Kate Middleton might be one of the best dressed royals in the UK, but she’s found herself in a spot of trouble over her latest choice of accessory.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spied out today at Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Service, with mum-of-two Kate looking lovely in a grey lace applique grey coat by Erdem, grey courts and a large grey hat by milliner John Boyd.
But this wasn’t the outfit that got Kate into trouble. In fact, it was her recent attire for her, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s family ski trip to the French Alps.
Because whilst we were cooing over the cute family holiday snaps, PETA UK were not pleased to see the Duchess wearing a pair of £295 Restelli Guanti gloves – rumoured to be lined with possum fur.
‘If the gloves are indeed made of real fur, we’ll be contacting Kate, who we imagine is unaware that possums killed for their fur are often caught in bone-crushing steel-jaw traps,’ Mimi Bekhechi, the director of PETA U.K., told E! News.
‘Animals who are not killed outright by these devices can endure horrific injuries and languish for days before eventually dying of hunger, thirst or blood loss.
‘Some trapped animals, especially mothers desperate to return to their young, chew through their limbs in a frantic attempt to escape. Since so many humane, warm and fashionable fabrics are readily available, there’s no need to wear fur possum or otherwise.’
Eep. Considering the royal family has always been extremely active in conservationism and the preservation of our planet, we’re sure they’ll be releasing a statement in response in due course…