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Ray-Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic Sunglasses

Ray Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic Sunglasses

Sunglasses in ‘tortoise’ brown

Kate Middleton regularly wears her Ray-Ban sunglasses on public engagements.  Here’s a photo of her wearing them while on tour in Canada:

Kate Middleton wearing RayBan sunglasses

Below, she’s pictured wearing the brand’s Wayfarer Folding Classic frames in tortoise during a visit to New Zealand in 2014.

Kate wore her RayBan sunglasses during the 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand

Which exact sunglasses does Kate wear?

It is thought that Kate wears the Ray-Ban folding wayfarers, style number RB4105 with the “tortoise” coloured frame and the polarised brown lenses (B-15).

Kate Middleton wearing her Ray-Ban sunglasses

About Ray-Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic Sunglasses:

A unique innovation, Wayfarer’s Folding sunglasses are durable and compact.  These frames are designed in the iconic Ray-Ban shape and constructed with a folding design, making them both stylish and portable.

Ray-Ban refers to the Wayfarer Folding sunglasses as “an authentic icon of unconventional spirit, reinterpreted into new functional sunglasses“.

Kate Middleton wearing her Ray-Ban Wayfarer folding sunglasses during a polo match

Where to buy Kate’s Ray-Ban sunglasses:

At the time of writing, you can buy the Wayfarer sunglasses from, with prices starting at $150.  However, Kate’s exact style with the dark brown lens is currently sold out on the USA site.  You can buy the same style with a lighter brown lens, though.

On Ray-Ban’s UK site, the Wayfarer RB4105 sunglasses with dark brown polarised lenses (B-15) are in stock and cost £170.

Kate’s exact model (Wayfarer RB4105) with the dark brown polarised lenses can be purchased from:

  • Sunglass Hut – $200.  Free shipping & returns.
  • Yoox – $205.  Ships worldwide, use the country selector top left to change your currency.
  • Harrods – £170
  • Selfridges – £170

You can buy the Wayfarer sunglasses without polarised lenses from:

Also try the following (because I’m not sure if the lenses are polarised or not).

More options:

Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer Folding Classic sunglasses come in a range of frame colours and lens treatments.

Ray-Ban’s glasses can be remixed and customised to fit your style and preferences.

Please note:  Ray-Ban make a lot of different style sunglasses with a number of frame colours and lens treatments.  As such, it can be difficult to distinguish between pairs (especially when the retailers don’t include full, clear details in the product descriptions).  I’ve tried to ensure this page is as accurate as possible, to ensure you can buy the same sunglasses as Kate Middleton wears.  If you find inaccurate information on this page, please get in touch via Facebook or Twitter to let me know.


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