Meghan and Kate who? These unsung royals are the ultimate fashion icons

They might be dripping in crown jewels, but these royals also know how to make a true style statement.
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If you’re ever searching for a little extra style inspiration, look no further than the royal family.

For decades now, the influence of the royal elite has stretched far beyond the realms of politics and titles and seeped into our fashion choices.

There’s no denying it – Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have a presence in the fashion world that can only be described as game-changing.

Just looking at their favourite designers’ sales history is evidence enough: A resounding surge in popularity, sell-out items and multiple site crashes due to overwhelming traffic is the norm.

But there’s another batch of royals who aren’t quite as well known internationally as Meghan and Kate, but are arguably among the best dressed in the world.

Enter Queen Letizia of Spain, Princess Sofia of Sweden, and even Prince Michael of Kent (because’s what’s a royal family without a silver fox?).

While admittedly these royals don’t get half as much of the attention Kate and Meghan get each time they step out in public, their outfits well and truly deserve as much.

That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate them (and their blessed gene pools) in all their fashionable, flawless glory.

Keep scrolling as we pin-point all the royals who are low-key fashion icons, you can thank us for the eye-gasm later.

WATCH: The stylish Queen Letizia of Spain tours Westminster Abbey with Prince Harry. Gallery begins after video…

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Lady Kitty Spencer

Attending the Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique Event, Lady Kitty Spencer, who is Princess Diana’s niece, looked stunning in a pink dress which featured floral detailing.


Lady Kitty Spencer

The stunning creation featured sheer fabric, and Lady Kitty rocked it!


Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Talk about a Kendall Jenner moment! In a dress none of us were expecting, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden looked stunning in this Kendall Jenner-inspired pink tulle gown for the Polar Music Prize 2019 Awards Ceremony in June. What a vision!

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Seriously, where do we get our hands on our own version? And how perfect are the florals the future Queen was also holding!


Queen Letizia of Spain

It wouldn’t be an international royal fashion gallery without Queen Letizia of Spain. The undisputed fashion icon has been known to wear a showstopping ensemble, and this red number she wore in Madrid certainly didn’t disappoint!

Queen Letizia of Spain

Meanwhile, this black-tie-gone-rogue ensemble, which the Queen wore to a Scientific Monologues presentation in 2017, is giving us all kinds of fashion inspo.

Queen Letizia of Spain

The Spaniard knows no bounds when it comes to glamour – we’re also enamoured by this powder blue style she wore to a reception with the Peruvian president earlier this year.

Queen Letizia of Spain

To boot, she recently stepped out in a stunning blue dress that was very reminiscent of her British royal counterpart, Duchess Meghan.

Prince Harry’s wife proved a button-up shirt dress is the perfect option for public engagements after she herself wore a similar Banana Republic style while on her tour of Tonga last year.

Princess Sofia of Sweden

If this isn’t iconic, we don’t know what is. The Swedish royals are known to be blessed in the gene department, but she and Prince Carl Philip take things to a new level. Here, they’re pictured in 2017 attending a gala dinner at the Opera House in Oslo.

Princess Sofia 2

Don’t mind a pink pant suit if we do! The Princess looked stunning as she attended a Medals of Merit presentation in 2018.

Queen Rania of Jordan

In what can only be described as peak fashion, Jordan’s reigning monarch looked incredible as she attended the Met Gala (aka fashion’s pinnacle night of nights) in 2016.

Queen Maxima of The Netherlands & Queen Rania of Jordan

Joined by fashionable fellow Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, Rania’s visit to the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag museum in 2018 was a fashion moment we’ll remember for a while to come.

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece

As if her name doesn’t sound glamorous enough, this trendy royal truly embodies fashion, particularly after she attended the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week. We can’t get enough of this pink ensemble!

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece

And yes, you’ve definitely seen her before! She attended none other than Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018 wearing this fashion-forward headpiece and bold midi-dress.

Queen Mary of Denmark

Let’s not forget our favourite Aussie-turned international royal – the one and only Crown Princess Mary knows how to nail the style stakes, and that’s exactly what she did in April 2019 wearing this stunning midnight-blue gown for Princess Benedikte’s birthday bash.

Queen Mary of Denmark

And check out those arms! Power to you, Mary.

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Queen Mary shows off new hair at event with Prince Frederik

Princess Claire & Prince Felix of Luxembourg

If you’re heading to Europe for summer this year – herein lies all the inspiration you need. Princess Claire turned heads in a stunning red polka-dot dress and wide-brim hat as she and Prince Felix attended an event for their National Day in 2015.

Prince & Princess Michael of Kent

Move aside Kim and Kanye, this royal pairing are the ultimate fashion power couple. Attending the Wimbledon men’s singles final in 2018, the British royals oozed class.

Princess Charlene of Monaco

In a sentence we never thought we’d utter, Princess Charlene proved a hounds-tooth print and giant bow can go hand-in-hand as she attended a luncheon in 2017. (Image: Getty)

Prince Daniel of Sweden & Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

We also couldn’t look past Crown Princess Victoria’s pastel ensemble worn during a visit to the Karolinska Institute in 2018, it was the style statement we’d all been waiting for.

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Lady Amelia Windsor

Attending the Fashion Awards in 2018, this Windsor proved she was a style force to be reckoned with. And we want all of her hair care secrets.

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh

Sophie’s visit to a gurdwara in 2018 was a sight to behold as she stepped out in a stunning blue dress and headscarf.

Princess Tatiana of Greece

The glamorous Greek royal wore this stunning dress to a private dinner in 2013 – would it be rude to ask if we could politely borrow it for our own personal enjoyment? One can dream…

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