Kate Middleton's Favorite Ray-Bans Are 30% Off in the Black Friday Sales

Both of her favorite styles—the Wayfarer II, and the RB 4221—are on major sale for Black Friday.

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Great news for any fans of Kate Middleton (check!) and gorgeous, versatile sunglasses (check!): Ray-Ban is having a major Black Friday sale on the Duchess's favorite sunnies. The Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted wearing at least two different Ray-Ban styles, both of which are classic (the throw them on and don't have to worry about whether they "go" with an outfit kind of accessory) and universally face-flattering. Both are a twist on Ray-Ban's traditional style and are on sale right now. The RB 4221, which features skinnier arms (or temples as I think they're technically called, but you know, the part of the glasses that shows on the side of your face) and unisex square frame are marked 30 percent off, bringing them to $108, while the Wayfarer II's, which have rounder frames, are also 30 percent off, making them $149.


Ray-Ban RB4221 

$155 $109 


Wayfarer II

$213 $149

I already own the Wayfarer IIs (I've previously raved about them) and can confirm that they're 100% worth the price tag. I, in fact, love them so much that I own them in three colorways (yes, really): the Tortoise, Black, and the Striped Havana. I'm one of those people who believes in buying more than one of something that is absolutely and positively perfect in case you lose or damage an item and then heaven forbid it's discontinued. These Ray-Bans fit that description for me.

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Kate Middleton wearing the Ray-Ban RB4221 style at Wimbledon in July 2021.

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Kate Middleton wearing Ray-Ban's Wayfarer II style at Wimbledon 2019.

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