Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) intends to pay for all of her clothing for her and Prince William’s upcoming Royal Tour of Canada and California which will take place from June 30th to July 10th.

According to People, Kate will be working with designers to put together her wardrobe for her 11-day trip over to our lovely North America and will be striking “private agreements” with them.

A spokesman for the Royal Couple added that the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be accepting any free offers of clothing (of which I bet she would’ve had many!) and that she wouldn’t receive a “special clothing budget” for the tour. As yesterday was Prince William’s 29th birthday, perhaps clothing wasn’t the first thing on Kate’s mind, but her decision shows just how modern of a royal she really is!

But that doesn’t mean she won’t be looking absolutely amazing as usual for her upcoming engagements in North America, including the “BAFTA Brits to Watch” event that she’ll be attending with Prince William while in Los Angeles. It’ll be her most important style moment since the Royal Wedding.

What do you think of Kate’s decision to pay for her wardrobe for the North American tour? If you were Kate, would you pay for your own clothing?