infants, and the cardigan he's opted for is easy to both remove and wash. The colour isn't appalling, but probably needs someone with a little more panache than Charles to pull it off successfully.

What to take from both examples

Hi, Will (we're sure you're reading this). Both your dad and granddad had similar ideas - wear something that'll protect you from drool - but Charles is a little more on point. These days a double breasted blazer will seem a bit much in front of the newborn, and give you the look of a father who shakes his son's hand before bed and makes him call him 'sir'. So take a page out of your dad's book and wear a cardigan (we suggest this SNS Herning number, below) over a coloured shirt. For trousers we suggest Outlier chinos, which are waterproof (and other-things-proof, too).

 

Cardigan:

endclothing.co.uk/ | £179.00

Trousers:

shop.outlier.cc/ | £117.00

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