You can now rent a royal's wardrobe - and donate to charity at the same time

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·3 min read
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Lady Amelia Windsor wears earrings, a navy-blue sleeveless turtleneck with a bejeweled collar, outside Schiaparelli, during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020, on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images )
Lady Amelia Windsor has put some of her clothes and accessories on a rental site. (Edward Berthelot/Getty Images )

Royal fans and style fans alike frequently follow the fashion footsteps of duchesses and princesses.

But now they can go one step further as a member of the Royal Family has put some of her clothes and accessories on a fashion rental site, with prices starting at just £4.

Lady Amelia Windsor, 25, who is 39th in line to the throne, has put some of her pieces onto By Rotation which allows people to borrow them for a few days or a week at a time.

The royal has decided all the money generated will go to the Henry Dickens Community centre in West London. The centre was part of the response to the Grenfell Tower fire and continue to run activities for children.

Items available to be borrowed from the royal include Giorgio Armani heels starting at £8, and Tommy Hilfiger trousers starting at £4.

Speaking about why she decided to join the rental platform, the model said: “I love the fact that you can share a piece of clothing with a community and have different adventures in it and it can give happiness to lots of people.”

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20 : Sofia Sanchez de Betak, Lorena Vergani , Lady Amelia Windsor, Violet Chachki , Richie Shazam and Singer Allie X attend the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Sofia Sanchez de Betak, Lorena Vergani, Lady Amelia Windsor, Violet Chachki and Richie Shazam at the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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She added of her decision to donate the funds to charity: “I discovered the incredible work the Henry Dickens Community centre does whilst watching the Grenfell tribute film during lockdown. They run activities for local children after school and in the holidays that provide a space to bring people together and support families.”

The charity choice might also please Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who wrote the forward for a cookbook put together by people affected by the Grenfell tower fire in 2018, when she was a senior royal.

Lady Windsor, who goes by Mel on her Instagram account, is the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent, and a third cousin of Princes William and Harry.

She’s represented by Storm Model Agency and has also become an ambassador for No More Plastic. She has spoken about wanting to combine her passion for environmental issues with fashion.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Lady Amelia Windsor attends the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Lady Amelia Windsor at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in May 2019. (Max Mumby/Getty Images)

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She told the Telegraph in 2018: “We’re all aware of the huge plastic crisis and the effect it’s having on our planet.

“Fashion has a key role in that, but then also there are ways we can deal with it. Stella McCartney is someone to look up to in that sense, she makes the bigger point in her collection that you can be sustainable and stylish.”

Putting her wardrobe on the site, she also revealed she admired Rihanna’s fashion choices, and said she wanted to learn to darn her clothes properly in 2021.

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