Royal Power Suit Moments: Princess Diana in Catherine Walker, Queen Mary of Denmark in The Fold and More Looks

Among the fashion and style trends that have risen in popularity over the course of the last few decades, nothing comes quite as close to the influence and impact of the power suit. Women, particularly women who are members of European monarchies, have been suiting up for decades, setting trends and making a case for the power suit.

While the power suit might seem like a modern phenomenon, one can look back to the 1970s and see royals like Princess Anne fashioning the look.

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Princess Diana, known widely for her tremendous fashion sense, elevated the power suit and even toyed with menswear, wearing a waistcoat with her Catherine Walker suit in 1988. Since then, modern royals like Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Mary of Denmark; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, Princess of Wales have made the power suit their own.

Ahead, see some of the best power suit moments from royal women over the years.

Queen Mary of Denmark

Queen Mary Of Denmark participates in the Specialists' 20th anniversary at The National Museum of Denmark on April 9, 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Queen Mary of Denmark

On April 9, Queen Mary of Denmark stepped out in this suit by London-based fashion brand The Fold. She paired the look with Jimmy Choo pumps.

Kate Middleton

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she arrives for her visit to AW Hainsworth on September 26, 2023 in Leeds, England.
Catherine, Princess of Wales

While out in Leeds in September 2023, Catherine, Princess of Wales wore this sleek Burberry suit in green.

Meghan Markle

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the WellChild awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex opted for a monochrome look with her suit by Altuzarra in September 2018.

Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) attends a charity greyhound racing event at Wembley Stadium in London, UK, 20th April 1988. She is wearing a green Hackett waistcoat and a Catherine Walker suit and a bow tie.
Princess Diana

One of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks, the late royal fashioned this Catherine Walker suit moment with a Hackett waistcoat in April 1988.

Queen Letizia of Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain receives the President of Paraguay Santiago Peña Palacios and his wife Leticia Ocampos at Zarzuela Palace on February 28, 2024 in Madrid, Spain.
Queen Letizia of Spain

In February, Queen Letizia of Spain opted for this Bimba Y Lola charcoal suit. She paired the look with heels by Pdpaola.

Princess Anne

Princess Anne

Back in September 1973, Princess Anne stepped out in this suit, showing off her modern style sensibility.

Princess Diana, 1997

Diana, The Princess Of Wales Has Lunch With Her Stepmother Raine Spencer At The Connaught Hotel In Mayfair.
Diana, Princess of Wales, at left, with her stepmother Raine Spencer.

Another suit worn by Princess Diana, the late royal wore a gray suit while out with her stepmother. The suit featured fringe detailing on lapels.

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