Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have been taking on more royal engagements as Queen Elizabeth slowly delegates duties to her son Prince Charles and her grandchildren. A she steps into her 10th year of marriage to the prince, Middleton’s sartorial choices seem to have matured too . Always elegant and sophisticated, she’s also known to be economical, occasionally repeating outfits and often championing local brands. Kate’s wardrobe has often been praised by royal style watchers for managing to embody both the traditional and the contemporary. In May, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a royal tour to Scotland, including a visit to St Andrews, where the couple first met. Kate once again turned the spotlight onto British brands such as Erdem, Temperley London, Emmy London and Métier London, as well as international high-street labels like Zara and Massimo Dutti. Here’s what worked – and what didn’t. How do you speak to Queen Elizabeth and other British royals? A guide to royal etiquette On day four of the royal tour, Middleton’s look was centred around an aqua blue coat dress from Catherine Walker, coupled with a pair of Rebecca Riviera suede pumps from Emmy London, and finished with a blue topaz pendant from British fine jewellery brand Kiki McDonough. The Duchess sported a navy, embossed Multrees Chain Wallet from Strathberry, a Scotland-based brand Meghan Markle often carries too. 8 reasons why Meghan Markle deserves a break: is it time to show Prince Harry’s wife some love? In late May, the Duchess met the five-year-old cancer patient Mila Sneddon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. For the occasion, Kate chose an outfit to match Sneddon’s baby pink princess dress. She stepped out in a pastel pink silk shirt dress from Me+Em, which is priced at US$635. She accessorised the look with a skinny belt from contemporary British brand Boden, and a pair of pink pointed-toe pumps from Emmy London, a label she often sports. Dazzle like Kate Middleton with these 5 jewellery pieces by Cartier, Graff, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet and Boucheron On her royal tour to the Orkney Islands, Kate went for a tone-on-tone camel look, re-wearing her wool coat from Massimo Dutti over a knitwear top from Temperley London. She gave a sartorial nod to Scotland by adding a tartan scarf from artisanal Scottish brand DC Dalgliesh. On the first day of her official tour to the highlands, Kate went high street with her fashion choices, donning a double-breasted jacket from Zara and a pleated skirt from UK’s Hope Fashion, which both cost less than US$140. She added a splash of alternative colour with two luxury accessories – a suede handbag from Métier London and a pair of pumps from Italian shoemaker Gianvito Rossi she’d been spotted in before. What is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s birth plan? On day three, during a visit to the University of St Andrews, Middleton opted for marine-style fashion, meeting students in a black twill double breasted blazer with gold buttons from British tailoring brand Holland Cooper, and a striped jumper from English fashion designer Erdem. And we loved her white Esplar Bicolor trainers from Veja – a label Meghan Markle also adores since she’s worn her pair on several outings with Prince Harry. The trainers, which costs US$120 and are made from recycled material including organic cotton, vegetable-tanned leather and recycled plastic bottles, won plenty of fans on social media too. What if Princess Diana were still alive? Singaporean artist imagines the British royal in scenes with Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton in emotional new artworks The Duchess of Cambridge also got vaccinated this spring, and offered a jab of fashion inspiration too. She appeared in an effortlessly casual combo of white top (from H&M) and blue jeans by millennial-favourite & Other Stories. The humble look is one of the most relaxed that we’ve seen from Middleton in recent months, and was a refreshing departure from her usual gala gowns and tailored outfits. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .