Royals are obsessed with this fashion essential which stands the test of time

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Wardrobe staples come in all shapes and sizes – a little black dress, a white t-shirt, a good fitting pair of jeans – but perhaps the hardest working piece you can buy as the weather gets colder is a trench coat. The perennial favourite among the stylish set, it's also a go-to among the royals who rely on it for royal engagements, casual walkabouts and everything else in between. We take a look at how Duchess Kate, Meghan, Camilla and more wear a trench coat.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice headed to an Easter Sunday church service in a powder blue jacket, the ideal addition to her dusky rose hat and navy dress. Spring and autumn can be equally as difficult to dress for, so throwing this jacket over the top of any outfit will help provide an extra layer of warmth as the winter creeps closer. 

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Kate Middleton

Trust the Duchess of Cambridge to give this classic coat a twist back in 2011; note the ruffled hem and big buckle detail, perfectly tying into her black clutch and black shoes.

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Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex nailed casual chic wearing a Martin Grant trench coat during her royal tour of Australia. Strolling hand-in-hand with Prince Harry, Meghan pulled off the perfect casual beach look in Melbourne by pairing the jacket with black flats, but she looked equally as stunning wearing the coat with heels at Sydney Opera House. We love a versatile piece!