In the knitting community, this is the shawl seen round the world. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and wife of Prince William, wore this lovely green shawl to the grocery store just weeks after her royal wedding. Kate's style is turning heads on both side of the Atlantic and you can knit a version of this shawl for yourself. The Cambridge Shawl by Carol Sunday is available on Ravelry and Patternfish.
Mary is knitting it in Venezia Sport in a beautiful red. The lovely herringbone pattern shows off the yarn and gives the shawl visual interest. So knit something up that is fit for a queen or a least a duchess and future queen.