Queen Camilla and Princess Kate’s battle over blue draws sniggers | Royal | News

Dresser to the Queen, Jacqui Meakin has slowly released her grip on who can wear the colour blue at the same time as Queen Camilla – but it must be a very different shade, a source claims.

The source tells Express.co.uk that the colour blue is particularly problematic for the senior royals‘ dressers because it’s a favourite of both Queen Camilla, 76, who was once named the second-best-dressed royal, and Kate, the Princess of Wales, 42.

„The Queen is now able to choose her outfits before all the other women in the Royal Family,“ the source said.

„It’s part of the royal pecking order and that includes the clothes and colour.

„Her Majesty’s favourite colour is blue and so is Kate’s. Sophie is also quite fond of it.“

„There was a time when Jacqui [Meakin] was a bit apprehensive to allow blue to be worn at the same time as the Queen, but she’s relaxed that now as long as the blues are very different shades.

„In the end, it all became a bit comical with all the ladies seeing the funny side.“

Meakin was put in charge of choosing outfits for the most senior woman in the Royal Family after taking over from the late Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly.

However, soon after taking up the role sources claimed she had quickly „ruffled a few feathers“ at Buckingham Palace by being too strict over outfit colour choices – most notably the colour blue.

A source said that Camilla’s long-time dresser was quite strict in enforcing the royal rule that Queen Camilla’s preferences come first.

That made Meakin the target of Palace sniggers but now everyone can see the funny side and it has become an „in-joke“.

Meakin becoming a target for Palace sniggers makes her the second dresser to the Queen in a row to be a controversial figure.

The late Queen Elizabeth’s stylist Angela Kelly was once one of the most powerful women in Buckingham Palace.

Nicknamed “AK-47” she was a firm favourite of the late Queen and one of her final companions before her death.

Meakin now not only holds the keys to the royal wardrobe but also to Queen Camilla’s jewels and most intimate secrets.

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