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Crown Princess Victoria, Zara Tindall, Queen Mathilde and Queen Mary against pink backdrop© Getty

Royal Style Watch: from Zara Tindall's swishy mini dress to Queen Mathilde's Princess Kate energy

Queen Mary and Crown Princess Victoria reigned supreme among the royal style set in May 2024

Katie Daly
Lifestyle Writer
Updated: June 1, 2024
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As we enter June, we reflect on what an incredible month of royal style May has been.

The month has started off strong with the Royal Horse Show which not only kept us entertained with the impeccable sartorial accomplishments of Duchess Sophie, Princess Anne, and Zara Tindall but also marked a return to public events for Lady Louise Windsor who has kept busy all year with her university commitments.

It is the likes of Queen Mathilde and Queen Mary who have stormed the end of the month with their impeccable style - two royals to keep on your radar as we go into June.

Back in London, it has all been about garden party chic with Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice arriving at Buckingham Palace to support their cousin Prince William as he held the event in the place of his father King Charles.

Who was on our Royal Style Watch this May? Keep scrolling to find out which of the royal set delivered in the style stakes.


Princess Charlene in a pink suit to visit a hospital© Éric Mathon / Palais princier

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene looked so glamorous when she stepped out for a visit to the maternity ward at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco.

The royal looked lovely in a pale pink double-breasted suit from Ralph Lauren. Her leg-extending trouser suit was teamed with a pair of nude heels and a crisp white T-shirt with a round neckline.


Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle smile in Princess Estelle's sculpture garden© Shutterstock

Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle

Crown Princess Victoria, 46, and her 12-year-old daughter Princess Estelle were seen together on a rare mother-daughter outing to inaugurate the sculpture by Giuseppe Penone in Princess Estelle's sculpture garden at Kungliga Djurgården. 

The royal mother wore the By Malina 'Nia Midi Dress in Blue' which featured a belted waistline, rolled sleeves and a broderie anglaise skirt.

Meanwhile, the young royal was her mother's double in a floral shirt dress from byTiMo and the 'Girls Jute Espadrille Sandals in Ecru White' from Zara.


Queen Mary looked divine in a hot pink dress© Getty

Queen Mary

Queen Mary of Denmark, 52, looked divine in a cerise pink dress from No. 21's spring/summer 2018 collection as she and her family waved from the balcony of the Royal Palace to mark King Frederik's 56th birthday.

The Australian-born royal paired the round-necked dress with subtle gold jewellery. She also debuted a hair transformation, rocking honey-hued money pieces in her brunette waves.


Zara Tindall and Natalie Pinkman enjoy the Monaco F1

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall, 42, was seen looking glamorous while enjoying the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco event. Princess Anne's daughter dazzled in a mini dress by high-end fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg which was covered in a bow print. 

She rocked the high-necked frock with a black crossbody bag from Aspinal of London and black stilettos from the royally-loved brand Aquazzura.


Crown Princess Mette-Marit talking to Antonio Nusa© Getty

Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, 50, opted for an unusually casual style when she was spotted at the annual Friendship Football match at Skaugum. 

The royal wore a pair of mid-wash blue skinny jeans with a light-wash denim shirt featuring a collared neckline and utility pockets. She rounded off the look with ankle-length Wellington boots and a red raincoat.


Queen Mathilde in a red sequin dress with her husband© Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Queen Mathilde

Queen Mathilde of Belgium, 51, channeled her inner Princess Kate when she stepped out in Brussels with her husband King Philippe this week for the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium for Violin.  

The royal dazzled in a ruby red floor-length gown with a cinched waistline and a subtle bateau neckline. The Jenny Packham look was covered entirely in red sequins, much like the Princess of Wales' Jenny Packham red gown worn to a Diplomatic Corps reception in 2022.


King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia in red suit© Getty

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia wowed in a fiery red suit on Saturday when she attended the Armed Forces Day in Oviedo.

Her bright single-breasted power suit was styled with an embroidered red camisole in the same bold hue and a pair of white trainers from Vivobarefoot.


Princess Charlene in teal jumpsuit with Albert in front of vintage car© Eric Mathon / @palaisprincierdemonaco

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene of Monaco looked next level when she arrived at the reception of the 81st Monaco Grand Prix at Prince's Palace of Monaco on Thursday.

The royal wowed in an elongated deep teal jumpsuit from Louis Vuitton which was styled with a metallic waist-defining belt and matching stilettos.


A guest curtsying to The Princess Royal© Getty

Princess Anne

Princess Anne was seen looking poised and prim at Buckingham Palace celebrating the Sovereign's Royal National Lifeboat Institution. 

She wowed in a hair-heightening hat with a large feather adornment and a smart tapered coat dress in a grey fabric with blue floral detailing.


Princess Beatrice pays surprise visit to West Thornton Primary School in Croydon to join in with story time© Aaron Chown/PA Media Assignments

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice was the ultimate modern royal in a ditsy floral dress and a cropped denim jacket when she visited West Thornton Primary School in Croydon on Wednesday.  

The Alice + Olivia garment featured a distressed hem and 80s padded shoulders.  Her look was belted and teamed with black pumps.


Zara and Mike smiling at eachother© Instagram

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall looked so radiant as she stepped out with her husband Mike Tindall for a day at The Belfry Hotel and Resort following a Celebrity Golf Classic event.  

She wowed in a purple leg-lengthening jumpsuit from ME + EM which featured a cinched waistline and a keyhole detail below the high neck.


Crown Princess Victoria on red carpet in white sequin dress© Getty

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden looked radiant as she stepped onto the red carpet for the Polar Music Prize 2024 at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The royal wowed in a bridal white sequin-adorned dress with a rounded neckline and a figure-skimming cut.

She teamed the garment with silver strappy heels and a pair of statement silver earrings in the shape of a crescent moon. 


Zara Tindall arrives to attend The Sovereign's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace© Getty

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall looked supremely elegant in 'The Isobel' dress from Laura Green which featured a collared neckline, puffy sleeves, and a belted waist at the garden party at Buckingham Palace hosted by Prince William.

The royal accessorised the satin-finish dress with the 'Rebecca' style pumps from Emmy London and a stunning boater hat-style fascinator, the 'Rosa' style from Sarah Cant Millinery.


Princess Beatrice in a vibrant pink dress holding umbrella© Getty

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice looked stunning in the 'Christina Crimson' dress from Beulah London alongside her cousin Zara. Her vibrant dress featured a cinched waist and button detailing down the front. 

Her A-line dress was teamed with the 'Enrico 105 Sand Leather d’Orsay Pumps' from Jennifer Chamandi and a woven cream leather clutch from Anya Hindmarch.


Princess Eugenie wearing white satin dress at garden party© Getty

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie followed suit in a chic cream floaty shift dress, the 'Cassia Ruffled Crepe de Chine Midi Dress' from Ulla Johnson. The round-necked dress was dressed up with silver 'Rockstud' heels from Valentino and a boxy bag from M2MALLETIER.

The star of the show was her wrap-around embellished headband which formed a girly bow at the nape of her neck. The piece was created as part of Emily London's collaboration with Alice Archer.


Princess Anne in a cream embroidered dress and feathered hat© VICTORIA JONES

Princess Anne

The Princess Royal looked perfectly put together when she attended the Not Forgotten Association Annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 17 May. The royal was seen in a printed off-white column dress with brown detailing to match her feathered hat.

She popped on a pair of white gloves for a classically royal touch and carried a cream leather handbag under one arm.


The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh during their visit to Golspie, Sutherland.© Jane Barlow - PA Images

Duchess Sophie

The Duchess of Edinburgh looked pristine in a pair of unexpected olive green linen trousers when she visited Golspie and Grantown-on-Spey alongside her husband Prince Edward.

The Galvan London trousers were teamed with the 'Alpaca Blazer in Camel' from Max Mara and the 'Ruched-Sleeve Striped Cashmere Sweater in Camel' from Frame for a touch of pattern.


Queen Maxima walking in jumpsuit and sparkly heels© Shutterstock

Queen Maxima

The Queen of the Netherlands wowed when she she attended the King Willem I Prizes presentation at the Zwolle Theater De Spiegel. The royal could have been a movie star in a one-shouldered jumpsuit, the 'Ocelia' style from Natan which featured a belted waistline.

She added further glitz with a pair of sparkly heels from Gianvito Rossi and a bejeweled clutch from Anna Cecere. 


Queen Camilla carrying umbrella over head© Getty

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla looked modern and sophisticated when she made a surprise appearance at the Charleston Festival in Sussex. She looked splendid in a peacock print dress from Fiona Clare which featured a collared neckline and a waist-tie. 

Camilla braved the rain in a Burberry trench coat and carried the ultra-trendy Bottega Veneta 'Intrecciato Small Leather Shoulder Bag'.


Princess Charlene shone in her pink gingham suit© Eric Mathon / @palaisprincierdemonaco

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene looked next level in a figure-flattering pink checked suit on the steps of the Élysée Palace in Paris. The double-breasted jacket and matching trousers were styled with a white shirt which was styled with the collar done up.

Her leg-lengthening look was teamed with a pair of nude suede heels and her blonde cropped hair was swept to one side.


Queen Mary posing with her husband and Jonas Gahr Støre© Getty

Queen Mary

The Queen of Denmark looked so chic when she rocked another pencil skirt to the official government luncheon hosted by the Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in honour of the Danish state visit at Akershus Castle.

The blue tweed number from Emilia Wickstead was teamed with a complimentary light blue wrap blouse from Jesper Hovring. She belted her skirt to nip in her waist and topped off her look with nude heels from Prada.


Princess Anne in fitted flares and hard hat© Shutterstock

Princess Anne

Princess Anne looked so modern when she visited the HMS Victory Conservation Project at HM Naval Base in Portsmouth.

The Princess opted for a pair of fitted textured flares to go with her coordinating asymmetrical jacket. She also wore a patterned shirt underneath and a pair of patent loafers.


Queen Letizia of Spain wears Mango to attend the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day commemoration event at Auditorio-Palacio de Congresos Príncipe Felipe© Shutterstock

Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia of Spain was so elegant in this Mango tweed cropped jacket at an event to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. 

The royal paired her waist-accentuating jacket with a pair of full-length white culottes and the 'Geo Court III Trainers' in Bright White from Vivo Barefoot.


Queen Mary wearing lavender gown and pearl poire tiara© dana/Shutterstock

Queen Mary

Queen Mary of Denmark has worn an array of fabulous outfits during her trip to Norway this week. Topping them all was this incredible lavender Birgit Hallstein gown.

The Queen previously wore the garment in 2015 and added a chiffon layer over the decolletage to give it a new lease of life. She paired the dress with a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels and the Pearl Poire tiara.


Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace© JORDAN PETTITT

Duchess Sophie

Duchess Sophie too attended the Buckingham Palace garden party in a soft salmon pink wrap dress from Suzannah London with a cinched waistline and a floaty skirt.

She paired the dress with a pleated hat by Jane Taylor and carried a pearl-adorned clutch. Completing the look was a pair of rhinestone-encrusted heels.


Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks at a Women in Leadership event co-hosted with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on May 11, 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria. (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)© Andrew Esiebo

Meghan Markle

Meghan Meghan styled up a storm during her trip to Nigeria. One of her many incredible outfits was this pop of red worn to speak at a Women in Leadership event co-hosted with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in Abuja.

The Duchess of Sussex wowed in a ruby red ruffle-hemmed dress from Oríré which was teamed with nude strappy heels from Aquazzura and a slicked low bun.


Queen Camilla wore her two-tone Chanel pumps to the first Royal Garden Party of the season at Buckingham Palace © Getty

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla wowed at King Charles' garden party at Buckingham Palace. She rocked a white Fiona Clare dress with black piping down the front to match her black and white pleated Philip Treacy hat. 

The Queen also wore capped-toe heels from Chanel and pinned the The Cullinan V Brooch to her front.


Class Affair and Zara Tindall during the first horse inspection on day one of the Badminton Horse Trials 2024© Getty

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall dazzled in white jeans when she she attended the Badminton Horse Trials on 8 May. The royal wore the skinnies with a white tee and white trainers from Fairfax & Favor.

Adding a touch of formality to the look was her navy pinstripe blazer from Veronica Beard which had the sleeves rolled to the elbow.


Queen Letizia in a white suit look with lacy cami© Getty

Queen Letizia

The Queen of Spain looked as chic as ever when she wore white trainers from Vivobarefoot to the El Barco De Vapor and Gran Angular Youth Literature Awards in Madrid. Letizia has been suffering from chronic metatarsalgia, according to Spanish outlet El Mundo.

The royal, 51, wowed in a Victoria Beckham cream single-breasted suit with a cream lacy camisole underneath. Her brunette bob was styled sleek and straight and she wore a pair of statement diamanté earrings. 


Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques looked so stylish in leather jackets© Getty

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene of Monaco looked next-level when she attended the 2024 Monaco E-Prix at Circuit de Monaco.

The royal, 46, was spotted with her husband Prince Albert, and two children Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques wearing a pair of cream wide-leg cargo trousers from Louis Vuitton with a black cropped jacket also from the French fashion brand. Completing the look were her LV 'Heartbreaker' pumps.


Princess Beatrice in a khaki jacket and black skirt© Getty

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice jetted off to New York City to light the Empire State Building in partnership with Outward Bound.

The Princess, 35, rocked a Maje khaki green waist-accentuating jacket with gold utility buttons down the front and on the pockets. The 'Guesna' jacket was worn with the sleeves rolled up and styled with a black slinky satin skirt.


queen mary and queen silvia in ballgowns and tiaras© Getty

Queen Mary

Queen Mary of Denmark wowed at a state banquet hosted by  King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia at Stockholm Palace. She combined a beige silk skirt from Jesper Hovring's 2017 collection with a sheer top with burgundy beading from his Fall 2018 collection.

The royal also wore the Ruby Parure tiara, earrings, necklace, brooch, and bracelet. The dazzling 200-year-old tiara features glittering leaves and berries. 


Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel at banquet© Getty

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria, 46, also attended the Danish state banquet alongside her husband Prince Daniel. The royal wowed in an icy blue gown from Christer Lindarw which featured intricate glistening beading and was styled with the 'Plexiglass Translucent Aristrographic Box Clutch' from Gucci.

The star of the show was her Connaught Diamond Tiara which perfectly complemented her diamond drop earrings which are part of the parure of jewels that coordinated with the Braganza Tiara, heirlooms from Empress Amélie of Brazil's collection.


Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, State banquet as part of the Moldovan President's state visit to Norway© Shutterstock

Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway also attended a state banquet this week. The future Queen dazzled in the 'Floral Print Embellished Gown' in pink from Carolina Herrera's 2018 Collection. 

The cinched dress with puffed sleeves was teamed with the 'Lee Pouchet Small Clutch in Metallic Rose Crushed Velvet' from Tyler Ellis and the 'Brenda Pink Leather Pumps' from Malone Soulliers. 

The star of the show was the Norwegian Amethyst Parure featuring the sparkling tiara, earrings, brooch, and ring.


Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh and Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh attend day 4 of the 2024 Royal Windsor Horse Show© Getty

Duchess Sophie

Duchess Sophie stunned throughout the first week of May at the Royal Horse Show. Completing her catalogue of Horse Show looks was this biker jacket, the 'Tawnie Biker Cognac Suede Jacket' from Paige. 

The royal, 59, styled the suede jacket with the unexpected 'Victoria V-Neck Long Sleeve Stretch Corduroy Dress in Atlantic Blue' from Aspiga and her 'Oskan Moon Stud-Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag in Cognac' from Isabel Marant.


lady louise taking part in carriage driving event © Getty Images

Lady Louise

Lady Louise Windsor made a major comeback at the Royal Horse Show. The 20-year-old royal hasn't been spotted since the 2023 Christmas Day service at Sandringham so all eyes were on her. 

She shared the sweetest embrace with her mother Duchess Sophie wearing a pair of apt jodhpurs and welly boots. Louise later channeled her mother wearing a Hermes silk twilly scarf in her hair, much akin to the piece worn by her mother just days prior.


 Zara Tindall wearing a grey suit at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall was also spotted at the Royal Horse Show in Windsor Home Park greeting her uncle King Charles. The royal, 42, wore a chic low ponytail to reveal a pair of gold hoop earrings. 

Her look was a pared-back outfit featuring a single-breasted jacket, the 'Jordan Wool Oversized Blazer in Charcoal Navy Black Check' from Cefinn, alongside the matching 'Terence' wide-leg trousers. 

Accessorising Zara's outfit was the 'Lottie Navy Quilted Kaviar Bag' from Aspinal of London and a pair of suede boots.


Princess Anne in chevron skirt suit© Shutterstock

Princess Anne

Zara Tindall's mother Princess Anne was also in attendance. She looked immaculate in a sage green green chevron print jacket with a matching pleated knee-grazing skirt. 

The Princess broke up the grey two-piece with a turquoise silky shirt which was tied around her neck and popped on a pair of knee-high suede boots to match her black handbag and gloves. 


Princess Olympia wearing leg-lengthening flares with group of friends© Instagram

Princess Olympia

Princess Olympia of Greece partied the night away at Lola Bute's 25th birthday party alongside Poppy Delevigne and Sienna Miller.

To enjoy an evening of frivolous fun, the American-born princess wore a pair of black split-leg flares with cobalt piping and a matching top. She accentuated the leg-lengthening effects of the look with a pair of patent black slingback heels. Her old money bob added to the luxe feel.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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