The Members of the Royal Family
One of the most well-known monarchs in British royalty was Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the United Kingdom for a whopping 70 years. Pictured are several of her immediate family members, like her son, now King Charles III.
Also shown are Prince William, his wife Kate, their three children, Prince Harry and his wife Megan, and various other cousins and siblings. The current British royal family is nothing if not vast!
The Famous Buckingham Palace
Perhaps the most famous palace owned by the royals is Buckingham Palace. Built in 1703 and located in Westminster, it’s a common stop on any tour of London and it acts as the administrative headquarters. It’s actually the 14th largest palace in the world!
Queen Victoria was the first monarch to ever actually live at Buckingham Palace, and she was also the first royal family member to do the famous “balcony wave,” which has since become a royal tradition.
Official Residence of the Royal Family
Even though the palace is enormous, no one lives there except the British monarch and their immediate family, meaning it was home to Queen Elizabeth II and is now home to King Charles. It’s actually considered the official residence of the British Monarch.
If you’ve ever worried about your home being small, you may not want to read this bit — Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, 52 of which are royal and guest bedrooms, and 78 of which are bathrooms! At least no royal family member will ever have to wait to use the “loo.”
The Glamorous Kensington Palace
Anyone who is a big fan of William, Harry, and Diana is probably familiar with Kensington Palace. It’s also known for being where Queen Victoria first laid eyes on Prince Albert, being home to a great love story.
The beautiful building was also home to tons of glamorous, incredible parties thrown by Princess Margaret. Anyone could see why — between such gorgeous gardens outside and stunning décor inside, who wouldn’t want to attend a party there?
William and Harry’s Childhood Home
Many royals have called Kensington Palace home throughout the years — the most recent being Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children. Other famous members have lived there in the past, though.
The former queen’s sister, Princess Margaret called the palace home, as well as Princess Diana, pictured here. Princess Diana was well-beloved by millions around the world. It makes sense that one of her children would now live here in their childhood home.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
Before it became a palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was actually founded as a monastery way back in 1128! This palace in Scotland just looks historical, but it’s also the official residence of the queen in Scotland.
It’s easy to forget that the United Kingdom is actually made up of four countries — England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Holy Rood, which was the name of the abbey and therefore the palace, means “holy cross.”
Light and Dark Contrast
The palace contains the State Apartments, which Queen Elizabeth II (and now King Charles) would use when she visited the country, as well as lots of art, like many of the other palaces.
Here the queen can be seen meeting with Nicola Sturgeon. Her Majesty’s bright outfit provides quite the contrast to the dark background of the Holyroodhouse’s interior. That poor fireplace looks like it needs a bit of a sprucing up.
Hampton Court Palace
One of the more stunning buildings owned by the British royal family, Hampton Court Palace was actually the former seat of the Tudor dynasty (does the name King Henry VIII ring a bell?). But, he wasn’t the one who commissioned it.
That was actually Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, but King Henry liked it so much that he claimed it for himself. All six of his wives were brought to the palace. Was it haunted by the ones who came before?
Great Events in the Great Hall
The inside of the palace contains many rooms, one of which is the Great Hall. The room itself is gorgeous, but a lot of big events in history took place in this room.
Does the name William Shakespeare ring a bell? Hamlet and Macbeth were both first performed here. George II was the last monarch to live at this palace, though, and it’s now a museum open to the public.
Historic St. James’s Palace
Until the reign of Queen Victoria, St. James’s Palace was the residence of the English monarchs. It was actually built by the infamous monarch King Henry VIII between 1531 and 1536.
A lot of the original building is still standing, although it has of course had some updates throughout the years. It’s located in London in the Westminster area. Even though it’s not the monarchy’s main London residence anymore, it’s still a very important location for the family.
Room for Everyone
A lot of members of the royal family use St. James’s Palace as their base in London, including Princess Anne, the queen’s daughter. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie shared an apartment there, too.
When you think of sharing a flat, you probably think of roommates in a small apartment, but that wasn’t the case for Beatrice and Eugenie — whose flat was rumored to have four floors. At least they definitely weren’t tripping over each other’s toes!
The Quaint Clarence House
It’s clear from looking at Clarence House that many royals prefer something a bit smaller than large places like St. James’s Palace. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a very important royal home.
It was originally built between 1825 and 1827 for King William IV, but unfortunately, most of the original structure was destroyed due to world events in the 1940s. Clarence House is four stories and has got five bedrooms.
Home to the King
Clarence House has been home to many members of the royal family throughout the years, but at the moment it houses King Charles III himself and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.
Many wonder whether Charles and Camilla will move to Buckingham Palace since it’s the official seat of the monarchy, but they have no clear plans to do so at the moment. Buckingham Palace is undergoing lots of renovations, and why move when they’re already cozy where they are?
Breathtaking Windsor Castle
Located a very convenient short 20 miles from Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle has been an icon in England for much longer than any of us — including the British royal family — have been alive.
William the Conqueror started building it around 1070 to protect the western approach to London, making this incredible building both the largest and oldest home to the British monarchy for over 1,000 years! This could definitely fit in an “My old home” Facebook group.
The Queen’s Final Resting Place
Windsor Castle was where former Queen Elizabeth II would go to escape the hustle and bustle of central London, and it was also chosen as her final resting place — where she rests with Prince Phillip, her husband.
It was said to be her favorite home, but that may have just been in England, because another palace we’ll see later on was said to be her favorite home in Scotland. Regardless, it’s hard to deny how happy she looks walking her corgis among the steps of Windsor.
The “Forgotten” Fort Belvedere
Fort Belvedere, which is located in Windsor Great Park, is often called the “forgotten castle” due to the fact that no royal has lived there for decades (although it’s currently occupied by private residents).
The last royal to live there was former King Edward VIII, who rose to the throne in 1936, but quickly deemed that the royal life wasn’t for him thanks to the Church being against him marrying Wallis Simpson, who had been twice-divorced.
Renovations and Abdications
Edward was determined, though. At the end of 1936 at Fort Belvedere, he signed his abdication papers and stepped down from the throne, therefore leaving Fort Belvedere behind for greener pastures in France.
They say that he said that he had “some of the happiest days” of his life at Fort Belvedere, and he did some pretty drastic renovations to the property when he lived there, like adding a pool! Because even royals like to go for a swim once in a while.
Baronial Balmoral Castle
We travel back to Scotland with Balmoral Castle, which is another stunning palace owned by the royal family. It was Queen Elizabeth II’s summer home, and a lot of historical events took place there.
It was purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1852, but they say it was built around 1390, making it one of the older royal residences. Even so, the property seen here isn’t the original one. In fact, the royal couple tore down the original house and built the larger castle.
The Queen’s Summer Holidays
Among the events that took place here are now King Charles II’s and Princess Diana’s honeymoon, Harry and William finding out about the passing of their mother, and of course, Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.
As seen in the photo, the queen spent her summer holidays at Balmoral each year, and a lot of people point to it as her favorite residence, not Windsor. Whichever was her favorite, she sure looks happy at Balmoral.
The Stone Craigowan Lodge
Located on the same property as Balmoral Castle is Craigowan Lodge, a smaller stone cottage that’s around a mile away from the main castle property. When you hear cottage, you tend to think of something small, but this home clearly isn’t.
Seven bedrooms isn’t exactly considered quaint, although we will admit that the exterior of the building gives quaint stone cottage vibes. Being right on the edge of a forest must be so peaceful.
A Hideaway From Tourists
Craigowan Lodge is probably most famous due to the fact that it was where then Prince Charles and Princess Diana would stay when they visited Balmoral, but it was also commonly used for another reason.
Former Queen Elizabeth II liked to arrive for her summer holiday in Scotland before the tourist season at Balmoral Castle was over, so she would stay in Craigowan Lodge to hide away from pesky tourists until the season finished.
Saving the Castle of Mey
Barrogill Castle, more commonly known as the Castle of Mey, was started in 1567 and completed by others as the earl who commissioned the building of the castle ran out of money!
The castle was in a pretty sorry state throughout the years until the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, bought it in 1952. She restored it and became very enchanted by it. Who could blame her with that beautiful scenery surrounding it?
Visits Twice a Year
Here’s the Queen Mother enjoying her gorgeous garden at the Castle of Mey with her pups, an activity pretty much any normal person can relate to. Everyone knew how much she loved to spend time in her Scottish home.
She visited for around a month in August and a few weeks in October for several years until not long before she passed away. You can even see the story of how it was bought if you watch The Crown!
The Sizeable Sandringham House
In 1952, the former queen, Elizabeth II inherited Sandringham House, an absolutely massive property at 19,000 acres. The royal family has owned the property since 1862 when it was bought by the man who would become King Edward VII.
The house has four important rooms — the Saloon, which is used as the main reception room; the Ballroom, which acts as the main family room; the Dining Room, with many gorgeous tapestries; and the Drawing room, where visitors would go after dinners.
William and Kate’s Anmer Hall
On the Sandringham House property is Anmer Hall, which is the country home of the former Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, more affectionately known as William and Kate. Most royal family members have both a London residence and a country home.
Anmer Hall is thought to have 10 bedrooms, so theoretically, each of William and Kate’s children could have two bedrooms just because they want to! That much space probably isn’t needed, though, with such sprawling gardens to play in.
The Sprawling Barnwell Manor
This property may look like something straight out of Downton Abbey, but in reality, it’s yet another property owned by a member of the royal family. Barnwell Manor was bought by Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester at the time, in 1938.
Before that, it was owned by the Montagus as a gift from King Henry VII way back in 1540. These aren’t the Romeo and Juliet Montagues, though, despite Shakespeare living around the same time!
Not Royal for Much Longer
The manor now belongs to the current Duke of Gloucester, Prince Richard. But while it was his childhood home, he and his family no longer live on the property, having relocated to Kensington Palace in 1995.
In fact, it may not be under their ownership for much longer, as they put it up for sale in October 2022 after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing! As far as we know, the manor has yet to be sold, probably because most people can’t afford it.
Thatched House Lodge
The unique thing about Thatched House Lodge is that it was originally two homes, not one! There were two houses built in 1673, but then were merged into one in 1771 and renamed.
If you look at this picture, it kind of makes sense. The parts with the window shutters look like the start of two separate identical buildings. What we want to know is why the rest of the windows don’t have shutters!
The Home of Princess Alexandra
Thatched House Lodge is currently inhabited by Princess Alexandra, also known as The Honourable Lady Ogilvy. She’s the cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II, and has hosted many events in support of the royal family throughout the years.
A fun fact about her is that Princess Alexandra was the first British princess to go to an ordinary school, making her just like the rest of us (despite the fact that her home has six bedrooms and six reception rooms!).
More Frogs at Frogmore House
If you’re wondering why Frogmore House is called Frogmore House, the answer is surprisingly simple — the area originally had a very large number of frogs. There’s nothing better than a straightforward name.
It makes sense when you see the lush green grass and that the house is so close to a large pond; it’s the perfect environment for some little green guests. The contrast of the white house with the grass is gorgeous.
A Place to Entertain
Frogmore House became a royal residence in 1792, and while it was used as a residence by various royals throughout the years, there isn’t currently anyone living there. That doesn’t mean it isn’t useful, though.
The house is used for entertaining. Members of the family often have picnics there, which is understandable when looking at that gorgeous lawn, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s evening reception was held there as well.
Little Frogmore Cottage
Also located on Frogmore estate, Frogmore Cottage is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home that even contains a veggie garden and yoga studio, making it one of the more modern royal residences.
Queen Charlotte had it built in 1801, and it was actually first known as Double Garden Cottage. Many different people have lived there, but in 2019 it was renovated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It originally had 10 rooms.
Harry and Meghan’s Homebase
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and they lived in Frogmore Cottage before moving to California. They were understood to be keeping the cottage as their home base in the United Kingdom, though.
However, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank were living there for a while, supposedly with the approval of Harry and Meghan. They’ve since moved out, so now the cottage stands awaiting the day Harry and Meghan return.
Graceful Ivy Cottage
Ivy Cottage is another home located within Kensington Palace. It’s a “grace-and-favor” home. If you’re like us and have no idea what that means, then it basically means a home owned by a monarch, leased rent-free to people in gratitude.
The cottage itself is really beautiful, with the red detailing and white really standing out against the dark gray stone. And of course, like any royal property, the lawn is perfectly manicured and lusciously green.
The Cottage Stands Empty
No one currently lives in Ivy Cottage, but the most recent residents were Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank. They moved there a few months after getting engaged. It was their first home together.
They moved out in 2021, though, and moved into Harry and Meghan’s abandoned Frogmore Cottage home. Perhaps they needed a bigger place for their children and all of the princess’s art. It’s a shame, though, since they renovated the place extensively before even moving in.
The Modest Wren House
Once again we travel to Kensington Palace, but this time it’s to a little place called Wren House. It’s one of the few places that’s been home to a member of the royal family for an extended period of time.
Not much is known about the building, other than that it’s only two stories and that the building actually used to house staff at the palace. It looks like any other multi-level home you’d see in England, although it’s a bit larger.
A Pretty Humble Guy
Wren House is said to have five bedrooms and a beautiful walled-in garden, and the Duke of Kent and his wife have lived there since the 1970s. The duke is another of the late Queen Elizabeth’s cousins.
A fun fact about the duke is that he’s a pretty big tennis enthusiast. He’s often been seen at Wimbledon tennis tournaments, and sometimes he’s even presented the champions with their trophies. Oftentimes, other members of the family join him.
Saving Dumfries House
Dumfries House is a country house located in Scotland. It’s one of the few 18th-century houses that still retains much of its original furniture, making it very culturally significant for the United Kingdom.
The central part of the house is three stories, and it’s surrounded by beautiful gardens with a large fountain out front. It looks like a classic example of old-school sprawling English manors, and any person would drool over the idea of living there.
Serving a Greater Purpose
Dumfries House isn’t used as a royal residence, though, even though it’s owned by the royal family. It was actually bought and, therefore, rescued by now King Charles III, who renovated the large house for other uses.
It’s open to tours from the public, but it’s also used for a lot of educational endeavors, like this giant knitted art installation that the king and Camilla unveiled. What a great way to bring more color into the grounds.
The Old Royal Palace of Hatfield
Adding to the list of older residences owned by the royal family is The Old Palace of Hatfield Park. It was built in the late 1400s, and is a great example of medieval brickwork.
The pillars and raised areas of the old palace give it a very unique look, and the reddish color of the brick makes it stand out. Add on the extensive gardens, and you can see why Henry VIII chose it as the nursery for his three children.
Any Maximalist’s Dream
If there’s one thing that the old royal palace did not go for, it’s subtlety. It’s currently the home of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, but people can visit.
Seen here is one of the sitting rooms, and honestly, this room is any maximalist’s dream! The walls covered in portraits, the green velvet armchairs, and the plethora of lamps make such a big room seem surprisingly cozy.
The Santa Barbara Mansion
While living in the United Kingdom, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle inhabited Frogmore Cottage. But when Harry stepped down from his duties, the couple moved to Santa Barbara, California, and bought this gorgeous home for nearly $15 million.
The home boasts nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, meaning it definitely fits in with the other luxurious homes inhabited by royal family members, even if it isn’t technically owned by the royal family. We’re not sure what two people need with 19 bathrooms, though!
Moving on in California
Here fans of the couple got a glimpse of inside their home office. Sure, it’s just a corner, but that lush plant gives us hope that the rest of the home is just as beautiful.
The couple has said that they never plan to return to the United Kingdom, but we’re sure that this home is plenty big enough to give their two children, Lilibet and Archie, amazing childhood memories.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Rounding off the list is perhaps the most unconventional of the residences owned by the British royal family. She sailed her first voyage in 1954, and spent 44 years serving the royal family.
There’s a long history of the royal family owning yachts, so of course the late Queen Elizabeth II was no exception. It was decommissioned in 1997 and is now a museum that also hosts various events. The queen gave it up due to the “costs being too great.”
A Home Decommissioned
The yacht is a whopping 412 feet long, and it has 23 luxury cabins for guests to sleep in. Queen Elizabeth truly loved the yacht, and even once said, “Britannia is the one place where I can truly relax.”
In fact, when Prime Minister John Major said that the yacht would be decommissioned, it was one of the few times that the queen was moved to tears. She must have really loved her memories on that boat.
The Royal Ascot
One of the royal family’s annual traditions is the Royal Ascot, a racecourse located in Ascot, Berkshire, London, used for thoroughbred horse racing. The Princess of Wales’s Ascot dress was light-blue and was designed by Elie Saab and was gorgeously detailed, from the sheer sleeves to the tiny polka dots.
She paired the dress perfectly with a powder-blue hat by Philip Treacy topped off with the floral design. Fans noticed that the Princess and the Queen were matching for the event, who was also wearing blue and a floral hat.
The Princess Wears Zara
Middleton managed to make Zara look like royalty – yes, you read that right. The Princess herself was photographed wearing wide-leg black culottes and a simple black and white polka dot top.
Kate stepped out in this perfect outfit for an event at the Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development Center in London in September. She was visiting the center to meet with nurses who may be the reason she went for a chic yet approachable look.
Magical in Magenta
The Princess of Wales may be a Princess, but she isn’t above wearing the same outfit twice. She wore this magenta suit twice, the first time in January 2017 during a visit to the Royal Opera House in London.
The suit comes from Oscar de la Renta’s 2015 fall collection, but somehow the Princess makes the outfit look timeless. The second time she sported the outfit was in November 2019 during a visit to the Nook Children’s Hospice in Norfolk, England.
Tradition and Change
Princess Kate and Prince William wore matching green ensembles to honor the official color of Pakistan. The Princess wore a floor-length glittery Jenny Packham gown with a traditional dupatta scarf. Royal women have paid tribute to the nation with their outfits for years.
Her husband, Prince William, was the first male member of the royal family to wear a knee-length button-up sherwani. Men in South Asia traditionally wear the knee-length button-up coat.
Beauty in Blue
Kate wore several great looks during her and Prince William’s royal tour of Pakistan. On the first day of the royal visit, Kate sported a shalwar kameez, a traditional Pakistani dress designed by Catherine Walker.
The unique teal-blue color of the Princess’s dress was similar to the shalwar-kameez that Middleton’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana wore during a visit to Pakistan in 1996. This is not the first time the two royal women have been compared to each other. Kate has channeled Princess Diana’s style in the past.
Fashion Recycling Revolutionary
The Princess of Wales is known for her revolutionary fashion recycling, and this white off-the-shoulder Barbara Casasola dress was no exception to the change Kate has made in the royal world.
The mother of three rocked the dress for the first time at the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize event in 2016. She stunned in the dress again when she arrived in it at the first annual Addiction Awareness Week gala – accessorizing with a satin clutch and glittery metallic pumps.
Ethically Conscious Collections
The first dress the Princess debuted in 2019 was a dark-green, long-sleeved number that she chose from one of her favorite brands. The dress was designed by Beulah London, an ethically conscious brand that donates 10% of its profit to victims of human trafficking.
The Princess had worn this brand a few times before. She decided to dress in one of their $770 designs for a visit to Family Action, a UK charity that seeks to provide emotional and financial support to underprivileged families.
A Family Affair
The Princess of Wales sported a yellow coatdress by Alexander McQueen while attending the Trooping the Color parade at Buckingham Palace with her whole family. Middleton wore a matching floral fascinator by Philip Treacy to the event – which was also a rare joint appearance for Middleton and Meghan Markle, who came out of maternity leave to attend the event.
Some royal family fans believed that Kate was thoughtfully giving a nod to Markle’s first wedding anniversary as her dress was similar to the dress she wore to Meghan and Harry’s wedding a year prior.
A Princess in McQueen
White seems to be the Princess’s color – every time she steps out in it, she looks stunning. The Princess wore this Alexander McQueen gown to the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) in London, which she attended with Prince William. She paired the dress with a bun, a diamond bracelet, and a white clutch.
When the royal couple arrived at the red carpet outside the Royal Albert Hall, the accessory that caught everyone’s attention was the Princess’ earrings – pearl and diamond drop earrings which once belonged to Princess Diana.
A Disney Princess
2019 was a subtle year for the Princess, she kept her style fairly casual this year but looked like a Disney princess while attending the 100 Women in Finance Gala in London.
The multi-toned rose-pink tulle gown, paired with a velvet Prada clutch that matched her belt and sparkling white heels designed by Oscar de la Renta. This isn’t the first time Middleton has turned to the princesses of Disney for inspiration – the Princess has channeled Cinderella and Aurora in the past.
A Lady and a Rebel
Kate Middleton sported a $2,480 Missoni for a party in support of young people who were making a difference in Northern Ireland. The Princess and Prince William’s attendance was a surprise to those being honored.
The sea-foam green dress was a great look, but her outfit wasn’t the only thing that people were talking about. Middleton made headlines during the event when she went behind the bar to pour herself her own pint. A Princess, a lady, and a rebel.
On the second day of her visit to Northern Ireland, the Princess wore a baby-blue Mulberry coat. Mulberry is one of Kate’s favorite UK labels. She wore the chic coat during a visit to a charity Cinemagic event in Ballymena.
The coat features large buttons down the front and a matching belt. The simple yet elegant coat’s most interesting feature is the unique cape that tops off the look with a royal flair.
Classic Autumn Outfit
One of her more casual looks was worn for a surprise visit to the National History Museum in October. The Princess wore a beautiful burgundy sweater with a defined neckline and sleeves. She made a bold move by pairing the sweater with an olive shade wide-leg trousers, nailing the classic elegant autumn outfit.
The look was topped off with burgundy heels, a Chanel handbag, and gold Asprey hoops. The color collaboration was a risky one – wearing two bold colors together can often clash, but Kate looked stunning and proves that when you wear something with confidence, it just works.
An Elegant Dream
The Princess chose a blue ensemble yet again when she wore this dress to a reception at none other than Buckingham Palace in March. Kate looked royal in this pastel baby-blue dress – the high collar and small buttons down the front give this dress an elegant and classy vibe.
In some mysterious way, the Princess somehow makes even the most old-fashioned pieces of clothing look modern. She paired the look with a baby-blue clutch and cream-colored heels.
Radiant in Red
As we’ve seen until now, the Princess often wears pastels, so when she stepped out with this Catherine Walker coatdress – it immediately became the talk of the town. The striking red coatdress featured big gold buttons, and she added a matching bow fascinator to the look.
She wore the bold look for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March. Those who follow the Princess’ style closely know that this wasn’t the first time she wore the coat – it was worn previously during a visit to New Zealand in 2014.
Adding Caps and Letting Her Hair Down
If you take a good look at the two photos below, you’ll notice that they were not taken at the same event. Another example of the Princess recycling a gown was when she added cap sleeves to her floral Alexander McQueen gown.
Middleton put a spin on the gown she wore the 2017 BAFTAs and re-wore the dress for a night out at the Portrait Gala in March 2019. When she first wore the dress, it featured off-the-shoulder straps, but then the Princess looked a bit less formal twist by simply adding sleeves for her appearance.
The Princess and the Queen
This may come as somewhat of a surprise to you, but the Princess and the Queen’s visit to King’s College in London in March was the two royal women’s first solo outing without another member of the royal family.
It seems like the Princess decided to let the Queen shine on this outing as Her Majesty is radiant in baby-pink while the Princess opted for a gray Catherine Walker coatdress. Kate paired her subtle coatdress with a black fascinator that matched her black tights, heels and, clutch.
Charlotte’s First Day
For her first day of school, Princess Charlotte’s mom wore a simple floral dress. As Middleton took her daughter to Thomas’s Battersea, a $23,000-a-year school, she was caught on camera wearing a $180 Micheal Kors dress.
This wasn’t the first time she wore the floral number, she previously wore it to Meghan and Harry’s wedding rehearsal in 2018. Kensington Palace tweeted a photo of both children and parents entering the school grounds. By the looks of it, Princess Charlotte appeared to have a case of the first day scares, hiding behind her mom.
Kate has perfectly curated her wardrobe – the patterns and colors she wears are always true to her style. The Princess sported this two thousand dollar dress for a visit at the Back to Nature garden in London in September.
The powder-blue (which we already know the Princess adores) dress had a lovely floral pattern on it and was worn with a matching belt. Middleton is walking with poise and a huge smile as she greets fans – it’s hard not to wish we were there.
Kate and Prince William greeted Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, during their visit to the Aga Khan Centre in London on October 2. The Princess’s teal ensemble by ARoss Girl x Soler was worn with a green belt that flowed down the dress.
Middleton paired her outfit perfectly with earrings by Pakistani designer Zeen. The decision to wear a Pakistani designer’s earrings was an endearing tribute as she and her husband met with the prince before their royal tour in Pakistan.
When Meghan and Prince Harry’s two-month-old son, Archie Harrison, was christened at Windsor Castle’s private chapel – the Princess was there looking as chic as ever. Kate Middleton wore a bright pink Stella McCartney dress, which she paired with red pumps.
Of course, in the royal family, accessories are everything, so it only makes sense that the Princess’s hatband and simple drop earrings were gorgeous. We know the celebration wasn’t about her – but she manages to steal the show somehow.
Quintessential English Summer
Kate is known for being a longtime tennis fan, she makes an effort to watch a couple of Wimbledon matches a year. She was spotted at a game, sitting in her usual spot in the Center Court’s Royal Box.
The Princess explained to People magazine in 2017 that the tournament “is such a quintessential part of English summer.” This year, she opted for a black-and-white outfit wearing a Suzannah dress and Alexander McQueen belt.
A Beauty in Black & White
Kate wore a new stunning black-and-white ensemble when she attended the Order of the Garter ceremony in June. The Princess of Wales wore yet another Catherine Walker coat dress with a white collar and black piping.
To top off the royal look, she wore a black hat, pearl earrings, and black pumps. The Princess wasn’t the only royal at the service, and she was joined by the Queen, Prince William, Prince Charles, and other members of the family.
A Style Icon
We’re going to throw things back to prove that the Princess has been stylish for years. The heavily sequined and studded Jenny Packham gown, from the designer’s 2011 collection, is one of the first pieces that the Princess recycled.
It is also one of the gowns that made her a fashion icon. She wore it here in 2016 when she attended a charity gala dinner at Houghton Hall in King’s Lynn, England. The first time she wore the Packham design was in 2011 in her first formal appearance after her wedding to Prince William.
Stars and Royalty
One of Kate’s most iconic looks was worn in 2018, marking her as one of royalty’s most fashionable family members. The beautiful Erdem dress has an asymmetric neckline, full-length mismatched buttons, and a vintage-style embellishment.
The dress is timeless and although Kate made it her own adding a purple belt, royalty and stars alike have worn it. Carey Mulligan was the first to wow in this look, in 2017 to an awards event.
Around Christmas-time, Kensington Palace released photos of Kate Middleton visiting the Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit. The photos were taken in early 2019, when the Princess of Wales visited the maternity unit, observing clinics, visiting post-natal wards.
For her visit, Kate chose a printed dress and black tights. During her visit, the mother of three joined community midwives during their house calls. Middleton wrote an open letter thanking the midwives for the work they do, acknowledging them, and the effort they put into their work to make lives better.
It’s always sweet when parents dress somewhat similar to their children, and as you can see, both Kate and William had mini-mes at Christmas. To attend Christmas Day services at Sandringham, Kate paired a simple chic gray coat with her favorite shade of green.
The Princess wore an emerald green hat and heels which matched her daughter, Princess Charlotte’s coat. Prince William and Prince George are also dressed similar, and we can’t help but love everything about this photo.
We’ve seen a lot of Kate’s Pakistan tour fashion, she chose her outfits perfectly for each occasion she attended – playing Cricket was no different for the Princess. On the fourth day of their tour, the royal couple visited the National Cricket Academy.
The event was casual, so comfortable attire was required as they even tried to play the sport, and the Princess paired white sneakers with a shalwar kameez designed by Gul Ahmed.
Her Signature Coat
There are some signature looks the Princess will not give up, and we hope she doesn’t give them up soon because she looks stunning in them. Kate Middleton may be most recognizable in this blue Alexander McQueen coat, which she has worn on many occasions throughout the years.
She wore the coat while she attended an extraordinary event in honor of Sir David Attenborough, in Birkenhead. For the special occasion, she paired the coat with navy heels, diamond earrings, and an Asprey clutch.
She may be down-to-earth, but this Princess knows how to dress up when need be. She and William often chose similar colors for occasions they attend together (he is wearing a pink pin), and you know what they say – a couple that dresses together stays together.
For one of the Queen’s Garden Parties, Kate wore a powdered pink coatdress, designed by none other than one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen. She paired this stunning coat with a headpiece by Juliette Botterill.
Shades of Gray
The Princess of Wales is known for the bright colors and prints she often wears (and stuns in), but every once in a while, she chooses a mellow shade.
Kate arrived at Kings College London wearing a Catherine Walker Coat dress. Middleton paired the gray look off with black tights and pumps and a small black clutch. Of course, the look would not be complete without the black Sylvia Fletcher for Lock Hatter’s hat.
New Year’s Resolutions
The new year has brought promising fashion change for the Princess. We are positive that the Princess will surprise us with many new and stunning outfits. We’re also betting all our money on the fact that most of the Princess’s outfits will be coatdresses.
She started the year off as predicted with this multicolored coat dress. On January 5th, 2020, Middleton wore a bold royal blue fedora while attending church in Sandringham with her husband, Prince William.
Looking happy and confident as ever, Kate stepped out in November in a deep royal blue dress by Eponine, a Couture Fashion Brand based in London. This was not the first time the Princess dawned the look. She had worn this dress once before in 2017.
This time around, the Princess paired her outfit with stilettos made by Rupert Sanderson, a black clutch and gorgeous sapphire drop earrings. Kate looked so stunning in this, and we can’t help but wonder if we’ll see this dress again anytime soon.
Royalty Has Style
One of Kate’s favorite designers was also one of the late Princess Diana’s favorites, Catherine Walker. Walker, a French-born fashion designer, based in London, has been tied to the Royal Family for years.
When she attended her close friend, Sophie Carter’s wedding, the Princess wore a Walker design. Unsurprisingly, this was not the first time she wore this coat and dress. She first wore the look while on a royal tour of Poland and Germany in 2017.
Winning at Wimbledon
Kate is known for loving Wimbledon, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex made their first joint solo appearance at Wimbledon in mid-2018. Kate and Meghan were there to watch Serena Williams play Germany’s, Angelique Kerber.
For the summery sporty occasion, Kate wore a polka-dotted Jenny Packham dress. We have since seen the stylish sisters-in-law together on many occasions, so it’s safe to say they hit it off smoothly.
Kate followed in her mother-in-law’s footsteps, looking equally chic in her loose blue kurta as she mingled at a school in Pakistan on one of their overseas visits. Kate was captured in a royal blue shalwar kameez by local designer Maheen Khan and she matched her blue outfit and earrings with a ring.
William and Kate had a meeting with Pakistan’s leader Imran Khan. Princess Diana had visited Pakistan a few times and it has been said that she was very fond of the country.
Paying Special Tribute
Kate Middleton’s latest appearance has been a chic style win for the royal. But out of all her sightings, this one has a meaning more special than most. Paying tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, on the 10th anniversary of his death, the Princess stepped out in a navy McQueen coat and matching skirt.
The touching tribute, worn with black boots, was a nod to the late British designer’s fashion house that she’s been a long-time fan of.
The Princess surprised us again when stepping out in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, and masters casual chic on a farm visit. We saw Kate interacting with young farm visitors and a fascinating mix of animals, including snakes and alpacas. For the occasion, Kate was appropriately dressed down for a day on the farm.
She wore a khaki green jacket with a sky blue turtleneck, skinny black jeans, and tall brown tassel boots. The Princess rounded out her outfit with sparkling golden leaf earrings.
The Princess looks effortlessly chic and sleek with her Reiss gray blazer, skinny black pants, and Aquatalia ankle boots. Her ashy grey jacket pairs well with the bluebell Cashmere Roll Neck Sweater. Her outfit looks polished and minimalistic, revealing a different look for her compared to her dresses, suits, and more formal wear. Kate debuted another gorgeous item – a pretty new pair of Catherine Zoraida earrings, featuring a leafy fern design. Kate has been a long-time fan of London label Zoraida, wearing her delicate gold designs on several occasions.
Kate debuted another gorgeous item – a pretty new pair of Catherine Zoraida earrings, featuring a leafy fern design. Kate has been a long-time fan of London label Zoraida, wearing her delicate gold designs on several occasions.
Her Favorite Wedges
Here we see Catherine, Princess of Wales, visiting The Royal Horticultural Society Back to Nature Garden that she designed at the 2019 Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Palace. With her floral short sleeve midi dress, Kate Middleton pairs it with one of her favorite pairs of shoes.
She usually wears with more casual dresses are undoubtedly her Castañer tan wedges. She has been seen wearing these wedges on several occasions, so it would be safe to say they are among her favorite.
Relaxed with Style
Kate appeared for an interview and looked relaxed in a Sézane jumper that we’ve seen her in before. The Princess paired her blue coat with a black turtleneck – the first was in late-January at the London Early Years Foundation nursery and pre-school in Stockwell Gardens.
Back then, she styled it with black stocking and long boots and matching black gloves, but this time she wore the outfit more casually, with her hair styled in loose waves.
Lime Green Dress
From all the elaborate gala dinners, overseas travels, and everyday royal engagements, the Princess of Wales certainly requires a comprehensive wardrobe that might challenge even the most devoted shopper. We’ve seen a change in style direction for the Princess’ style recently as Kate made an appearance in this very unexpectedly bright dress.
The lime green makes a real statement and catches our eye, although she has wisely toned down the dress with black stockings and L.K.Bennett Mollie Boots.
Calm and Collected
Meeting with dignitaries and high profile politicians can leave most people nervous and easily agitated, but not Kate, who didn’t grow up being prepared for this kind of lifestyle, like most royalty. And yet, Kate looks incredibly calm and collected as she wore a crisp white skirt-suit with a peplum waist for a visit to Poland.
Kate added a red clutch for a pop of color. She accessorized her outfit with a pair of beige suede heels and understated jewelry.
Go for Green
On her tour to Canada, Kate has transformed herself into something akin to a Fifties movie star. Kate Middleton Debuts a New Smythe Jacket during her visit to the Royal Visit in Canada. Seeing as their engagements called for some outdoor activity, Kate opted for a rather casual outfit. Her moss green blazer looked perfectly tailored and effortlessly chic, she wears the color so well!
The Princess finished her outfit with a Somerset by Alice Temperley tie-bow blouse, her go-to Zara pants, and cowboy boots.
When we imagine the Princess of Wales’s closet, we believe it to be filled with every item of clothing from every designer imaginable. But regardless of how many options she may or may not have, there’s one designer that Kate always seems to reach for, and it’s Mulberry.
As she’s wrapped up in a thick green coat, hat, gloves and snow boots, teamed with Sorel snow boots, and of course, the Mulberry handbag. The outfit is finished off with a pair of classic earrings.
Elegant in Midnight Blue
Over the years, the mom of three has worn the almost-periwinkle shade in gowns, coats, and everything in between. And the Princess has wowed us each time! With this classic look, Kate bundled up in a midnight blue overcoat, that she paired with a red and white heart patterned scarf from British brand Beulah.
As an organization, Beulah’s aim is to eradicate slavery and help create employment opportunities for vulnerable women. She sported this outfit on a trip to Swansea in Wales.
Gorgeous in Every Color
On the 29th of January this year, the Princess made a previously unannounced visit to the LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school, where she helped served breakfast to children. For the casual event, Kate chose an Aegean blue coat, a white Sezanne sweater, and black ankle boots.
Princess Kate looks gorgeous in every color of the rainbow and one of her favorite colors to wear is blue. Whether in deep navy or aqua, she carries off the color so well.
Making an Entrance
What an entrance! Kate Middleton’s Pakistan royal tour wardrobe featured countless incredible looks, but this bespoke ombre, ranging from pale turquoise to aqua blue. Catherine Walker ensemble made a lasting impression. She wore it upon her arrival, straight from the plane.
The dress was inspired by a shalwar kameez, which is a traditional outfit consisting of a dress and trousers. She sported it at the Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan on the 14th of October last year in Islamabad.
Ready to Go
Back on the 31st of October last year, we saw The Princess step out for a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London. Kate wore a rich blue dress by Jenny Packham with a clutch and nude heels. The dress is extremely flattering on her already trim figure.
Kate Middleton has often worn outfits by Jenny Packham, who is a well-known and highly regarded British fashion designer. Jenny mostly makes ready-to-wear clothes but also specializes in wedding dresses.
All That Glitters is Green
When meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Kate wore a vibrant green tunic by Catherine Walker over trousers by Maheen Kahn, a look which she paired with a scarf by Satringi and earrings by Zeen. Kate said of the outfit: “I am personally in love with the green dress she wore.
The cuts perfectly complimented her body type, yet the dress was sophisticated and understated as it should have been for a visit to a notoriously modest culture.
The Princess of Wales arrived at Wimbledon last year wearing a vibrant green dress by Dolce and Gabbana, which she has worn before. Kate is a keen tennis player herself and was there in an official capacity as a royal patron.
After dazzling in white the day before, she decided on the dress that she had worn before, during her 2016 royal tour of Canada. The look was styled with a Dolce & Gabbana bag, nude pumps, and loop earrings.
Kate looked sophisticated in a floor-length black Diane von Furstenberg lace dress with a scalloped neckline and three-quarter length sleeves at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Gala Dinner held at The Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Interestingly, Diane von Fürstenberg is royalty herself as Princess Diane of Fürstenberg. She first rose to prominence when she married into the German princely House of Fürstenberg, as the wife of Prince Egon von Fürstenberg. A year after marrying, Fürstenberg began designing women’s clothes.
Back in July 2011, Kate and William attended a cocktail party at the United Kingdom’s Consul-General’s residence in Los Angeles. This event was the second item on their itinerary for their USA-leg of the royal tour. Earlier in the day, the duo attended a business summit in Beverley Hills.
Both the Governor and the Mayor of California welcomed the royal couple to California at the event. Several famous faces were at the party too, including footballer David Beckham.
A Tribute to Princess Diana
Prince William and Harry paid tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, with a visit to her memorial garden at Kensington Palace on the day before the 20th anniversary of her death. The Princess of Wales joined them on a tour of the Sunken Garden, which has been transformed into the White Garden in Diana’s memory this summer.
The Princess chose an elegant green Prada tea-length dress with a high neck and long sleeves. The Royals were led on a walk around the grounds and pointed out many of Diana’s favorite flowers, from lilies to white roses.
Radiant in Red
Kate Middleton was a vision in red for a Heads together event at the official opening of The Global Academy in Hayes, England. The Princess joined Princes Harry and William as she looked flawless in a bright poppy-hued Armani skirt suit.
The fitted zip-up blazer featured a flattering ruching along the bust and a slight split at the neck. She paired it with a matching knee-length pencil skirt, a pair of classic nude pumps, and a slim leather clutch—also nude.
Black and White
Here’s another look from her Royal Pakistan tour. Kate was seen in a Beulah black blazer coat, a white tunic, white pants, and black Russell & Bromley flats. She and Prince William attended their final event, a visit to Islamabad’s Army Canine Unit, where they met dogs and puppies trained to identify explosive devices.
Her outfit choice is as perfect as it is understated and appropriate for the environment. We don’t often see Kate in black and white like this, so it sure is a refreshing change!
When in Paris
These photos were from the second day of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s trip to the City of Light, and it comes as no surprise that the Princess had already mastered French style.
Middleton embraced Paris on her weekend visit, wearing a chic printed blue coatdress from Chanel, accented with a double-C belt and quilted handbag from the historic brand. Prince William, on the other hand, paired perfectly with his wife, wearing a navy blue suit, white button-up shirt, and maroon tie.
Kate Middleton is the master of subtle styling tricks. Kate’s green suit jacket, which she wore on a visit to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, seems like standard outerwear. But, upon closer inspection, we catch a glimpse of her a new fashion hack.
Kate wore a tie-neck blouse underneath her Hobbs London jacket and let the Peter Pan collar stick out, creating the illusion that it was all one piece. This is easy to miss as the Gerard Darel top blended perfectly with the round neckline of her jacket.
Prince William, Harry, and Princess Kate were putting their heads together once again. At a briefing at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts on Tuesday, the royal trio outlined their plans and hopes for Heads Together, the foundation of their campaign to shine a light on mental health issues. Kate stepped out in a floral-print Erdem dress.
The Heads Together organization is one that she, Prince William, and Prince Harry, stand behind in their effort to promote mental health awareness.
Proper and Polished
During an outing on Friday, the 4th of November, 2016 while visiting the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre, which is a Vulnerable Women’s Center in Gloucester, England. We also adore seeing Middleton often visiting those least fortunate. Kate looked proper and polished in a black turtleneck top, a Dolce & Gabbana buttoned tweed skirt and a pale blue Mulberry coat.
She paired her look with an autumn-ready set of black pumps and matching tights, and her luxurious brunette locks billowing in loose waves at her shoulders.
Coated With Style
On a visit to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Northern Ireland, Kate was seen braving the rainy weather in a stylish coat. With the kind of elegant style that would make any girl envious, it is clear to see that the Princess of Wales has a fine touch when it comes to fashionable expression.
Sporting a beautifully contrasting color against the local surroundings, this exquisite choice has her standing out from the crowd. The buckled wrist straps are especially lovely.
Knitted for a Queen
While some might suggest that knitted wear, especially with patterned styling, would have you looking old fashioned, it is seemingly surprising how this was the exact opposite with Kate Middleton. Looking elegant with a refined touch of professionalism, the Princess mastered the knitted look in this skirt and jacket.
With a modern approach to the skirt’s design and the exquisite detailing of the jacket, it is inspiring to see Kate look so beautiful in this youthful expression of office inspired style.
One of the most difficult color combinations to pull off is the classic black and white. For the Princess of Wales, though, it seems to be one of her favorite combinations. The elegance of the jacket and blouse just blends so perfectly with the dark details of her hat, clutch, and skirt and is pleasing to the eye.
Perhaps, what makes this look so fashionable, is the added white patterns of the skirt, which adds to the expressive nature of the lovely combination.
The Devil in the Lack of Details
Some may think the abundance of detail expresses that sophistication, but here, Kate proves everyone wrong. Walking the red carpet in a lovely little number, the Princess appears incredibly flattering in this unsophisticated dress.
Despite the lack of frills and elegant details, this plain-looking dress has the Princess looking extravagant rather easily. As some might say, it is not what you wear, but rather how you wear it. Unsurprisingly, the Princess of Wales certainly has the right strut for this dress.
It appears that Kate is a big fanatic of simple style. Again, appearing on the red carpet in a dress that has little details to draw attention, she somehow pulls off an extravagant look.
Without frills, and with only a lovely neckpiece, Kate steals the focus of the night in a way that makes it look like she did not even try. The contrast of the black shoes and clutch is a lovely touch of expression that accentuates her simple beauty.
True Street Couture
From the red carpet to the sidewalk, style follows the Princess of Wales everywhere. In a casual look that has all the refined touches of style befitting a princess, Kate looks especially lovely here on a day out.
How her blouse combines with the theme of her purse, and how the details of the jacket blends with those jeans is all the proof needed to say that this girl has a natural sense for fashion. Not to mention how the whole selection, with the added details of the boots and belt, is oh so flattering to her lovely figure.
Old Fashion Never Turns To Cold Expression
Fashion from the sixties and seventies, in all honesty, does not suit every girl, but it appears the Princess of Wales seems to be the contrary. Looking exceptionally elegant in a blue, checkered dress that seems inspired by the retro looks of Diana’s era, Kate was seen arriving at the Honiara International Airport.
Welcomed to the Solomon Islands in a style that has set Kate apart from other socialites, she looked both lovely and sophisticated, especially with the added details of white from her clutch and high heels.
Once more sporting the combination of black and white, the Princess looked beautiful as she arrived at the Warner Brothers Studio. Despite that polka dots have been in and out of fashion ever since the seventies, depending only on who you listen to, the Princess pulled off the look brilliantly.
The lovely touch of expressive black, provided by the extravagance of her jacket and the trim details of her shoes and clutch, added exquisite detail to the stylish theme she sported.
The Public’s Favorite Lady in Pink
Somewhere there is an unwritten rule that states no girl’s wardrobe is complete without a few numbers of pastel pinks and purples. This dress of the Princess of Wales has been an all-time favorite adored by the public.
Worn on several occasions, this pastel pink dress has never been a disappointment, and always seems flattering on the Princess’ shapely figure. Enough to make any girl green with envy, this elegant dress is one of Kate’s most beautiful wardrobe pieces.
High Elegance At Its Finest
It is commonly believed that blue is a masculine color, but with the correct styling, it can be a flattering color for the softer gender, as proven here by Kate Middleton. With beautifully detailed patterning and design, made from a soft silky material, this dress is uniquely beautiful.
Another fine choice by the stylish princess of Great Britain. How the color flatters her skin tone and accentuates her natural beauty is exquisitely admirable. Certainly an expression of high elegance at its finest.
Hitting the Red Carpet
The Princess of Wales appeared on the red carpet at the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob in London, in support of the charity Action on Addiction, of which she is patron. She stunned in a white gown that featured a floral crochet bodice and a pleated skirt with a high-slit.
Kate accessorized with a red clutch bag, black suede pumps, and a remembrance poppy pin. Despite being a chilly November evening in London, The Princess looked fresh and summery.
First Official Trip
The Princess made an appearance at the National Football Museum in Manchester, England, with Prince William in a sophisticated blue-and-pink checkered Erdem coat, pairing the cover-up with a black lace blouse, a pair of navy blue suede pumps, a small black clutch, and gold-and-pearl earrings. The pair started their day at The National Football Museum.
Upon arriving they met some local schoolchildren who were having some early Halloween fun. Fun fact: This was the couple’s first official trip to the city together!
Blushing in Pink
Kate Middleton looked pretty in blush pink for a royal visit to Cornwall, where she and Prince William took the day for a set of programs and engagements at several local youth organizations within the coastal county.
The Princess looked radiant and was beaming from ear to ear in a pale pink fit-and-flare dress by Lela Rose and a summery pair of Monsoon espadrille wedges, wearing her hair in loose, wavy locks and kept her makeup on the natural side.
Kate Middleton has once again raised the stakes on the courtside style as she took to the Wimbledon final from the Royal Box wearing Alexander McQueen. The skull, lipstick, and butterfly print dress was a different look for Kate, but she wore it well.
The printed number is adorned with butterflies, hummingbirds, lips, and lipsticks, as well as the signature McQueen skull. She completed her ladylike look with her LK Bennett Natalie box clutch and delicate gold charm earrings.
The Princess once again made a statement at Wimbledon – and she didn’t disappoint. She was wearing a recycled yellow Roksanda dress accessorized with nude pointy pumps. With her brunette hair worn down in billowing waves, it was another winning look from the Princess, who has been stepping out in several high-fashion ensembles in recent weeks.
She had previously worn the eye-catching bright yellow and white block design when she arrived in Sydney on her royal tour of Australia in April 2014.
King Charles’ Coronation
On May 6th, 2023, former-Prince Charles became King. Unsurprisingly, Kate Middleton attended the coronation. Even less surprising was the fact that she looked fabulous! The Princess of Wales donned a royal blue cape “at the request of the King and Queen,” a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen headpiece, and the late Princess Diana’s pearl earrings.
The earrings weren’t Middleton’s only homage, though. The Princess also wore Elizabeth II’s George VI Festoon diamond necklace, which was made in 1950.