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Royal Style Watch: From Princess Beatrice's dazzling red carpet moment to Princess Kate's power suits

September welcomes a flurry of sartorial excellence through its doors from the best dressed royals

Princess Kate, Priness Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle
Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
19 September 2023
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Just as we thought the royals had slipped into hibernation at the end of the summer, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie emerged in all their glittering glory at the Vogue World: London 2023 party. 

September also marked a major month in the style stakes for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who was crowned a monochrome maven at the Invictus Games with an expertly packed suitcase of neutral-toned ensembles. 

The Princess of Wales has proven her penchant for power dressing by kickstarting her return to royal engagements in an immaculate army of tailored suits, while the Duchess of Edinburgh has equally reigned supreme with her effortlessly flattering fits and feminine flair. 

Keep scrolling to discover which of the royal style set have impressed as the best dressed this month… 

Princess of Wales

Princess Kate wearing a white suit© Getty
The princess rewore one of her favourite suits by British label Alexander McQueen at the Rugby World Cup

Princess Kate has served up a slew of stunning suits this September, from her aubergine-hued Alexander McQueen number to her outdoorsy double-breasted jacket from Holland Cooper.

Kate Middleton visits Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton© Getty
Princess Kate wore a Holland Cooper blazer for an engagement in Yeovil

We have Alexander McQueen's signature tailoring to thank for the dramatic silhouette of Princess Kate's power suit worn to HMP High Down on 12 September. 

Kate Middleton rocks Alexander McQueen tailored suit© Getty
Kate Middleton nailed power dressing in an Alexander McQueen tailored suitat HMP High Down

It's not the first time the royal has worn the vampy purple ensemble. Kate proved her sartorial prowess in the designer number once before, when she and Prince William stepped off the plane for their Boston royal tour in December last year.

Princess Kate rocks a camel suit during Streets of Growth visit© Getty
Princess Kate rocks a camel suit during Streets of Growth visit on 19 September

Taking a leaf from the Duchess of Sussex's style file, Kate perfected neutral dressing as she stepped out in a nude suit for an engagement in east London.  

Meghan Markle

meghan markle wearing j crew cashmere sleeveless black top at invictus games© Patrick van Katwijk
The Duchess nailed monochrome dressing in Düsseldorf

The Duchess of Sussex defied expectations when she jet set to Düsseldorf without her beloved glam squad, with Meghan's press team confirming the royal not only travelled without a stylist, but also "did her own hair and makeup and will do her own the entire trip."

The 'Meghan effect' will no doubt be infectious after the royal's return to the spotlight, thanks to her mix-and-match wardrobe of affordable high street looks and luxe designer pieces.

Prince Harry and Meghan attend the cycling medal ceremony at the Invictus Games 2023© getty
Duchess Meghan wore a slick neutral ensemble to attend the cycling medal ceremony at the Invictus Games 2023

It was all about the neutral tones for the mother-of-two, who took centre stage in an array of creams, browns and caramel-hued pieces throughout the Games. 

Meghan Markle stood by Prince Harry's side during the closing ceremony© Getty
Meghan Markle wore a beautiful teal dress by Cult Gaia at the closing ceremony

After a week of neutrals, Duchess Meghan ended the Invictus Games with a burst of gorgeous color - the Cult Gaia 'Raylene' gown in the shade Seamoss. Divine!

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice beguiled in a beautiful coord from The Vampire's Wife© Mike Marsland
Princess Beatrice beguiled in a beautiful coord from The Vampire's Wife

A glowing Princess Beatrice shone amongst the fashion set rocking a floral coord from The Vampire's Wife to a private viewing of "Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto" at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend Vogue World: London 2023© David M. Benett
Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend Vogue World: London 2023

Later in the month, the mother-of-one dazzled on the red carpet of Vogue World's London event in an elegant floral cape dress by Richard Quinn, accessorised with patent black stilettos.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie of York attends Vogue World: London 2023 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on September 14, 2023 in London, England. © David M. Benett
Princess Eugenie of York wore an emerald Fendi dress

Completing a dazzling royal sister act, Princess Eugenie joined her sister at Vogue World: London in a billowing emerald green dress by Fendi. 

Queen Rania of Jordan

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Queen Rania of Jordan is always impeccably dressed, and this scarlet Gabriela Heart suit moment was no exception to her streak of winning outfits. Double-breasted buttons, a structured waist and elegantly fluted sleeves comprised her luxe 'Angela' blazer, while the monarch added flattering flared trousers and a limited edition clutch from Delvaux.

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