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3. Her Dress With No Tights
The Duchess has also skipped out on pantyhose for a few occasions, choosing to keep the focus on her colorful frocks.

When it comes to royal protocol, there is much disagreement whether the duchess is breaking the queen's rules with these style moves. "You never see a royal without their nude stockings," royal expert Victoria Arbiter told Insider. "I would say that's really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires."

On the other side of the spectrum, Middleton sometimes skips the nude hose and opts for darker hued tights instead. Much in the same way how nude nail polish is preferred by the queen, nude tights are seen as more suitable. But every so often, especially during winter, Middleton steps out in black hose. 

In Nov. 2019, Middleton arrived in Norfolk to open the Nook Children’s Hospice, and she wore a magenta skirt suit by Oscar de la Renta with black suede Gianvito Rossi heels. She connected the pink outfit with the black heels with a pair of black opaque tights.   

But as previously mentioned, some experts disagree whether the tights protocol is a hard and fast rule, or just the queen's preference. Queen Elizabeth comes from a different time after all, when upper class women rarely saw it acceptable to step out in bare or colorful legs. Alexandra Messervy, chief executive of The English Manner, told InStyle that the royals are “at liberty to choose whatever color tights they wish, and indeed often opaque colors work well with outfits”.

“I think the only reason they have chosen ‘nude’ in recent years is because they have become so much more fashionable, and the ‘bare legs’ look became the craze,” she added.