We all know there is a long list of things royals aren’t allowed to wear. One of the more or less accepted rules is that duchesses don’t wear shorts in public. Until today, that is. While hosting the inaugural King’s Cup Regatta, Kate Middleton stepped out in a pair of navy cuffed shorts, and the internet basically went wild. Though we know Kate is no stranger to controversial outfit choices, this occasion was particularly notable as it is the first time the royal has worn pair of shorts since she became a duchess eight years ago. The rather classic pair hit mid-thigh and kind of look like something you could purchase from J.Crew or Banana Republic.