Stylish royal children: UK ‘traditional and sweet’ but other European royal ‘perfect’ look
Across Europe, royal children tend to follow the family’s style and sometimes they are even more fashionable than their own parents. But who is the best dressed?
Miranda Holder, TV and celebrity fashion expert explained: “The children in the Royal Families are very much a symbol of new beginnings and hope across Europe.
“Most of them are frequently in the public eye, and grow up with ‘royal duties’ ingrained as part of their lifestyle.
“It is imperative as part of the public image of the royal dynasties, that the children not only look clean cut and presentable but represent the essence – or the brand – of the family in question.”
She continued: “Without exception, all the royal children are ‘mini-me’s’ of their parents, and although all very smartly dressed, the subtle cultural and personal differences shine through.
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“Colour is an important factor, as this can be very symbolic.
“Think of the number of times Meghan Markle has worn white, associated with innocence, purity, and peace.
“And the various families favour their own colour palettes in line with how they want to be portrayed,” Miranda explained.
In the UK, Prince George and Princess Charlotte “reflect the fashions of their parents” according to the expert.
“Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are one of royalty’s most conservative couples, their fashion reflecting the sombre weight of the role and responsibilities that will one day be theirs,” the fashion expert said.
“Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the picture of innocence, regularly seen wearing classic and traditional outfits that many would find outdated.
“They appear sweet and pure, Charlotte these days coordinating with mummy in a similarly-shaped formal coat on public occasions and George looking every inch the young royal in timeless blue shirts and shorts combinations, often accessorised with a blue cardigan, or occasionally in a country-style checked shirt that would look very at home on a shoot in the grounds of their Scottish retreat Balmoral.
“Both children wear a lot of royal blue,” Miranda commented.
About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, she said: “We very rarely see images of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ children.
“Archie and Lilibet are both highly protected from the public eye and Harry and Meghan take their children’s privacy very seriously indeed.
“We can expect, though, that Harry and Meghan’s children will grow up emulating their parents’ style which is slightly more relaxed than their older counterparts. I would expect Archie to wear more contemporary, sporty styles which reflects his father’s athleticism as he gets older and Lilibet, or Lili will most probably display a little more relaxed glamour, which is akin to Meghan’s style.”
However, Miranda explained another European royal family has found the “perfect balance” in terms of style.
“Princesses Leonor and Sofia of Spain are again, smaller versions of their beautiful mother.
“Queen Letizia cuts a very elegant, slightly more ostentatious figure during her public appearances, and often favours a warmer colour palette than her British counterparts.
“We often see rich ochres, terracottas and burnt oranges grace the two Spanish princesses and their style is moderately more contemporary and fashion forward.
“For me, Princess Leonor and Sofia strike the perfect sartorial balance between formal and feminine, but they are not afraid to be a little playful with what they wear, which only makes them more magnetic. It will be a pleasure to watch them grow into young ladies and see their style blossom further,” Miranda said.
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