- Natasha Archer, Kate Middleton’s stylist and personal assistant, has received a Royal Victorian Order for her contributions to the royal family. Her investiture took place yesterday at Buckingham Palace, according to Town & Country.
- According to the British Royal Family’s website, the Royal Victorian Order is a personal gift from the sovereign that’s “awarded to those who have served The Queen or the monarchy in a particular way.”
- After the ceremony, Archer’s husband Chris Jackson, who happens to be a royal photographer, posted adorable pictures of her wearing her medal while posing with their son.
Over the years, Kate Middleton has cemented her status as a royal fashion icon, showing her range from ladylike skirt suits to princess-like gowns, while mixing high and low fashion pieces. The Duchess of Cambridge’s enviable looks are due in part to her long-time fashion stylist and personal assistant Natasha Archer, who has reportedly been working with the duchess since 2007, according to Town & Country. After years of working with the duchess, Archer was rewarded with a prestigious honor: her appointment to the Royal Victorian Order.
Archer’s husband Chris Jackson—a royal photographer with whom she shares a son—shared two darling images of the honoree to his Instagram profile. “Could not be more proud of this one! – forcing her to wear it through lunch! #MVO,” he captioned a headshot of his wife standing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
She wore a navy and white polka dot dress, gold and purple gemstone earrings, and an extra wide headband that kept her straight blonde hair out of her face. Beauty-wise, Archer’s mauve eye makeup and lipstick perfectly complemented her refined outfit.
After the ceremony wrapped, Archer had a meal at The Goring Hotel with Jackson and their four-month-old baby boy Theo, according to Mirror. “Evidence! (Forced her to wear it all through lunch),” Jackson captioned a photograph of his wife grinning while still sporting her covetable medal. She held their son, Theo, in her arms and he looked equally delighted to pose with his mother.
The the queen recently appointed Kate Middleton with a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on her eighth wedding anniversary to Prince William. Her new ranking is extremely prestigious because it is the highest rank the sovereign can bestow upon someone for their personal services to the sovereign.