Kate Middleton is asked about her favourite item of clothing

Kate Middleton is known for her elegant style and for wearing both designer and high street clothes, yet she says that she does not have a favourite item of clothing.

In a letter to a young royal fan the diplomatic Duchess of Cambridge said that she had so many cherished pieces that it would be impossible to pick one over another.

Molly Parmeter, a 12-year-old schoolgirl from Carlow in Ireland, wrote to the Duchess asking her to describe her most loved garment to form part of a book she was writing about celebrities' favourite clothes.


"It was a beautiful envelope," said Molly of the St James's Palace letter that arrived earlier this month.

The youngster's project, Molly's Style Icons, features her hand-drawn sketches based on the descriptions she received from her favourite style icons.

The fashion book is now available in Ireland and proceeds are going to the Chic & Cheerful Charity Boutique in Carlow.