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Royal Style Watch: from Duchess Sophie's bright coral to Princess Charlene's skinny jeans

Crown Princess Victoria and Queen Mary reign supreme among the royal style set in April 2024

combined images of Princess Charlene, Queen Letizia, Duchess Sophie and Princess Sofia
Katie Daly
Lifestyle Writer
Updated: 27 April 2024
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As April comes to a close we remember a month of top-notch royal style. 

The royals from across Europe have well and truly been on our royal style radar. Queen Letizia's spring wardrobe has ranged from floaty dresses to bright red leather trousers, while Princess Charlene's black leather trousers proved leather pieces shouldn't be relegated to the back of your wardrobe ready for the winter.

Queen Maxima wowed in incredible outfits all week as part of the Spanish state visit to the Netherlands. Whether it was their state banquet ballgowns or their daytime chic, she looked pristine time and time again.

And just as we thought the month was coming to a quiet end, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia stepped out in tiaras for the Finland state banquet at Stockholm Palace. Queen Mary also debuted a Birgit Hallstein dress for her new official royal portraits beside King Frederik released this week.

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

Queen Maxima walking in leather culottes© Getty

Queen Maxima

Queen Maxima went hell for leather on Friday when she attended the opening of the King's Games at the KBS Klippeholm and CBS Vesterhavet school. 

She wore leather culottes with 'Laura 85' knee-high boots from Gianvito Rossi and a cape from Natan Couture. The royal topped off the look with the Dublos 'Grey Pearl Earrings'.

Queen Mary's gala portrait© Steen Evald, The Royal House

Queen Mary

It doesn't get much more royal than Queen Mary in this Birgit Hallstein velvet lace dress worn for her new official portrait with her husband King Frederik.

Mary also wore the historic Danish Emerald Parure tiara and matching earrings and necklace, as well as the Order of the Elephant. We loved the long lace sleeves and high lace neckline that had us reminiscing over the similar styles worn by Princess Kate and Pippa Middleton on their wedding days.

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene of Monaco, attend the Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament At Stade Louis II on April 20, 2024 in Monaco, Monaco.© Getty

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene upped her game in a chic pinsriped blazer look this week. Prince Albert's wife rocked the 'Skye' pinstripe cotton-linen jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren with rarely-seen skinny jeans and a white ribbed tee. 

She rounded off the look worn to the Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament with a tan Hermes belt, the 'Homeraso Pointed Toe Pumps in Medium Brown' from Manolo Blahnik, and a pair of Louis Vuitton cat-eye sunglasses.

Beatrice in silky navy dress with line up of people© Fiker Institute

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice surprised royal fans when she re-wore her rarely-seen engagement dress this week. King Charles' niece attended the launch of the Fiker Institute & OPUS partnership in Dubai to advance the entrepreneurial links between the UAE and the UK.  

She recycled the navy blue wrap dress with a ruffle across the skirt from Zimmermann and swept her hair back into a casual ponytail.

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh (Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) walks across the iconic Abbey Road Zebra Crossing© Max Mumby

Duchess Sophie

The Duchess of Edinburgh has worn several great outfits this week, the star of the show being this leg-baring Buelah London piece.

Sophie beamed as she walked the pedestrian crossing made famous by The Beatles via their 1969 Abbey Road album cover. Her gown featured a flattering A-line shape and was styled with Prada heels.

Crown Princess Victoria in feathered dress at banquet with Prince Daniel© Shutterstock

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria was the image of a future queen at the state banquet hosted by her parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia during the Finnish state visit to Sweden.  

She was divine in her recycled 'Feather Trimmed Capelet Gown' from Toteme which was teamed with the gorgeous Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara which was tucked into her signature low bun. 

Princess Sofia in navy gown arriving at banquet with Prince Carl Philip© Shutterstock

Princess Sofia

Princess Sofia of Sweden looked breathtaking alongside her husband Prince Carl Philip at the the Finland state banquet at Stockholm Palace this week. 

She wowed in a navy lace Oscar de la Renta gown and spiced up her gorgeous wedding tiara by adding brand new dark blue gemstone toppers.

Queen Letizia at palace in soft pink dress© Getty

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia looked divine in a gentle pink look from Pedro del Hierro when she hosted an official lunch for the Miguel De Cervantes award at the Royal Palace this week. 

The soft floral A-line number was teamed with the 'Neutral Leather Slingback Pumps' from Carolina Herrera and her chic bob was styled straight.

Queen Mary in a pencil skirt and purple top holding flowers© Getty

Queen Mary

The Danish Queen looked so chic when she was seen leaving Aalborg University following their 50th anniversary at the House of Music wearing a gorgeous figure-skimming pencil skirt. 

She paired the embroidered garment with the 'Wrap Blouse' from Jesper Høvring in an unexpected purple hue, and a pair of patent court shoes from Gianvito Rossi.

Abigail Spencer, Kelly McKee Zajfen and Meghan Markle wearing t-shirts and denim© Instagram / @allianceofmoms / @_heartmom_

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle switched out her formalwear for a pair of skinny jeans this week. The Duchess of Sussex sat alongside fellow former Suits star Abigail Spencer and parenting activist Kelly McKee Zajfen to promote Kelly's Alliance of Moms community. 

She looked so relaxed as she sat crossed-legged on the grass, sporting a pared-back look with her layered gold bracelets.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands with Princess Amalia, Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet with King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the state banquet at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam© Alamy

Queen Maxima

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was breathtaking in a pale grey ballgown from Jan Timiniau when she hosted the state banquet for the Spanish royals alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.  

She teamed the fairytale corseted gown with her dazzling Stuart Tiara and a diamond stomacher from the Stuart Parure.

Queen Letizia© Carlos Alvarez

Queen Letizia

The Spanish Queen looked mesmerizing in a clashing colour-blocked outfit during her state visit to the Netherlands with her husband, King Felipe.

Letizia wowed in a bright red fitted dress with a clashing candy pink coat in a shin-skimming length which was worn over her shoulders. Topping off her look were hot pink slingbacks and a matching clutch.

Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall walking at Cheltenham Racecourse© Getty

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall oozed sophistication when she enjoyed a day at Cheltenham Racecourse for the spring race meeting with her husband Mike on Thursday.  

The royal paired her Fairfax & Favor khaki suede coat with skinny leather trousers and heeled ankle boots. She even popped on a Princess Beatrice-style statement headband.

Sophie in navy look with brown boots© Getty

Duchess Sophie

The Duchess of Edinburgh looked pristine when she stepped out for a visit to Yeo Valley Farm in Blagdon. 

The royal paired a structured navy wool coat from Bally with a coordinating skirt, as well as a pair of brown leather boots in a mahogany hue to match her 'Lunatic Clutch' from Sophie Habsburg.

Queen Camilla at Buckingham Palace in black dress and sheer leopard print blouse© Getty

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla was so elegant this week in an unexpected leopard print look. She wore a Fiona Clare black A-line dress with a sheer leopard print blouse to welcome young pioneer 'Changemakers' from the SafeLives charity into Buckingham Palace. 

She styled the ensemble with her Russell and Bromley 'Dressage' boots.

Queen Mary wearing cobalt blue trouser suit© Getty

Queen Mary

The Danish Queen was so chic when she stepped out in an unexpected cobalt suit by The Fold for the Specialists' 20th anniversary event at The National Museum of Denmark. 

She styled the gorgeous two-piece with the timeless 'Romy 100 Navy Suede Pumps' by Jimmy Choo and an array of delicate gold jewellery pieces.

 The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh standing at Buckingham Palace for Changing of the Guard © Alamy

Duchess Sophie

Duchess Sophie upped her game when she joined her husband Prince Edward to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale with France. 

She looked elegant in a pale blue A-line dress with a longline neutral coat and a colour block bag.

Princess Charlene

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The Monogasque royal looked incredible when she headed out in fitted leather trousers and a boucle jacket for the opening of Amazonico restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. She styled the ensemble with a pair of kitten heels and a sweeping cropped hairdo.

Queen Mary with Home Guard soldiers© Getty

Queen Mary

King Frederik's wife looked supremely elegant in this cinched navy coat and knee-high boot ensemble - one we are sure Princess Kate would approve of. 

She topped off the look with a smart fedora hat to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Home Guard in Churchillparken, Copenhagen.

Queen Letizia arriving in pink speckled dress© Getty

Queen Letizia

The Spanish Queen epitomised spring style in this recycled pink and white dress from Lady Pipa. Letizia's padded-shouldered garment went perfectly with her hot pink Magrit heels and her 'Metropolis' bag by Furla.

Meghan Markle reading to patients at children's hospital© Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex was the queen of the royal re-wear when she rocked this floaty printed Oscar De La Renta dress to Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She styled the designer piece with ultra-trendy ballet flats and wore her hair in soft waves.

charles and camilla smiling © Getty Images

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla was the ultimate It-girl when she arrived at the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel carrying the Instagrammable Chanel 'Black Quilted Mini Top Handle Bag'. 

She paired the enviable accessory with an Anna Valentine coat dress, an emerald-hued hat from Philip Treacy and her go-to 'Dressage' boots from Russell & Bromley.  

woman wearing mint green coat © Getty Images

Princess Anne

The Princess Royal turned heads when she stepped out for the Easter Sunday service wearing this fitted coat in the colour of the season - pistachio green. 

She paired the garment with brown leather gloves and a brown saddle bag, as well as a forest green feathered fascinator.

Duchess Sophie chose to rewear her purple Prada coat© Getty

Duchess Sophie

The Duchess of Edinburgh looked so elegant when she stepped out on Easter Sunday wearing this incredible vivid purple Prada coat. 

She paired the piece with towering cream heels and a matching beret fascinator which had previously been worn by her 20-year-old daughter Lady Louise.



Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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