Royal titles have lost much of their impact in the last century, but a few young royals prove that style and taste are still in their heritage, whether they were born into royalty or married it. After the “Kate Middleton effect” sparked back interest in royal style, a few princesses stand out as the most stylish young royals.
See the most fashionable royals who don’t just settle for safe when it comes to style, but also take risks and set trends, thanks to their impeccable looks.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
After joining the British Royal family in 2011 in one of the most watched events since the invention of television, Catherine Middleton has proven that she has the style chops to reach the bar that Lady Diana raised for royal fashion.
A supporter of British designers, from Christopher Kane to Alexander McQueen, the Duchess of Cambridge is truly one of England’s biggest trendsetters.
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Australian born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson is definitely one of the most stylish young royals and the wife of the heir apparent to the throne of Denmark has even managed to outshine Kate Middleton in online polls that rate royals for their fashion savvy. The future Queen consort of Denmark takes plenty of fashion risks, from bright colors to heavy jewelry, but always manages to look flawless in her public appearances.
Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (Germany)
Author of the blog “The Princess Diaries” and Style Editor at Large for Vogue magazine, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis was educated in Europe, but she’s made it big on the New York party scene, thanks to her fresh style, that includes trendy looks from fashion forward labels like Proenza Schouler.
Letizia, Princess of Asturias (Spain)
One of the most stylish young royals, Princess Letizia takes her role as an unofficial Spanish fashion ambasador very seriously. The former newsanchor gets high fashion grades for looks created by Spanish couturiers from Lorenzo Caprile to Felipe Varela, but she also manages to look stylish in outfits from Mango and Zara.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Fourth in line of succession to the Swedish throne, Princes Madeleine made headlines in 2013 when she married American financier Christopher O’Neill wearing a gorgeous Valentino Haute Couture wedding gown. Princess Madeleine seems to be following Kate Middleton’s steps as she reinvented her style for her pregnancy.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
Charlene Lynette Wittstock, the South African former Olympic swimmer, is one of the most stylish young royals. The wife of Prince Albert II prefers to dress in Armani and Akris, a Swiss label that always delivers luxurious elegance, and she’s even become the muse of Akris designer Albert Kriemler.
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand
While most young royals don’t find the time to attend major fashion shows, Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana keeps in touch with the fashion world and the results are stunning. Her fashion-forward looks are always praised by fashion critics and the Thai princess also believes in taking risks with makeup for gorgeous looks.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
After becoming the first Dutch queen consort in more than a century, Queen Máxima toned down her more risky fashion choices which put her on the style radar as a princess. She’s still one of the most stylish young royals and supports Dutch designers like Viktor & Rolf.
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
Princess Märtha Louise is fourth in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne, and she’s an unusual princess. With a strong passion for folk tales and holistic medicine, the princess has also shown her interest in more risky fashion labels, including Dolce & Gabbana.
Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark
A big supporter of the fashion world, Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark was actually involved in the fashion world before becoming royalty. After working as an event planner for fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, Princess Tatiana keeps her style fresh and exciting and she’s definitely one of the most stylish young royals.