Best British Royal Outfits!
They say money can’t buy happiness but it can buy you good-looking outfits. As far as I’m concerned, it’s pretty much the same. That said, it’s no surprise that some of the best-dressed people in the world are part of the British Royal Family. If you are into fashion, looking at their ensemble is an easy method to keep track of the latest trends. After all, they have the best designers in the business working for them.
From Princess Eugenie’s Peter Pilotto dress to Kate Middleton’s stylish wardrobes, here are some of the very best outfits worn by the British Royal Family.
Kate’s Blue Alexander McQueen Gown
Photo via: tatler.com/Getty Images [kate mcqueen]
The “Kate Effect” was in full bloom with this dress as the Duchess of Cambridge graced a state banquet at the Royal Palace. She wore a stunning blue Alexander McQueen dress and while it has its share of detractors, Kate does look absolutely stunning in this one. The Duchess also debuted the Royal Family Order, an honor bestowed to her from Queen Elizabeth herself. It was rumored that Kate received the Order in late 2017 but was first photographed wearing it on this occasion.
Meghan’s Floral Figue Dress
Photo: whatmeghanwore.net [meghan figue]
I know this picture of Meghan and Harry is pretty busy which would normally make it difficult to notice Meghans dress. That’s the exact reason we’ve picked the picture however, even with everything going on, it’s still impossible not to see Meghan in this stunning floral dress by Figue.
Meghan wore this maxi dress while attending a speech at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. She wore wedge espadrilles by Castañer and had a patterned woven clutch adding to this comfortable look. The dress just gives off a fun vibe as soon as you look at it!
Figue called this dress a “federica” style and is made of 100% silk, worth $1,495.
Princess Beatrice’s Teal Gown
Photo: Hello Magazine [beatrice teal]
Beatrice may not be as popular as her male cousins (and their wives) but that doesn’t mean she isn’t as stylish.
The princess looked extra chic in a teal gown made by Roksanda which was complemented with a headband by Stephen Jones. The nude heels she wore at this occasion were a pair of Gianvito Rossi heels, the same ones Kate Middleton wore when they first introduced Prince Louis to the public. This time, however, it was Beatrice who owned the look.
Kate’s Stylish Hats
Photo: TIM ROOKE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK [kate hat]
Stylish hats and hair accessories are often featured in British Royal Family fashion. Hats are part of the tradition, so it would help if you are already used to wearing it. Kate has become used to wearing hats and then some.
According to one interview, the Duchess of Cambridge would wear hats in order to honor the country that she is visiting. This explains why Kate was seen wearing a maple leaf hat while visiting Canada back in 2011. The fact that we remember her outfit from nearly a decade ago just goes to show her impact on the fashion world as well.
Kate’s Formal Dinner Dress In President Trump’s State Visit
Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images [kate trump state visit]
Kate Middleton has been around and has worn the best outfits money can buy, but even still, this one was a head-turner in a very elegant, yet simple way.
The occasion was a formal dinner in honor of President Donald Trump’s state visit. She debuted that blue sash, an accessory that symbolizes her membership in the Royal Victorian order. She was also wearing the Lover’s Knot and sapphire earrings which originally belonged to the Queen Mother. Of course being an Alexander McQueen creation, the must have cost a lot, too.
The Duchess of Cambridge In Yellow
Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage
Royals are consistently flooded with formal dinners, state visits and other fancy events where they have to dress up in the most glamorous outfits. That doesn’t mean they don’t also look great in their casual outfits. Take Duchess Kate for example.
She stunned in a yellow Dolce & Gabbana outfit while gracing the men’s singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in July of 2018. This is just one of our favorite looks on her, exuding the color of summer in a pretty hot sporting event. I probably forgot to mention that this dress does cost $1,274 on retail.
A Page Out of Whose Fashion Book?
Photo: Good Housekeeping [meghan yellow]
Not trying to stir controversy, but the vibrant yellow shade Kate wore was exactly the same hue Meghan strutted out with at the ‘Your Commonwealth’ Youth Challenge Reception. Of course, they both looked absolutely gorgeous and it’s also worth mentioning that they wore the same colored outfit at around the same time. Were they exchanging notes?
Anyway, Amal Clooney wore that same color at Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s big day, so it’s not a big deal. Nothing to see here except beautiful women wearing beautiful dresses in beautiful colors. Or did the Duchesses simply take a page out of Amal’s fashion book and run away with it?
Meghan Markle’s Cream Maternity Dress
Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images [meghan cream]
Being six months pregnant did not stop Meghan Markle from fulfilling her Royal duties. The Duchess graced a grassroots animal welfare and homelessness charity called Mayhew at the beginning of the year and she did not disappoint.
Aside from hanging out with puppies named Roobarb and Azzy, Meghan showed off a very simple yet elegant ensemble– a monochromatic cream look featuring an Emporio Armani coat, nude slingback heels, and a beige handbag by Stella McCartney. How much do you think that knit maternity dress cost? I also wouldn’t have guessed 35 bucks! That just shows how incorporating a stylish look does not only depend on the price. It’s how you own it and Meghan certainly owns everything she puts on!
Meghan Markle’s Blush Maternity Dress
Photo: The Telegraph Twitter account [meghan blush]
When Meghan Markle visited the National Theatre as a Royal patron, she did so in style. The Duchess sported a chic look, featuring a beige dress and blazer by Brandon Maxwell. The clutch bag is by Carolina Herrera while the matching nude shoes are by Aquazzura.
Unlike the knit cream dress she wore at Mayhew, this stunning look was achieved at a much steeper price. The Aquazzura Matilde nude shoes retail for almost 700 dollars while the small clutch bag costs around a 800-900 dollars so neither of these are your casual sunday stroll type pieces.
Meghan at a Polo Match
Photo credit: Samir Hussein – Getty Images [meghan polo]
Meghan Markle is not known for her athletic exploits, but when she attends a sporting event, she looks good doing so.
The Duchess of Sussex stepped out onto the grass, in high heels no less, for the Sentebale Polo match. Wearing a dark blue denim dress and a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses, Meghan obviously stole the show. Though I was personally awestruck by her look, what’s really more amazing is that she pulled off walking in the grass wearing Stilettos! That’s more fascinating than the fact that that dress costs around $3,400.
Just a small trivia: Harry is actually a patron and a co-founder of the Sentebale.
The Matching Outfit At Celia McCorquodale’s wedding
Photo: Hello Magazine [meghan at celia’s wedding]
This family affair went viral when the Duchess appears to stumble and slip before Prince Harry came to the rescue and held her hand tight. Not a big deal. It happens to the best of us.
What’s a bigger deal for fashion aficionados are the cute matching outfits of the Royal Couple. Meghan’s ensemble was simply gorgeous, as always, while the Prince didn’t look too shabby himself, picking out a blue tie to match the Oscar de la Renta dress of Meghan.
This was the very first wedding Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan attended since their very own ceremony and they picked the right get-ups, ones that exude happiness and gratification.
Lady Kitty Spencer at Meghan and Harry’s Wedding
Photo: AOL.com [Lady Kitty green]
We expect nothing less from a fashion model.
Lady Kitty Spencer, if you didn’t know, is the official spokesperson and model of the Italian luxury jewelry brand BVLGARI and at the same time, the niece of Princess Diana.
Here, Kitty along with the other Royals, attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To say she dazzles is a little bit of an understatement. She wore a forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress and donned a green fascinator to match.
Again, one of the few times the word “dazzling’ could be an understatement.
Kitty Is Like Auntie
Photo: TIM GRAHAM/GETTY IMAGES; DAVE BENETT/GETTY IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES [kitty-diana]
There are a number of photos that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Lady Kitty took chapters and chapters from auntie Princess Di’s fashion book. Just look at that photo above and then try to argue with us.
Diana wore the golden yellow coat and skirt (with a Dior handbag) during her visit to Liverpool in 1995 and the same-colored coat was worn by Lady Kitty at a cocktail party. Barring the plunging neckline of Kitty’s outfit, the semblance is uncanny. No one blames Kitty, though. Princess Diana was way ahead of her time.
Beatrice and Eugenie’s Vogue Debut
Photo: Sean Thomas [Beatrice and Eugenie gothic]
The Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are not like the other Royals, and a Vogue photo shoot featuring a Gothic transformation from the sisters shows exactly that.
They reiterated that, yes, they are Royals, but they lead, independent, and personal lives. They describe themselves as ‘working royals’, which means they may be invited to attend royal events but they don’t go to appointments on behalf of the Queen.
They want us to know that they are real, very real, as in no different from you and I. So much so that they once had a fight over a pair of Converse trainers.
Prince Harry Showing Off His Military Medals
Photo: Standard UK [harry medals]
Generally, male fashion is a lot tamer and more subdued compared to their female counterparts, but what can set it apart is the accessories, manly accessories.It doesn’t get much more manly than Prince Harry displaying his military medals– a regimental tie in the colors of the Blues And Royals and the Operational Service Medal For Afghanistan.
The Prince served in the UK army for 10 years and undertook two tours in Afghanistan. He became the first member of the Royal Family to be deployed in the front lines since Prince Andrew flew attack helicopters in the Falkland war.
A Laid-Back Prince
Photo: Hello Magazine [harry laid-back]
Rarely would you see a prince so relaxed but Harry looks cool and collected in this pick.
Prince Harry was photographed here during a surprise visit to the Colosseum of Rome wearing a simple, checkered long-sleeved shirt and a Breitling Aerospace on his wrist. The Aerospace could retail at over $3,000 so it’s not that the wardrobe is entirely “simple.”
The visit was during the commemoration of Monte Cassino’s 70th anniversary but the Prince’s spontaneous ways led to him visiting the tourist spot in an unscheduled fashion. Not very Royal or professional, but very real indeed.
Prince Harry at his best
Photo: GQ, Vanity Fair [Harry talking to kids]
Prince Harry always exudes a relaxed and playful vibe, very much like his mother, Princess Diana.
During a tea party to honor the children of those who died serving in the British Armed Forces, Harry played with the three-year-old George Hinchcliffe. His look was very casual and comfortable, wearing chinos with a blue blazer and an open-necked white shirt while again showing off his military background with the ethnic bangles.
Kate’s Floral Dress
Photo: The Sun UK, Getty Images [kate floral]
Celebrities and members of the Royal Family conjured at the Chelsea Flower Show. However, it was the Duchess of Cambridge who wowed everyone by wearing a Rochas green dress with floral prints. The dress is said to be worth around $1,900.
Picture above in a turn of events as stunning as the Duchess herself, she was seen sampling tomatoes with Radio 2’s Chris Evans. If we’re talking about being comfortable in her own shoes, that lady is the very definition of the term.
Chic And Casual
Photo: Popsugar [chic and casual]
Speaking of being comfortable in her own skin, Kate Middleton in her casual style is the essence of comfort.
Hosting a Heads Together reception for London marathon runners in 2017 at the Kensington Palace, Kate wore a striped sweater by Luisa Spagnoli and white Superga sneakers teamed with skinny jeans. The sneakers are a pair of Nordstroms which retails at around $64.95 and the drop earrings by Kiki McDonough have been a regular part of her casual wardrobe since 2011.
Now, that’s the very definition of a laid-back, yet chic outfit.
Kate at Coach Core
Photo: PA via The Evening Standard [kate coach core]
The blazer with a slew of buttons has been a regular part of Kate Middleton’s look for a while now and it was no different for this event.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Coach Core graduation ceremony in honor of more than 150 Coach Core apprentices at The London Stadium. She was wearing a claret and blue shirt with the names of Prince George and Princess Charlotte emblazoned. The blazer is by Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini, paired with a turtleneck and black skinny jeans.
If the blazer looks familiar to you, she wore a similar one (in red) while at an engagement with the Air Cadets on February 14, 2017.
Princess Eugenie’s Bridal Gown
Photo: People.com [eugenie wedding]
Eugenie may not be the most famous Royal but on her wedding day, it didn’t matter. She definitely belonged!
The open-back dress is stunning, which should be expected out of a nearly 3.4 million dollar dress but it also has a touching back story, no pun intended. The barebacked outfit is not just a nice style Eugenie chose because she thought it looked nice.The dress was intentionally designed with an open-back to show Eugenie’s spinal surgery scar. The princess had gone under the knife when she was just 12 years old as a result of her suffering from scoliosis.
Meghan at the New Zealand House
Photo: Getty via us.hola [meghan at new zealand house]
Meghan Markle has mastered the art of the monochrome look and the outfit she wore in the picture more than demonstrates that.
The Duchess of Sussex, along with husband Prince Harry, visited the New Zealand house to pay tribute to the victims of the Christchurch shooting. It was a somber occasion but the pregnant Meghan still looked good even for such a gloomy occasion.
She was dressed in black from head-to-toe and the earrings she wore were actually gifted to her by the Prime Minister of New Zealand. The symbol on the earrings is a Miromiro feather, which is considered a magic token of devotion that will bring loved ones back to you in the Maori mythology.
Meghan at the Commonwealth Day Service
Photo: Yahoo [meghan commonwealth]
Being pregnant does not always bring out the best in everyone, but Meghan Markle constantly pulls it off.
Attending the Commonwealth Day Service, the Pregnant Duchess of Sussex wowed by wearing a print midi dress by Victoria Beckham, paired with a cream coat, green satin shoes, and a green satin clutch bag. I’m not a fan of the circular white hat but maybe she’s just having a bad hair day.
At Archie’s Introduction
Photo: Vogue, Getty Images [meghan introduction]
At probably the most important day of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex lives, Meghan again slayed the occasion with a simple, elegant, and meaningful look.
The white trench-style dress was designed by Grace Wales Bonner, one of the rising names in the world of British fashion. The Duchess completed the look by pairing the dress with simple jewelry and a pair of nude pumps.
Wearing the dress made by Bonner is understood by some as Meghan’s subtle tribute to a young up-and-coming designer with a mixed heritage just like herself. Wales Bonner was born to an English mother and a Jamaican father and is very outspoken in such topics as gender politics and black male identity.
Another Classy Monochrome
Photo: Gotham/GC Images [meghan monochrome]
Another monochrome slay for Meghan Markle!
The Duchess was spotted in New York City on February 19 this year, sporting a monochrome look that features some of her go-to designers.
The black maternity trousers were by Hatch, a brand that she has worn repeatedly in the past, while the coat that kept her baby bump well-covered and warm is by Couregges. Carolina Herrera was responsible for that grey purse and the pair of sunglasses are Le Specs.
The result was a beautiful, simple, yet elegant look for the Duchess, who also wore Bar Jewelry bangles and Stuart Weitzman pumps.
Meghan at the Endeavour Awards
Photo: Hello Magazine [meghan endeavour]
When Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan attended the Endeavour Awards last February 7, the Duchess again tapped the services of Clare Waight Keller, the designer of her wedding dress. The ensemble, unsurprisingly black and white, features a befitting leg slit while perfectly complemented by Givenchy satin clutch and a pair of Rende Vous 105s. The pink lips and bronzed skin along with Vanessa Tugendhaft earrings were dashes of perfection that completed the look.
And if you are asking how much it costs to pull this one off, the earrings and the pumps are priced at over 600 and 500 British pounds respectively. That’s right about $1,400.
Meghan Delivers A Stunner
Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool /Getty Images [meghan black dress]
Stealing the show was probably not on the list of Meghan Markle’s priorities when she and Prince Harry visited New Zealand, but it was inevitable.
Wearing a black Gabriela Hearst dress with capped sleeves and tea-length skirt, Meghan rounded out their first day in New Zealand in style. She accessorized it with a necklace adorned by a traditional Maori design, a black clutch bag, and a pair of black heeled sandals. The natural make-up and the smoky finish to the eyes were just icing on the cake.
Meghan and the Queen
Photo: Getty Images [meghan and the queen]
Let’s hit two birds in one fashion stone here.
The Duchess of Sussex once again perfected the monochrome look at this event with Queen Elizabeth by her side at the opening of Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 2018. She wore a belted cream dress by Givenchy and black heeled shoes by Sarah Flint. The dress’ caped shoulders are utterly divine.
On the other hand, the Queen wore a lime green suit, probably a favorite of hers since she also wore neon at Harry and Meghan’s wedding day. The reason why the Queen always wears outfits of the brightest colors is actually very sensible. According to her daughter-in-law, Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex, the Queen felt the need to stand out from the crowd for people to be able to say ‘they saw the Queen.’
Sophie added: “Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the queen’s hat as she went past.”
Meghan in Australia
Photo: Press Association, People Magazine [meghan australia]
If you don’t swoon at this outfit, something is seriously wrong. I’m not one to judge, but you’ve got to agree with me here!
In a visit to Australia for the Australian Geographic Society Awards, Meghan wore a tea-length Oscar de la Renta black and white gown featuring bird designs reminiscent of what a Disney princess wears. Of course, she’s no Disney princess because she’s the real deal !
She completed the look with Deneuve Black Suede pumps by Aquazzura (retails at $750), a Birks Bee Chic Stackable diamond ring (which costs over $2,000), and another diamond ring on her middle finger.
Kate Middleton at this year’s Trooping The Colour
Photo: fashion.rapida.com [kate trooping the colour]
At this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony, Kate Middleton wowed with a pale yellow outfit made by Alexander McQueen.
Seated across was sister-in-law Meghan, who was not to be upstaged in her own blue Clare Waight Keller ensemble, Duchess Kate topped the look with a white Philip Treacy hat. Speaking of hats, does the headgear look familiar to you?
Of course, it does! That’s the same hat Kate wore to Meghan’s wedding ceremony, a subtle but touching gesture to her sister-in-law, who is still in her maternity leave but chose to participate in the event.
What About Meghan?
Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage [Meghan trooping the colour]
Women wish they could look this good so soon after having a baby!
Meghan Markle attended this year’s Trooping The Colour event while on maternity leave with the birth of her son Archie just a month before. Of course, the Duchess wouldn’t want to miss the ceremony, considered by many experts to be one of the biggest Royal affairs of the year.
Not to be outdone, Meghan was wearing a Clare Waight Keller ensemble which has a navy cape placed over a wool crepe cocktail dress. The beret with crin feather trim, the gloves, and the quilted clutch completes Meghan’s look,. The Duchess was last seen publicly on May 8, when she and Prince Harry introduced the newborn Archie at Windsor Castle.
The Queen, 49 Years Ago
Photo: Rex, Hello Magazine, [Queen Elizabeth 1970]
Before she went the full neon-wearing route, the Queen was pretty fashionable herself in her younger years.
Here, Queen Elizabeth is seen smiling at a group of kids waving Union Jack flags during her visit to New Zealand in 1970. She was wearing a beret, a blue dress, white gloves, and a black handbag with black flat shoes.
The Queen has visited New Zealand exactly nine times over the course of her life. The very first one was in December 1953, followed by another visit in 1963, and then in March 1970. That year was the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Australia and New Zealand by James Cook.
Her Majesty returned to New Zealand six more times, the last one back in 2002 as part of the celebration of her 50th Jubilee.
The Elizabeth Line
Photo: Richard Pohle/ Getty Images, [Elizabeth Line]
At this event, London’s new Crossrail called the Elizabeth Line in honor of the Queen was unveiled. The Queen herself put on quite a vibrant outfit– a purple dress and hat that perfectly matched Elizabeth Line’s logo. Was that a coincidence? Far from it!
The Queen’s team of four hairdressers headed by Angela Kelly actually spent months planning the monarch’s look on this specific day. In order to get the purple-colored outfit ready for this event, Queen Elizabeth abstained wearing purple for months. The nice contrast between the Queen’s ensemble and the orange-clad staff of Crossrail was also planned beforehand, as it should.
Looks like these royals don’t leave nothing to chance.
Lady Amelia Windsor
Photo: Harper’s Bazaar [Lady Amelia]
If we talk about the coolest wardrobe a Royal has ever worn, Lady Amelia Windsor should be at or very near the top of the list. Quirky but trendy outfits are the norm for her, including a collection of Marks & Spencer and other exclusive fashion brands. So when Amelia decides to wear something, you want to take down notes.
At the Royal Academy of Arts summer exhibit, Amelia bucked the trend by wearing training sneakers with soles of neon and pink. She wore a place lace slip dress by Stella McCartney with trails of ribbons and a zippered front. The dress was said to cost around $1600 and that mint green bag was price at around $825.
Amelia’s Summer Look
Photo: Hello Magazine [Amelia Summer]
The 22-year-old Royal has been dubbed the most daringly dressed Royal but it’s a part of her job description as a fashion model. The chances are that she’ll look good in any dress anyways.
In last year’s Royal Academy of Arts exhibit at the Burlington House, Amelia wore a trendy and chic off-shoulder summer dress which she teamed with a pair of casual sandals and a pink Chanel bag. She also wore a dark orange sunglasses and a bright orange beaded necklace that screams SUMMER in capital letters.
Princess Eugenie Got It Right
Photo: Hello Magazine, David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images [eugenie red]
If Princess Eugenie had a conversation with Duchess Kate about fashion, the latter would have said one thing to the former: Alexander McQueen.
The Princess of York showed up at UNAIDS gala wearing a red, figure-hugging McQueen dress that left all of the chocolates in Switzerland melting. Princess Eugenie gets it wrong fashion-wise sometimes, but this time around, she got it doubly right. I’m sure Keanu Reeves appreciates the look as much as we do. Boy, does she look good in red!
Photo: Closer Weekly [charlotte alice dress]
This list is NOT entirely kids-free so we’re starting off with Princess Charlotte.
The daughter of Prince William and Duchess Kate wore a blue Little Miss Alice dress, a navy blue cardigan, and Mary Jane black shoes. She looked adorable as she arrived with Prince William and younger brother Prince George as they are going to meet new baby brother Prince Louis for the first time.
The smocked floral blue dress designed by Alice Avenel, a friend of Kate’s, retailed for around 45 sterling (around $62) and immediately sold out after Princess Charlotte wore one in public. The cardigan and the Mary Jane shoes came from the same brand and retailed at a little less than $65.
Prince William in a Cowboy Hat
Photo: Samir Hussein, WireImage [william cowboy hat]
Royals and cowboy hats? Sounds like a weird combination, but Prince William hit a home run with this one.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wore cowboy hats in a visit in Canada as they attended a Rodeo show in Calgary. They both opted for the buttoned-down shirts, with William wearing a short-sleeved green, blue and white checkered shirt.
A bit of a controversy sparked the couple’s visit when their supposed refusal to wear the hats went trending on Twitter. They quickly doused the fire when they appeared in the rodeo wearing full Western regalia.
Pajamas Over Boxers?
Photo: GQ UK [george pajamas]
If you were to ever meet the president of the United States in pajamas, you’d want to do it like Three year old Prince George. George looked extra adorable while meeting former president Barack Obama.
What you and I can probably take here is there is no reason for us not to invest in a good-looking robe and silk pajamas. Don’t wear those ripped-up boxers or nighties no more! You may not be a Royal like little George here but hey, we all deserve something nice to sleep on.
Just Like Uncle?
Photo: Simplemost.com [george pants]
Prince George pushed the envelope on this outfit, wearing an ensemble that bears resemblance to what Uncle Harry would wear.
This get-up actually stirred a little controversy in the UK because it is one of the rarest times you can see the pint-sized prince wearing… pants! According to the British Royal Family tradition, a royal kid can only graduate from wearing shorts to pants when he is seven or eight years old. At this time, George is only FOUR.
Additionally, it is considered poor or suburban when a kid under the age of seven (or eight) wore pants or trousers. But would you call Prince George middle class? Not a chance. Times are undeniably changing. Kudos for Prince William and Duchess Kate on bucking this trend.