AFTER eight years together and two brief splits, one of the most-watched couples in England have decided to tie the knot.
Last week, Britain’s Prince William finally proposed to the gorgeous Kate Middleton, and let me just say he couldn’t have chosen a more sophisticated, classy and chic partner.
For as long as she’s been in the public eye, Kate, 28, has been admired and adored by people worldwide. She’s quite the looker, with long brown hair and that classic flair, with fantastic style to match.
William has only just proposed, but already magazines, entertainment websites and news channels are abuzz with talk of who will design her gown and what jewels she’ll be wearing on the big day.
We don’t have to look that far back to see what’s getting everyone buzzing about; since she first stepped out with William in the early days we’ve been ooh-ing and aah-ing at her wardrobe choices.
Just check out the deep blue Issa wrap dress she wore when the couple announced their engagement; the dress sold out in stores hours after she wore it, confirmed British retailer Harvey Nichols.
This wasn’t a first for Kate. In 2007, a Topshop print dress she wore for her birthday sold out within 24 hours as well. At this point it is safe to say that Kate has made it to fashion icon status.
She isn’t the first, and won’t be the last, royal to do this. Let’s look at the queens, princesses and princesses-to-be that have taken the fashion world by storm.
Letizia, Princess of Asturias
This former journalist is the wife of Felipe, Prince of Asturias (the heir apparent to the Spanish throne) is the embodiment of chic casual.
A loyal supporter of Spanish fashion designers and brands, she wears evening gowns by Lorenzo Caprile, and her daytime wardrobe is mainly made up of duds by Miguel Palacio, Adolfo Dominguez or Felipe Varela.
She wears a lot of Loewe and YSL, as well as high-street brands like Mango and Massimo Dutti. She also reportedly buys clothes for her daughters at Zara Kids.
Often spotted in long pants and a flowy top or a chic pantsuit, the princess always looks super comfortable yet fashionable at the same time.
Sheikha Mozah Nasser Al Missned, Qatar
Sometimes referred to as “Monochromatic Mozah” for her love of one-colour ensembles, the second wife of the Emir of the State of Qatar has been praised time and time again for her conservative and stylish dressing.
Mozah, the Gaultier-loving mother of seven (wow!), has been on Vanity Fair magazine’s best dressed list for successfully mixing modesty with high fashion.
With a talent for wearing exquisite jewellery without being over-the-top, she breathes new life into seemingly unworkable long sleeves, long skirts and conservative headgear.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Youthful looks, gorgeous thick brown hair and a pleasant smile to match, this 40-year-old mother of four has it all, including great style.
She’s always in tune with the latest trends, and often attends fashion events when not engrossed in her philanthropic endeavors and royal commitments. (psst: she also tweets and blogs)
Recently she attended the 20th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York in a glittery Halston Heritage number. On regular days, she loves earth-toned accessories, foliage-coloured dresses and chic business suits.