It's been well known for some time now that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has foregone a stylist to help with her wardrobe -- until now. And it's not a royal stylist she's turning to, it's her close friend!

Emilia Jardine-Paterson has been friends with Kate since they were 13, and it looks like becoming one of Prince George's godparents hasn't been her only job of late. (She also reportedly introduced Kate and William years ago -- adding matchmaker to the list!) Emilia may be an interior designer, but Grazia Daily has learned that lately, Kate is turning to her bestie for style advice to spruce up her wardrobe. A source tells the magazine that "Emilia has become increasingly important to her, and Kate always uses her as a sounding board. Emilia is trying to move Kate away from the Middleton neutral palate and push her towards colour or pattern."

Apparently, Kate has always admired Emilia's style (side note: we can't be the only ones who think Emilia looks like Anna Kendrick's twin, can we?!), and Emilia has been trying to get her best friend to appreciate looks that are more "quirky" and colorful, less prim and proper. Looks like the future Queen of England wants to add a little bit of spice to her wardrobe -- and we're looking forward to seeing what changes are to come. We already know the Duchess loves antique shopping -- so we think she'll take kindly to Emilia's love of vintage things.

Now the question on everyone's mind: What will the Queen say?! (Grazia Daily)

Click through the gallery above to see Kate's latest looks, and some of her patterned choices we think Emilia would approve of.