Kate Middleton has worn these affordable sunglasses for years — and they're on sale

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
·3 min read
karte middleton sitting with meghan markle watching wimbledon tennis match in ray-ban wayfarer sunglasses
Middleton wearing her Ray-Ban polarized Wayfarers at Wimbledon with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

When it comes to royal fashion, money rarely seems to be an object. It’s not uncommon for the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge or the Duchess of Sussex to sport thousands of dollars worth of designer threads. But for those of us without a title or claim to the throne, we try and venture to get the royal look for less.

Luckily, tucked among this week's early Amazon Prime Day deals are dozens of styles from a royal fashion favourite: Ray-Ban.

On sale for up to 25 per cent off, shoppers can save on dozens of Ray-Ban, Oakley and Costa sunglasses, including Kate Middleton's go-to Original Wayfarer frames.

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Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$204 $269 at Amazon Canada

The details

A classic Ray-Ban style, the Original Wayfarer Sunglasses feature 100 per cent UV protection to protect your eyes from potentially damaging UV rays.

The Wayfarer sunglasses are available in polarized and non-polarized lenses to improve clarity and contrast while simultaneously reducing glare and eye strain. They're made from durable, lightweight acetate and hold up against frequent use.

The iconic Wayfarer frames are available in a handful of styles, including tortoiseshell, dark brown and striped.

kate middleton in ray ban sunglasses, blue dress and silver watch while watching wimbledon tennis tournament
The Duchess of Cambridge watching the lengthy Singles Championship Final at Wimbledon. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

They 'make anyone look like a movie star'

The Wayfarer sunglasses have earned praise from Amazon shoppers with an average rating of 4.5 stars.

They "make anyone look like a movie star," lauds one five-star reviewer. The quality is "solid" and the lenses are "nice" — a "classic!"

They're the "best" sunglasses "in the world," writes another shopper. From their classic, retro style to their UV protection, they add that they're "all-around excellent sunglasses."

The lenses "are incredibly sharp," says a third reviewer. While they are "quite expensive," the polarized lenses make the purchase "well worth it," they write.

Despite their overwhelmingly positive reviews, some Amazon shoppers say the sunglasses fit "tight against [their] temples," something to keep in mind before placing your order.

Kate Middleton at Day 2 of Wimbledon 2019. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton watching day two of Wimbledon in 2019. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

While the Duchess of Cambridge has long-preferred the timeless style of the Classic Wayfarer, the early Prime Day sale extends to dozens of Ray-Ban frames for men and women. To shop our top picks, plus options from Oakley and Costa, click here or scroll below.

Ray-Ban Women's Round Metal Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Women's Round Metal Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban Women's Round Metal Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$204 $269 at Amazon Canada

Ray-Ban Unisex RB4171 Erika Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Unisex RB4171 Erika Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban Unisex RB4171 Erika Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$174 $219 at Amazon Canada

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Polarized Square Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Polarized Square Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban Clubmaster Polarized Square Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$204 $269 at Amazon Canada

Ray-Ban Men's Aviator Large Metal Polarized Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Men's Aviator Large Metal Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
(Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban Men's Aviator Large Metal Polarized Aviator Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$204 $269 at Amazon Canada

Oakley Men's OO9417 Holbrook XL Sunglasses

Oakley Men's OO9417 Holbrook XL Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Oakley Men's OO9417 Holbrook XL Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$195 $235 at Amazon Canada

Ray-Ban Unisex RB3565 Jack Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Unisex's RB3565 Jack Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban Unisex's RB3565 Jack Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$204 $269 at Amazon Canada

Oakley Holbrook Iridium Sport Sunglasses

Oakley Holbrook Iridium Sport Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Oakley Holbrook Iridium Sport Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$195 $235 at Amazon Canada

Ray-Ban RB4165 Justin Square Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB4165 Justin Square Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)
Ray-Ban RB4165 Justin Square Sunglasses (Photo via Amazon)

$174 $219 at Amazon Canada

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