Wardrobe staples come in all shapes and sizes but the hardest working piece you can buy as we head into autumn? A trench coat. The perennial favourite among the stylish set, it's also a go-to among the royals who rely on it for royal engagements, casual walkabouts and everything else in between. We take a look at how Duchess Kate, Meghan Markle and Duchess Camilla and more royals wear a trench coat.
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Princess Beatrice headed to an Easter Sunday church service in a powder blue jacket, the ideal addition to her dusky rose hat and navy dress. Those in between weather moments can hard to dress for, so throwing this jacket over the top of any outfit will help provide an extra layer of warmth as cold weather sets in.
Trust the Duchess of Cambridge to give this classic Burberry coat a twist back in 2011; note the ruffled hem and big buckle detail, perfectly tying into her black clutch and black shoes.
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla is a big fan of a trench coat, and her go-to is this Burberry number – possibly the most classic and chic of them all.
The Duchess of Sussex
The Duchess of Sussex nailed casual chic wearing a Martin Grant trench coat during her royal tour of Australia. Strolling hand-in-hand with Prince Harry, Meghan pulled off the perfect casual beach look in Melbourne by pairing the jacket with black flats, but she looked equally as stunning wearing the coat with heels at Sydney Opera House. We love a versatile piece!
On that same royal tour, Meghan pulled out yet another brilliant trench when the couple landed in New Zealand - this time, a plaid style from Karen Walker. We love the patterned detail and her jaunty belt knot.
Princess Eugenie showed us you can't really go wrong with a classic black and gold colour scheme! Opting for a chic yet modest look, she wore a dress version of the traditional coat for the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in 2017. The dress had an unusual rounded neck and belted waist, which she paired with black and gold shoes and a matching clutch.
Princess Diana (and Prince Charles)
His and hers for the win! Who doesn't appreciate a matching outfit with their spouse? Princess Diana was a big fan of the trench coat, often wearing them off-duty with jeans and a white shirt.
Princess Charlene of Monaco
We love the casual way Princess Charlene of Monaco has shoulder-robed her trench, adding a laissez faire feel to her tailoring.
Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia
Queen Letizia has long been a fan of trench coats, and it seems she has passed this style staple down to her two daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia. The family coordinated as they visited the village of Asiegu which has been honoured as the 2019 Best Asturian Village, with Letizia stepping out in a deep blue version while her daughters wore matching classic camel jackets. Sweet!
Another trench coat for Queen Letizia, this time a classic camel version.
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