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Royals in colours Princess Kate rarely wears: from Princess Charlene's dazzling silver to Princess Eugenie's gothic black

The likes of Princess Eugenie and Queen Maxima have donned these rarely-seen shades

Katie Daly
Lifestyle Writer
June 1, 2024
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Princess Kate is a style icon for many, not least because she has spent the last 13 royal years sporting every colour under the sun, well nearly. 

The Princess of Wales, 42, who is currently absent from public life as she continues to undergo preventative chemotherapy for cancer, has wowed on many a royal occasion in the brightest shades of green, blue, and pink. 

But there are a handful of colours that royal fans rarely see Prince William's wife rocking and so, enter a style set of royal ladies, from Princess Charlene to Zara Tindall, who have wowed in those very rare hues. 

Join HELLO! in taking a leaf through some of the most stylish royal ladies in colours Kate steers clear of.


Princess Charlene n silver jumpsuit and Prince Albert in white suit jacket © Getty

Princess Charlene in silver

Princess Kate is not one to don silver, but Princess Charlene of Monaco certainly is. The former Olympic swimmer was magnetic in sequins alongside her husband Prince Albert at the 69th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala in 2017.


Princess Beatrice at the Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.© Getty

Princess Beatrice in purple

Princess Kate was sensational in a purple Emilia Wickstead suit for a 'Shaping Us' event last year but we rarely see her wear the colour in dress form. 

Princess Beatrice attended the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018 looking a vision in rich purple.


Queen Letizia in seafoam blue midi dress© Getty

Queen Letizia in seafoam blue

Royal and icy blue are up Princess Kate's street, but seafoam blue - not so much. Queen Letizia of Spain showed how to make the colour feel regal when she attended the Retina Eco Awards last September.


Princess Eugenie wearing black side-split dress at The Anti Slavery Collective's inaugural Winter Gala © Getty

Princess Eugenie in black

The royal mother-of-three keeps the black pieces in her wardrobe to one side for sombre occasions including funerals and Remembrance Day events. However, her husband's cousin Princess Eugenie showed the timeless appeal of an LBD at The Anti Slavery Collective's inaugural Winter Gala last November.


Zara Tindall in 2012 in grey coat and fascinator© Getty

Zara Tindall in grey

Princess Kate favours bright colours or rich warm neutrals, rarely grey. However, the cool-toned neutral has become a staple for Zara Tindall, especially for race day including this 2012 appearance at the Cheltenham Festival.


Queen Maxima  in chartreuse hat and dress© Getty

Queen Maxima in chartreuse

Queen Maxima was seen attending the 10th anniversary of Foundation Language at Sea event earlier this year wearing chartreuse - a colour Princess Kate rarely favours. The Dutch royal rocked an outlandish hat to match her satin fitted dress.


Crown Princess Victoria walking in bright orange suit© Shutterstock

Crown Princess Victoria in tangerine orange

Bright orange is a shade exempt from Princess Kate's radar. However, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden flew the flag for the sunny hue when she attended the opening of the Global Sustainable Tourism conference in Stockholm in April wearing a bold Zara two-piece suit.


Duchess Sophie in a snake print outfit© Getty

Duchess Sophie's snake print

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Adding to the list of neutrals rarely worn by King Charles' daughter-in-law is the snake print rocked beautifully by Duchess Sophie during her visit to Salisbury last September. Kate favours block colours or check prints but the Duchess of Edinburgh proved that snake print can have royal appeal.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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