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The 10 most stylish royals from around the world
They’re the royals we all secretly want to be – well-dressed with excellent taste and, of course, beautiful. We run through our fave members of royal families from today and from the past.
10. HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAKTOUM
The Crown Prince of Dubai, or Fazza, as he is popularly known, combines his princely role with his love of romantic and patriotic poetry, as well as riding and rearing horses. And his dashing good looks have made him an object of affection around the world.
9. QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN
In her ten years married to the King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia has become a style icon in her own right. Mixing demure elegance, bold colours and sleek silhouettes, she’s made the role of stylish partner to Spain’s head of state uniquely her own.
8. QUEEN JETSUN PEMA WANGCHUCK OF BHUTAN
Queen Consort of Bhutan took on her role aged just 21, when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in 2011, in a traditional ceremony in the old capital of Punakha. Both king and queen are known for their good dress sense, picking bright colours and combining both tradition and modernity in their style.
7. PRINCESS KEISHA OMILANA OF NIGERIA
Princess Keisha has an unlikely fairytale story – the stunning Californian model only found out her beau was a prince when he proposed. Now she and her husband, Prince Kunle Omilana live in New York, where they run a media company and support various charities.
We may not know much of her, but thanks to a single 3,300-year-old bust, Nefertiti has become an iconic figure of ancient Egypt. As Great Royal Wife to Pharaoh Akhenaten, Nefertiti was certainly a wealthy and powerful woman, with her beauty spoken of in hieroglyphics that made it to modern times.
5. MAHARANI GAYATRI DEVI
Indian Princess before Partition and later successful politician, Gayatri Devi was the sophisticated face of a changing country during the 20th-century. As the third Maharani of Jaipur, she was photographed by Cecil Beaton in the 1940s, named by Vogue as one of the world’s most beautiful women – “a dream in a sari and jewels” – and championed girls’ education in India.
4. PRINCE CARL PHILIP, DUKE OF VÄRMLAND, SWEDEN
The handsome Swedish prince is beloved for bringing good looks and glamour to the Stockholm Palace, thanks to his model fiancée Sofia Hellqvist. We’re looking forward to what will surely be a very glitzy, stylish day at their wedding this summer.
3. GRACE KELLY
It was the original fairytale royal wedding – the glamourous Hollywood actress finding her Prince and moving to Monaco. Grace Kelly swapped the big screen for the palace as Princess of Monaco, inspiring a Hermès bag to be named in her honour, while her impeccable elegant style has ensured her icon status for years to come.
2. QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN
Regularly topping international best-dressed lists, Queen Rania of Jordan is one royal with seriously good taste. The social-media-savvy queen favours long lines, vivid colours and strong tailoring in her wardrobe, as she greets dignitaries and advocates for education, peace and opportunities for youth at home in Jordan and beyond.
1. DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, KATE MIDDLETON
You know you’ve got star style when merely wearing a dress in public can make it sell out. That’s what happened when Kate wore a navy blue Issa dress to announce her engagement to Prince William. The Duchess is hugely admired for her down-to-earth and chic style, and her Alexander McQueen lace wedding dress deserves its place in the history books.