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Royal Style Watch: From Princess Kate in a waist-cinching skirt to Queen Letizia's Rachel Green look

The royal style set have seriously delivered this month

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Katie Daly
Katie DalyLifestyle Writer
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The royals have been upping the style stakes and there's still time left of November! The end of October saw some serious sartorial prowess from our royals - think of Queen Camilla looking spellbinding in the late Queen's tiara and a dress that reportedly took six years to make when she joined her husband King Charles III for the first Opening of Parliament of His Majesty's reign. 

Then there's royals channelling iconic Hollywood stars. Queen Letizia looked incredible when she stepped out wearing a leather trench coat and chunky black loafers looking just like Friends' Rachel Green.

Princess Kate also opted for an autumnal chocolate brown moment when she wore a 90s-style waist-cinching skirt and roll-neck to visit a cause close to her heart.

A whole new look for a royal was also showcased by Princess Eugenie. Who wouldn't want a Chanel tweed jacket?

Who's been on our Royal Style Watch so far this November? Keep scrolling to find out which of the royal set delivered in the style stakes.

Princess Kate

BARNET, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Catherine, Princess of Wales, right with Bianca Sakol Founder of Sebby's Corner look at equipment and toys during her visit to Sebby's Corner on November 24, 2023 in Barnet, England. The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood are to provide support to families with young children in the run up to Christmas. Sebby's Corner was formed in January 2021 and provides items to families in need across Barnet, Hertfordshire and London.  (Photo by Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images)© Getty
Kate's outfit exuded autumnal elegance

Princess Kate, 41, looked like an autumnal dream in her latest look. The Princess of Wales was seen visiting Sebby's Corner - a baby bank in Barnet.  The royal wore the classic 90s shade in a slim-fit rollneck and teamed it with a straight-cut skirt in the same hue. 

Kate added a super trendy accessory – a chocolate brown crocodile print belt by Ralph Lauren with an oversized square gold buckle and wore a pair of matching Gianvito Rossi suede boots with a block heel. 

Prince William's wife was also spotted outside the baby bank in a coat that exuded 'Quiet Luxury'. Kate's Sport Max coat was camel in colour and featured a waist tie to show off her beautiful silhouette.

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia Letizia in check trousers and black top and leather jacket© Getty
Queen Letizia was a 90s dream

Queen Letizia, 51, also got the brown memo for autumn. The Spanish royal stepped out for the closing of the 16th International Seminar of Language and Journalism: 'Cambio Climatico, Lenguaje y Comunicacion' at the Monastery of Yuso looking like Friends' Rachel Green. 

Letizia paired the 'Berlin' style black leather trench coat from Lottusse with a pair of wide-leg brown trousers from Pomandere in a small check which were so chic. The wife of King Felipe VI opted for a high neck form-fitting ribbed top in black underneath her jacket and an unusual shoe choice for a royal lady – a pair of chunky black loafers with an oversized gold chain from Martinelli. 

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla arrives with Gaby Wood in blue dress© Getty
Queen Camilla arrives with Gaby Wood, Director of the Booker Prize Foundation

Queen Camilla, 76, epitomised style when she hosted a reception in aid of the Booker Prize Foundation at Clarence House. The Queen wore a regal cobalt Fiona Clare coat dress which featured an open rounded neck and a zip-up fastening. 

Her Majesty was seen wearing multiple bracelets – a Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 'Alhambra 5 Motif' bracelet in 18-carat yellow gold and blue agate. She added a 'Sweet Alhambra Heart' bracelet by the same brand and mixed metals with the 18-carat rose gold and carnelian piece.

The King's wife completed the look with her signature bouncy blowdry and rosy lip, as well as a pair of black suede knee-high boots which the royal doesn't often wear to evening receptions.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie at Canvas Art Gallery© Instagram
Princess Eugenie at Canvas Art Gallery

Princess Eugenie, 33,  turned heads in a chic ensemble during a visit to the Canvas Art Gallery at Abu Dhabi Art 2023. The royal was seen wearing a  classic Chanel tweed jacket in pink and black paired with an elegant long black Zara skirt and Dune slingbacks with a pointed-toe.

Eugenie wore her hair in effortless waves and a pared-back makeup look. She was also seen clutching a black quilted bag with chain straps.

She explored the creative expressions of artists Bushra Waqas Khan and Wardha Shabbir.

Princess Kate

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England. King Charles is hosting Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee on a state visit from November 21-23. It is the second incoming state visit hosted by the King during his reign.© Getty
Kate wowed in red

The Princess of Wales looked showstopping during the South Korean state visit to the UK. Princess Kate was seen wearing a cherry ensemble consisted of a billowing cape dress designed by Catherine Walker with an oversized bow at the neck. 

She teamed it with a  pair of ruby red heels and a magnificent saucer-style hat perched on her balletic chignon updo. Prince William opted for a tie in the same hue to coordinate with his wife. 

"Mirroring your partner's fashion choices is related to having a keen sense of empathy, and signifies a high level of happiness and content within a relationship," says relationship consultant Mairead Molloy. "It can also be a signifier of a special bond between a couple." 

Duchess Sophie

The Duchess of Edinburgh in a white gown© Getty
Sophie stunned in the gown

Duchess Sophie, 58, looked like a vision when she attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace during the South Korea state visit. The royal was seen wearing a beautiful white Suzannah London dress with a lace panel below the neckline. 

The Duchess of Edinburgh's dress was adorned with a blue sash and pendants and though you couldn't see her shoes, her shiny metallic clutch was a pretty touch.

The star of the show was her aquamarine tiara.  The beautiful piece, which she debuted in 2005 during Prince Albert II of Monaco's enthronement celebrations, comes from her personal collection and she keeps it for special occasions. 

Princess Kate

Catherine, The Princess of Wales in blue rainbow print shirt© Getty
Catherine, The Princess of Wales delivers a message to open "Children in Need 2023" on BBC

Princess Kate, 41, looked utterly stunning last night when she opened the Children in Need show on the BBC which raised over £33 million. She was seen re-wearing her Lisou London 'Betty Rainbow' silk shirt in an apt royal blue shade with a pair of black belted jeans for an elegant yet casual look.

In true Princess of Wales style, the royal wore her hair in voluminous waves and a naturally glowing makeup look. We can always rely on the Princess to bring a ray of sunshine.

Princess Anne

Princess Anne giving a speech at the event© HM Government of Gibraltar
Princess Anne gave a speech at the event

The Princess Royal, 73, looked very elegant when she arrived in Gibraltar for a short weekend visit as the the Royal Patron of the Gibraltar International Literary Festival. She made a speech at the first event of the trip in a satin red dress which came into pleats at the knee.

Princess Anne wore her hair in her signature updo. She touched down in Gibraltar wearing a more casual, but equally elegant look. The royal wore a pair of tan and black check trousers and a black mid-length coat. Also at the event were Dame Mary Berry and former prime minister Theresa May.

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess victoria sequin leopard print dress © Shutterstock
Crown Princess's new look

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 46, debuted a bold new look at the Swedish Business Award Ceremony in a look you may not expect from a royal. Prince Daniel's wife arrived at the event wearing a By Malina floor-length gown in a leopard print crafted entirely from black and white sequins. 

The Hollywood carpet-worthy look was amplified with an elegant glitzy black clutch and a pair of black drop earrings. Her hair was swept back into a low updo. Commending her fresh new look,  one Instagram user wrote: "One of her best looks this year. She looks great and very modern." 

Meghan Markle

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Variety Power of Women Los Angeles presented by Lifetime at Mother Wolf on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)© Getty
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Variety event

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, 42, made a return to the red carpet scene earlier this week when she attended the Variety Power of Women event in Los Angeles. She absolutely nailed a quiet luxury aesthetic when she stepped out wearing a  $1,400 caramel floor-length off-the-shoulder gown by Proenza Schouler that skimmed her figure. 

She paired the elegant neutral gown with a striking updo and black accessories. We also loved Meghan's makeup as it showed how glamorous a natural look can be. Her skin has a subtle glow but the star of the show was her beautiful fluttery eyelashes.

Zara Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall smiling outside© Shutterstock
Zara and Mike Tindall looked lovely for lunch

Princess Anne's daughter, 42, looked stunning when she stepped out for an outing with her husband  Mike Tindall in a look that epitomised country casual. Zara rocked a pair of black skinny jeans with the timeless Fairfax & Favor 'The Frances' khaki suede trench coat which she did up and belted. Adding an extra layer for warmth and visual interest was a white knit rollneck and for a touch of glamour, a pair of LK Bennett 'Sierra' pointed-toe black suede heeeled boots. 

Zara's day out at Cheltenham Racecourse was all about the accessories. The royal opted for the 'Mayflower' crossbody bag from Charlotte Elizabeth in black and a black Alice band by Camilla Rose Millinery. Her Illesteva sunglasses were the ideal finishing touch.

Princess Kate

Kate Middleton arrives at Design Museum wearing purple suit© Getty
Kate delivered a major keynote speech

Princess Kate has worn one of her best suits yet. On Wednesday morning the Princess of Wales, 41, channelled the dopamine dressing trend by wearing a bright purple two-piece suit when she gave a keynote speech at the Shaping Us National Symposium at The Design Museum in London. 

The Princess paired the double-breasted blazer and cigarette trouser ensemble from Emilia Wickstead with a pair of Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' navy suede pumps. The true star of the show was Kate's accessory - Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond drop earrings.

Kate previously wore the purple power suit when she paid a visit to Northern Ireland alongside her husband Prince William in 2021.

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall attends a VIP breakfast celebrating the relaunch of Rebecca Vallance at Harrods on November 14, 2023 in London, England.© Getty
Zara Tindall looked incredible in the vampy LBD

Zara Tindall wowed in a stunning LBD at the relaunch of Rebecca Vallance in Harrods on Tuesday. Princess Anne's daughter, 42, wore the Australian fashion designer's vampy black 'Eva' midi dress adorned with pearl and diamanté detailing. 

The dress was a picture of elegance with its puff sleeves and waist-cut outs - a daring look for a royal. We also loved Zara's Aquazurra 'Forever Marilyn' black suede pumps that drew the look together seamlessly. The Italian shoe brand is a firm favourite in the royal household with Princess Kate and Meghan Markle both rocking their heels.

For an understated look, Zara tied her blonde tresses into a low updo to show off a pair of statement drop earrings.

Duchess Sophie

Duchess Sophie in sparkly dress© Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

The Duchess of Edinburgh, 58, looked stunning during her Canada tour as Colonel-in-Chief of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, and Patron of Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals. Looking effortlessly beautiful, the wife of Prince Edward epitomised regal glamour in a beaded Erdem dress to attend a glamorous evening reception.

Complete with a scooped neckline, elegant belted waist, sheer sleeves and a metallic lace skirt, the shimmering dress was the perfect choice for the sophisticated soiree.

Sarah, Duchess of York

Sarah Ferguson purple dress© Shutterstock
Sarah Ferguson at the Red Cross Charity Gala in Rome, Italy

The Duchess of York, 64, looked stunning in a purple gown we couldn't get enough of. Sarah arrived at the Red Cross Charity Gala in Rome, Italy on Thursday evening in the wonderful purple number which featured sheer puffed sleeves which cinched at the wrist, a tie-neck and a floaty skirt.

She paired the Me + Em silk full-length dress with black heeled boots from Geox and gold bangles. Her luscious auburn locks were styled in a bouncy blowdry and sat voluminously upon her shoulders.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla meets veterans at 95th Field of Remembrance© Getty
The Queen took the time to speak with veterans

Queen Camilla, 76,  visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey ahead of Armistice Day earlier this week and it was outwear galore for the royal who wore not one but two coats, draping her favourite black cape by Amanda Wakeley over her shoulders. 

Underneath she was seen in her re-worn forest green rifle coat dress designed by Fiona Clare which featured a zip-down look and a pleated skirt which she previously wore during a visit to the 5th Battalion in Bulford in 2021 and even at Prince Philip's Service of Thanksgiving in 2022. Here she added leather gloves, a black fur-trimmed hat and black heeled boots. 

Princess Kate

Kate Middleton wearing tartan Burberry coat in Moray, Scotland© Getty
Kate donned a past season tartan Burberry jacket

Princess Kate, 41, looked fabulous in her most recent more casual look. The Princess of Wales stepped out in Scotland with her husband Prince William  to meet with organisations supporting rural communities in Moray and Inverness.  The Princess wore a fabulous green tartan quilted jacket for a stylish take on countryside chic and paired it with a pair of flared jeans. 

Ever the master of casual cool, the Princess wore a navy chunky knit roll knit and Chelsea boots and finished the look with her signature bouncy waves with curtain bangs - a new addition to her iconic hairstyle that we can't get enough of. 

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice looked breathtaking for a glamorous event in New York© Facebook / @ClarissaLunaNYC
Princess Beatrice looked breathtaking for a glamorous event in New York

Princess Beatrice, 34, took us by surprise in the best way possible when she twinned with her mother, Sarah Ferguson, at a glitzy event in New York City where she was transformed by makeup artist Clarissa Luna. We loved the Princess' high-shine metallic dress by a brand the royals love - The Vampire's Wife.

The 'Sky Rocket' dress featured a high ruched neck with a puff sleeve. Fans were lapping up her glamorous makeup look which was glowing and glamorous with a sparkly eyeshadow look and glossy lip. Her mother looked equally fabulous in a black lace number.

Queen Letizia

queen letizia in grey dress greetings fans © Getty
Queen Letizia greeted fans in a stunning taupe dress

Queen Letizia has majorly been on our style radar of late and for all the right reasons. The Spanish royal, 51, looked totally sensational in a look you may not expect from a royal but one we think we can all take notes from. The Queen attended the Carlos Saura tribute event at the Opera Prima Film Festival in Tedula, Spain in a grey slinky midi-dress with sophisticated long sleeves and a wrap-around cut from Cortana.

She made a footwear choice that shows she is totally on top of autumn/winter trends for this year when she opted for a pair of Nina Ricci knee-high leather black boots with a pointed toe and a thin stiletto heel. Her gorgeously shiny hair sat in waves over her shoulders - a totally chic finishing touch.

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene of Monaco attends the Rugby World Cup France 2023 match between England and South Africa (Springboks) at Stade de France© Getty
Princess Charlene of Monaco rocked the asymmetrical cape

The wife of Prince Albert of Monaco  cheered on South Africa at the Rugby World Cup semi-final in an understated ensemble made up of her favourite 'Cassani 2' cape from Akris and a pair of chic black skinny jeans.

An unusual accessory for a royal was daringly worn by Princess Charlene - a pair of silver sparkly oversized hoop earrings which peeked out from her signature pixie haircut. What's not to love?

Queen Camilla 

Queen Camilla with Dr Anne Makena © Getty
Queen Camilla with Dr Anne Makena

Queen Camilla looked stunning in this major style departure - leopard print. The King's wife wore this Fiona Clare couture dress in a tan and black leopard print during a reception held at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the relationship between the UK and Kenya ahead of the royal visit to the African country from 31 October until 3 November. 

The Queen completed the fabulous look with a pair of Eliot Zed 'Gladys' black suede pumps and went for an understated accessory in the form of an Anna Valentine x Charles Laurie London black leather clutch. 

Princess Anne

Anne, Princess Royal in white dress and gloves meeting people© Getty
Anne, Princess Royal met with personnel at Buckingham Palace

Princess Anne looked so elegant when she attended a reception held at Buckingham Palace to thank those involved in the organisation of the King's Coronation and the late Queen's funeral. The King's sister paired a tweed bright white shift dress and black gloves for a characteristically classy look. 

The royal jewellery fans among us will also have noticed her choice of jewellery for the occasion. The Princess Royal opted for a set featuring a large pearl encased in a gold leaf and set with several glittering diamonds, known as her beloved Grima pearl earrings.   

The Grima earrings were a gift to the Princess from the late Queen and the late Prince Philip in the 1960s and are one of her most sentimental pieces.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle wearing off-the-shoulder top at mental health summit in New York© Getty
Meghan stunned in the elegant cream two piece

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, 42, stunned in an angelic cream two-piece outfit at a surprise appearance in New York City on Tuesday night alongside her husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Meghan hosted a panel discussion at Project Healthy Minds' second annual World Mental Health Day Festival with her husband wearing a pair of wide-leg cream trousers with a gorgeous Bardot-style top with covered buttons down the front for a twist on a classic suit. 

Meghan Markle smiling on stage at Archewell mental health summit© Getty
Meghan styled her hair in an effortless up-do

Prince Harry's wife finished the look with a pair of nude suede court heels, a firm favourite in the Duchess' wardrobe, and wore her hair in an effortless up-do to show off the simple gold chain around her neck which added a touch of glamour to the simple yet elegant look.

Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales in the stands during the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France.© David Davies - PA Images
Princess Kate rocked a bouclé jacket from Zara

The Princess of Wales' penchant for power dressing was evident as she attended a nail-biting quarter final match between England and Fiji at the Rugby World Cup, rocking a beautiful bouclé jacket from Zara

The royal carried a black chain shoulder bag from Chanel and added large gold hoops to complete her glamorous ensemble.

atherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she takes part in a game during a Rugby League Inclusivity Day at Allam Sports Centre on October 05, 2023 in Hull, England. The Princess of Wales took part in the event as part of her role as Patron of the Rugby Football League and to see the positive impact the Disability Rugby League has onits participants and their families.© Samir Hussein
Princess Kate swept her tumbling curls into a neat side ponytail

Princess Kate has stayed loyal to her trouser suits this season, but the wife of Prince William did make a momentary departure from Alexander McQueen's tailoring to don a pair of Lululemon trainers and slick her hair into a Spice Girls-inspired ponytail for to play wheelchair rugby in Hull. 

BRACKNELL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she arrives for her visit to Vsi Razom Community Hub, in the Lexicon Shopping Centre, on October 04, 2023 in Bracknell, England.  The Princess was there to hear about the work the organisation has been doing to support those who have arrived in the local area from Ukraine as a result of the ongoing conflict. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)© Chris Jackson
The Princess wore the chicest all-grey ensemble

We also saw a far more casual ensemble make its debut in Princess Kate's corporate wardrobe - a sweater vest. Stepping out in Bracknell to visit a centre supporting Ukrainian families who have settled in the area, the Princess' crisp shirt and knitwear combination wouldn't look out of place on the front row of Paris Fashion Week; where immaculate tailoring and preppy layering has reigned supreme this month. 

atherine, Princess of Wales arrives at the Grange Pavilion as she celebrates the beginning of Black History Month on October 03, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush, the Prince and Princess of Wales will meet members from the Windrush Cymru Elders, Black History Cymru 365 and the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum for Wales. © Getty
Princess Kate stepped out in a pinstripe Holland Cooper trouser suit

Thrifty Princess Kate also chose to re-wear a pinstripe Holland Cooper suit this month, recycling a look she wore just days ago for a meeting with Apple CEO, Tim Cook.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in blue dress with Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid© Patrick van Katwijk
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway stunned alongside Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra

The Norwegian royal, 50, couldn't have looked more beguiling at Prince Christian of Denmark's lavish 18th birthday party, wearing an ice-blue floor-length gown in a beautiful satin material. 

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Princess Ingrid Alexandra  in ice blue at gala© Patrick van Katwijk
Ice blue was the colour of the evening for Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Princess Ingrid Alexandra

Looking like she had stepped out of a fairytale, the royal's billowing gown featured a rounded neckline adorned with sparkling swallows around the decolletage and onto the shoulders. The Crown Princess wore a powder blue sash and simple patent nude court shoes peeked out from beneath the dress.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla who attended the Braemar Literary festival
Braemar Literary Festival© Peter Jolly/Shutterstock
Queen Camilla rocked skinny jeans at the Braemar Literary Festival

We could never have predicted Queen Camilla's cool and casual getup at the Braemar Literary Festival on 2 October, but we're here for it!

Her Majesty, who was attending the Braemar Literary Festival, switched up her usual, tailored attire for an off-duty aesthetic. 

The wife of King Charles donned denim skinny jeans and suede boots in a regal navy hue, pairing her outdoorsy outfit with a crisp, candy pink shirt and navy V-neck jumper. Queen Camilla layered with a smart blazer, and accessorised with her beloved green leather bag by Demellier London.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi © Dave Benett
Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were amongst the stars at the Art of Wishes gala. For the evening, the auburn-haired royal opted for an ethereal lace dress, championing a pastel blue hue. The ensemble, revealing yet elegant, showcased her flair for fashion. 

The light blue of her dress was complemented by matching heeled pumps, while a cream clutch adorned with purple and black patterns added a touch of contrast. 

Princess Beatrice is mother to daughter Sienna© Karwai Tang
Princess Beatrice stunned in a pastel blue dress

As the autumn chill set in, a white bouclé-style jacket elegantly draped over her shoulders provided warmth. Her fiery red hair, tied into a casual ponytail, allowed her statement earrings to be prominently displayed.

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Duchess of Edinburgh

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh in leather triple ensemble © Tim Rooke/Shutterstock
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh visited Brooklands Innovation Academy in this leather ensemble

Duchess Sophie went hell for leather at an engagement in Surrey this month. The wife of Prince Edward opted for a luxe £1,980 leather midi skirt by Nina Ricci, amping up the glamour in a boxy lambskin jacket by Prada to double up on her grungy garments.

While the UK leans into autumnal jackets and warmer garments, the Duchess of Edinburgh revived her summer wardrobe during a secret and moving trip to Ethiopa to celebrate the work of eye care charity Orbis, ahead of World Sight Day. 

The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Sabacare IDP Camp in Ethiopia
The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Sabacare IDP Camp in Ethiopia

The royal looked effortlessly elegant in ME+EM's 'Bluebell Print' midi dress on Monday 9 October, teaming her colourful ensemble with her beloved wedged espadrilles from Penelope Chilvers.

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