The 26 most iconic royal fashion moments from the past decade


  • As we approach the end of 2019, Insider has taken a look back at the most iconic royal fashion moments from the past decade.
  • While there were traditional wedding dresses, tiaras, and ballgowns, there were also outfits that showed off each royal’s unique style. 
  • Kate Middleton wore a custom-made Jenny Packham dress to introduce Prince George to the world in 2013.
  • More recently, Prince William made history by becoming the first British royal male to wear a traditional Pakistani outfit during his tour of the country in 2019.
  • Here are the best and most memorable outfits and accessories from Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and other members of the royal family since 2010.
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Kate Middleton’s $530 blue Issa wrap dress was an elegant choice for her official engagement photos with Prince William in 2010. The dress sold out less than 24 hours later.

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The Duchess of Cambridge opted for an Alexander McQueen wedding dress the following year, along with a tiara lent to her by the Queen herself.

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The duke’s outfit was also a head-turner. William wore the red tunic of a colonel of the Irish Guards, having been appointed colonel two months before the wedding. He completed the look with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal.

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However, it wasn’t just the bride and groom’s outfits that made headlines. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie wore these extravagant Philip Tracey fascinators to watch the couple tie the knot at Westminster Abbey.

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That same year, Beatrice wore another daring fascinator — nicknamed “the satellite dish” — to Zara Phillips’ wedding.

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Prince William and Middleton demonstrated their quirky couple style with these cowboy hats during their first royal tour of Canada in 2011.

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Queen Elizabeth II wore this feather hat to open the refurbished East Wing of Somerset House that same year.

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The color-block suit has become Her Majesty’s trademark look over the past few years. She wore this blue Stewart Parvin coat and matching fascinator for a trip to Nottingham as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

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After Middleton and William’s first child, Prince George, was born in 2013, the duchess wore a polka dot Jenny Packham dress to greet crowds outside the hospital. The dress was made especially for the duchess, and it has never been available for the public to purchase.

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The royal also opted for a Jenny Packham design after the birth of her daughter, Princess Charlotte, in 2015.

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She wore a similar $1,913 Sentaler wrap coat for her first Christmas with the royal family in 2017, accessorizing with a beige fascinator and matching clutch.

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Princes William and Harry looked dashing in matching tuxedos as they attended the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiere in London in 2017.

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The Duchess of Sussex’s Givenchy wedding dress was compared to one worn by Jennifer Lopez in “The Wedding Planner” because of the similar neckline.

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Prince Harry, meanwhile, matched with his brother and Best Man William in their Blues and Royals frockcoat uniforms.

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However, they changed things up for the reception later that evening, with Markle donning a $4,489 Stella McCartney halter-neck dress while Harry wore a tuxedo.

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For her first ever Trooping the Colour parade in 2018, Markle opted for a blush-colored Carolina Herrera dress with a matching Philip Tracey fascinator. The duchess was criticized for wearing an off-the-shoulder design, even though other royal women have done it before.

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Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank followed later that year, and the royal chose a Peter Pilotto and Christoper De Vos dress. She also wore a Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which was once owned by the Queen Mother.

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Eugenie decided against wearing a veil so that she could show the scar from the surgery she had at age 12 to correct scoliosis.

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Middleton looked like a real-life Disney princess when she paired the Lover’s Knot tiara with a mermaid-style ballgown by Alexander McQueen to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in 2018.

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For a palace reception that same year, she paired the same tiara with a sequinned Jenny Packham gown.

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During a visit to Sydney’s Bondi Beach in 2018, Harry and Markle proved they’re perfectly in-sync when it comes to couple style.

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Markle was compared to the late Princess Diana when she paired this bright red $1,395 coat by Sentaler with a purple Babaton by Aritzia dress while pregnant in 2019.

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Middleton and the Queen coordinated in powder blue floral hats for a visit to Royal Ascot 2019, with the duchess’ design by Philip Tracey and Her Majesty’s by her senior designer, Angela Kelly.

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Most recently, William and Middleton made royal fashion history with matching traditional outfits in Pakistan. While the duchess opted for a glittering Jenny Packham gown and dupatta scarf, William became the first British royal male to wear a traditional sherwani.

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William also paid tribute to his mother, the late Princess Diana, by wearing the same traditional Chitrali hat she wore in Pakistan. The duchess opted for another traditional headpiece.

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