Kate Middleton’s face mask: Where to buy the £15 covering and other similar styles

Louise Whitbread
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The brand selling the Liberty print covering is donating 30 per cent of proceeds from its sales to NHS Charities Together (Getty )
The brand selling the Liberty print covering is donating 30 per cent of proceeds from its sales to NHS Charities Together (Getty )

On a recent visit to Beigel Bake in Brick Lane, East London, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a liberty print floral face mask joining her husband, Prince William, who wore a blue face covering.

The 24-hour bakery was part of a visit to see how local communities are coping with the coronavirus pandemic, and Kate and Wills provided a helping hand in the kitchen, rolling out dough to be made into beigels.

Face coverings are mandatory on public transport, in supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, post offices, travel hubs and shops, as well as in the indoor settings where you're likely to come into contact with people you don't normally meet, including cinemas, museums, galleries and places of worship.

Kate opted for a style made from a Liberty London printed fabric called “pepper Liberty”.

Her exact face covering is £15 from online boutique Amaia. The mask has since sold out after its popularity, but you can pre-order the children's size for £12 in the same print.

However you can find adult face masks in other styles, including blue and yellow floral designs.

The pepper Liberty print features a pink floral pattern synonymous with the luxury department store, is double-layered with 100 per cent cotton and has an extra layer of semi-permeable non-woven material to prevent germs spreading. With five filter refills included with each purchase and elasticated ear loops.

Also, 30 per cent of proceeds from its sales will go to NHS Charities Together, who represents the work of more than 140 member NHS charities.

If you love the look of Kate’s, make sure to check back for new stock, but if you simply are obsessed with the much-loved Liberty London print like us, here’s five similar styles to shop now.

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Etsy

Online independent retailer Etsy is home to thousands of handmade masks, with plenty of choice if you love the Liberty prints.

We love this Liberty print face mask (Etsy, from £11.95) that’s available in 21 varying styles, ranging from a starry night sky to geometric block shapes.

Pick a print from this selection of Liberty London stylesEtsy
Pick a print from this selection of Liberty London stylesEtsy

Double-layered with elasticated ties and made from soft cotton, it is pretty but will also stay securely on your face when you’re out and about.

This liberty print handmade washable cotton face mask (Etsy, £12) is another covetable style that mimics the Duchess of Cambridge’s design of choice.

These masks come with a built-in filter pocketEtsy
These masks come with a built-in filter pocketEtsy

It too is made from 100 per cent, double-layered cotton, but also has a pocket inside for a filter, and you can choose between elastic and fabric ties, depending on your preference.

If you’re finding ear loops are irritating the skin behind your ears, try this face mask in Liberty print (Etsy, £9.25) that has cotton covered straps for maximum comfort.

These cotton covered ear straps will minimise irritationEtsy
These cotton covered ear straps will minimise irritationEtsy

Decorated in hues of blue, it’s a fun way to play with colour if you prefer something different to the pink tones of Kate's mask.

Made with 4ply cotton, you can also inform the seller of your face measurements so it can be customised if necessary.

Liberty London

You also buy this assorted upcycled tana lawn™ cotton face coverings set of five (Liberty London, £40) direct from the store if you want to stock up and have a selection of the prints.

This pack of five means you'll never be without a maskLiberty London
This pack of five means you'll never be without a maskLiberty London

Available in a multitude of colours, prints and patterns – all floral based of course – they’re made from three layers of cotton and will last up to 20 washes. Randomly assorted, the print you receive will be a surprise. Just think of it like a grown-up game of pick ‘n’ mix.

They’re made from 100 per cent antibacterial cotton which is water-repellent too, with an internal filter to prevent any transfer of droplets.

Aeibe

Husband and wife duo, Tim and Ara, are behind Aeibe where they create 3ply filtered face masks (Aeibe, £45).

It follows scuppered plans for a new collection with material coming from Italy before the coronavirus hit, so Tim and Ara got creative and sourced fabric from Liberty of London instead.

These well-made masks come with a built-in filterAeibe
These well-made masks come with a built-in filterAeibe

The result are pretty floral patterned masks that add a bit of fun to trying times.

Every mask is made in England with 100 per cent cotton lining and 100 per cent non-woven polypropylene filters from Korea on the inside. It also has a soft nose clip to help it shape to your face and stretchy ear loops to keep it secure.

They also come with a cotton bag to keep it safe when you're not wearing it and a spare filter.

Just make sure to remove your filter and hand wash it at 30 degrees before you put the mask in the washing machine.

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