Stylish monarchs past and present
These are the unique ones remembered for their grace and style, as well as their reigns.
She personified grace, hell it was her name after all! A princess of Monaco and a princess of style; her beauty and grace could be seen throughout her life, both on screen and off. You can even catch her cameo in the new Dior perfume advert. Even years after her death, her graceful style still lives on.
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Honestly, she was the only reason we ever wanted to learn about French history and the French revolution in the first place. Even though she was a queen from the 18th century, she resembled the modern girl as she loved to shop, conducted lavish spending sprees and had a bit of a sweet tooth. Marie could be defined as an explosion of big dresses, fancy hairstyles, beautiful make-up, pastel shades and a never-ending collection of shoes. If you want to see a taste of and somewhat tribute to her amazing, colourful and extravagant style, then watch Sofia Coppola’s movie, loosely based on her life.
Though she had a collection of garments that rivalled her kingdom, it was her collection of gloves that proved interesting, owning more than 2,000 pairs and colours. Even when facing assassination and invasions from every corner, Elizabeth still remained poised, stylish and ready for everything.
What can we say about this lovely princess? She was on the cover of Vogue numerous times, sat front row at fashion shows and wore beautiful ball gown dresses, all while having time to care for her children and the world. She was the style icon of the 80s and 90s that we all loved to enjoy. However, it was her big wide eyes and warm smile that were her real signature accessories. Though she was gone too soon, her style still lives on through her legacy just as much as her global humanitarian work.
Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi
You may not know the name, but I’m sure you know her family. Fourth in line for the throne of Monaco, Charlotte is the daughter of Princess Caroline and the granddaughter of the one and only Grace Kelly. With friends all over the fashion industry, Charlotte is one of the most stylish princesses in the world. And while looking good she also has time to be a professional equestrian athlete. We have this strong feeling that style, grace and talent runs in her family.
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She’s been talked about in every newspaper, magazine and news outlet available, all ranging over different areas of her life. However the aspect of Kate’s life that we’re more interested in is her style. Since being thrust into the limelight of royalty, the Duchess of Cambridge has really become quite the classic fashionista in her own right. Kate is known to mix designer with high street, but her most stylish moment was her wedding day. Alexander McQueen has never looked so good.
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How can we forget about her? We’re pretty sure this woman invented make-up eyeliner. Her power and brains conquered the world but it was her beauty and style that brought her many admirers.
So with so many queens and princesses out there, who do you think is the most stylish?