Years ago, when Prince William and Kate Middleton were both at St. Andrews, Kate offered to wear one of Ashley’s designs in a fashion show, and the rest is reportedly history

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Though it was dropped into Southern Charm Savannah as an aside, one of the new cast members, Ashley Borders, played a role in the story of when Prince William met Kate Middleton, back in their days at St. Andrews in Scotland. Ashley, who started her career in fashion and design back when she was just 16, seems to have had a hand in the royal romance of a generation. Years ago, when Prince William and Kate Middleton were both at St. Andrews, Kate offered to wear one of Ashley’s designs in a fashion show, and the rest is reportedly history.

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Southern Charm Savannah premiered on Monday following the original Southern Charm, with a respectable rating of 750,000 viewers who watched the show at 10 p.m. But the new Southern Charm Savannah is different than the original in several ways, including the fact that the cast has known each other since they were children, says the Inquisitr. And the cast, including Ashley Borders, all work for a living, and many of them own and run their own businesses.

Kate touches down in Luxembourg for whirlwind one-day visit Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Kate touches down in Luxembourg for whirlwind one-day visit Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Southern Charm star Ashley Borders was designing clothes back in high school. By the time she was in college, she was headlining fashion shoes, including one at St. Andrews in Scotland, where one student named Kate Middleton sauntered down the catwalk, catching the attention of Prince William.


“Prince William was at the school at the time — and Kate Middleton. She was one of my models. She was wearing my clothing when he spotted her, saw her.”

So, is it safe to posit that without the designs of Southern Charm Savannah‘s Ashley Borders, the world would not have Kate Middleton as Princess Catherine? The world will never know.

Kate Middleton Has Found the Perfect Sister-of-the-Bride Outfit Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Kate Middleton Has Found the Perfect Sister-of-the-Bride Outfit Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

And the Southern Charm Savannah star didn’t stop there, as Ashley Borders has put her imprint on the world of fashion in other ways, including serving as the fashion editor of South magazine. Borders not only creates her own designs, but uses bits and pieces of previously loved clothing to creates sustainable design. Ashley explains that she loves to troll Goodwill to make something old, new again.

“Remove the shoulder pads, taper the waist. I love to make something old new again. It’s cost effective, socially responsible and eco-friendly. Unfortunately society fosters this mindset that if we are successful, we need to buy something new. I think second-hand is more interesting.”

Source: inquisitr com

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