But every public engagement and social media photocall requires a diplomatic outfit in keeping with the formality of the event. Thankfully, it’s a royal duty Kate and Meghan have effortlessly mastered.
Just weeks after Kensington Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s engagement, Meghan introduced the world to her covetable sense of style.
Whether it was her protocol-breaking Altuzarra dress or that Oscar de la Renta showstopper, the ‘Meghan Effect’ captured the fashion industry in its persuasive clutches this year and hasn’t let go since – with every one of her ensembles garnering sell-out status.
But this year also gave royals further down the pecking order a chance to step into the sartorial spotlight with Princess Eugenie tying the knot in a Peter Pilotto gown while sister Beatrice made her Met Gala debut.
From Queen Elizabeth II to the Duchess of Sussex, these were this year’s best royal outfits.
Which look was your favourite?
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