People.com Royals Proof That Kate Middleton Wears Tartan Better Than Any Royal Kate is mad about plaid! By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 28, 2021 12:59 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kate Middleton. Photo: Pool/Max Mumby/Getty; Karwai Tang/WireImage; Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty 01 of 08 Prince William and Kate Middleton. Kensington Palace via Getty Kate Middleton broke the rule of not wearing tartan past the holiday season to wish hospital workers in Scotland (tartan is closely associated with the country) a happy Burns Night alongside Prince William in January. 02 of 08 Kate Middleton. Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Kate rocked a patterned scarf that complemented her red coat during her December 2020 royal train tour stop in Cardiff, Wales. 03 of 08 Chris Jackson/Getty The royal's tartan scarf provided a hint of where the couple were kicking off their train tour: with a stop in Edinburgh, Scotland! 04 of 08 Prince William and Kate Middleton. Karwai Tang/WireImage Kate looked holiday-ready ahead of Christmas 2018, sporting a red and green midi skirt in the patterned cloth. 05 of 08 Kate Middleton. Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty While pregnant with Prince Louis, Kate walked to church on Christmas morning 2017 with a green and red plaid coat over her baby bump. 06 of 08 Kate Middleton. Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty I A yellow and red patterned scarf matched Kate's coat during a chilly March 2013 trip to Scotland. 07 of 08 Kate Middleton. Indigo/Getty For a visit to Glasgow, Scotland in 2013, Kate dressed appropriately in the Scot-friendly pattern. 08 of 08 Kate Middleton. Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Kate got sporty during a November 2012 outing despite wearing heels and a tartan patterned dress coat.