Queen Rania of Jordan is a global advocate committed to alleviating poverty and improving the education, health and welfare of women and children across the world. Her impeccable dress sense is as noble as her charitable initiatives. Coming from a region where modesty is one of the key female virtues, she upholds the standards of Middle Eastern formal dress. On state occasions Her Majesty supports local designers such as Elie Saab, and she opts for quirky European brands like Miu Miu and Marni for meetings and school visits.
Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, is much loved for her down-to-earth style. She famously chose a simple blue dress by Reiss for her formal engagement photos, and she has quickly become one of the most admired royals in the world. Her wardrobe is full of home-grown British brands such as Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Erdem. However, it’s Her Royal Highness’s delight in a good high-street bargain that has made her a firm fashion favourite of the press and public alike.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was born in Argentina, married Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in 2002 and spent a decade as princess before becoming a queen. She is one of the most stylish royals in Europe. After Queen, Beatrix of the Netherland’s abdication, she and her husband impressed the world with their striking coronation ceremony. Queen Máxima’s personality shines through her outfits. Her polished style reflects the bygone era of Jackie O and Grace Kelly, inspiring us to dream about elaborate hats and sumptuous evening gowns.
Princess Charlene of Monaco radiates relaxed glamour which resonates with her lifestyle and the kingdom’s sunny position on the Mediterranean. A former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, she married Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006 and is the mother of two children. The directional and sport-inspired outfits of the royal couple reflect their love of horse riding and sailing. Princess Charlene’s unconventional pixie-cropped blonde hair, which is often paired with signature red lipstick, makes her a true style icon.
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is the first Spanish-born queen consort in a century. She became Queen of Spain alongside her husband King Filipe VI in 2014 and is loved by her subjects not only for her sense of style but also for her 21st-century approach to royalty. Prior her marriage she was a newspaper and TV journalist. Her contemporary, sleek looks reflect the modern direction of the Spanish royal household as well as her personal achievements.