It’s not a hidden fact that progressive thinking people don’t do well with Monarchies. Why? Well because they get to live the same fairy-tale that Cinderella and Snow White did! We take pride in our democracy and our accepted wisdom of believing that we’re equal. But in reality, there are actually a lot more kings, queens, princesses and royals out there, riding their competitive horses, than one might think. Few of these fortunate people have been bestowed with more than just crowned heads – a beautiful face and a style quotient worthy of making anyone green with envy. Well, if we can’t be them, let’s at least keep up with them.
Ditching the dazzling tiaras and heirloom brooches-the 21st century princess’ must-have is a Bottega Veneta clutch. Here’s a look at the most fashion forward European royals!
1. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, UK.
First on our list is a real life legend come true – A not so commoner, marrying her prince charming, and becoming the princess of our heart. This college love story won us at all levels. But her poise and style took it to a whole other intensity. She commands jaw dropping praises every time she steps out. Her favorite labels include Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Erdem and Missoni, and she’s hardly ever put a foot wrong, stylewise.
2. Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco.
Eighth in line to Monaco’s throne, this pretty faced damsel is the brand ambassador of “Gucci’s ‘Forever Now’ campaign. This equestrian loving royal, usually competes clad in Gucci outfits. We can’t get enough of her!
3. Princess Beatrice of England.
This royal definitely earned looks and instantly hit headlines for her out-of-this-world fascinator at Kate and William’s wedding, Princess Beatrice is a total fashionista. While the duchess is the indisputable crowd-pleaser, we think Bea brings a lot more fun factor in the fashion department. Princess Beatrice is a regular at both Hollywood and royal parties, dressing the part each time. The young royal proves she can rock an edgier look the same week she dons a traditional gown and fascinator. She always has her specific brand of flare. Her favorites seem to be Alexander McQueen, Roksanda Ilincic, Miu Miu and Elie Saab.
4. Princess Madeleine of Sweden.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden has dazzled both the European royals in haute couture and New York City, where she lived with husband Chris O’Neill, dressed in casual, yet chic ensembles. Voted as one of the most beautiful women in the world, this striking royal – the younger sister of Victoria, Madeleine is regularly spotted in designs from Oscar de la Renta, and is a big fan of Victoria Beckham.
5. Princess Charlene of Monaco.
Regal, stunning, Olympian and if that wasn’t enough – married to Prince Albert II! This gorgeous monarch has been making news forever now. She has graced the cover pages of Vogue magazine with her stunning face. Zimbabwe born, the Olympian has been spotted in quite a few high luxury labels like Armani, Versace, Dior, Gucci and their like.
6. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark.
She has been named one of the world’s most fashionable people in Vanity Fair’s annual International Best-Dressed List and has posed and given interviews for magazines including Vogue Australia, Dansk (Danish Magazine, dedicated to Danish fashion), German Vogue. Designers like Tommy Hilfiger have praised her elegance – like that’s a small thing!
7. Princess Letizia of Spain.
A journalist-turned-princess, Letizia (our new favorite fashion icon!) loves to dress in Spanish designers, from couturiers such as Felipe Varela, Lydia Delgado, and Lorenzo Caprile to Zara and Mango. Her favourite shoe designers are Pura Lopez, Magrit and Armand Basi. And she loves bags from Leowe.
8. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden.
Married to Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland, Victoria has a way of carrying off luxury brands like Elie Saab effortlessly. The princess usually brings her grace and panache forward to champion Swedish couture. She has even inaugurated Swedish “Fashion Week” – that’s a big laurel in our book!
Now that we’ve rounded up of all these gorgeous royals for you, who among them will make it as your fashion deity? Tell us in the comments below.