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By Heather Cichowski
What a year in fashion it has been! Royals from around the world may have had to pivot to virtual royal engagements for much of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting COVID-19 lockdowns, but there were still some very memorable in-person appearances from our favourite fashionable royals, including Duchess Kate, Duchess Meghan and Queen Letizia.
Royals deftly recycled looks from their wardrobes, brought joy with colourful options and helped showcase local, independent designers with their fashion choices. And there are many breathtaking outfits we will not forget.
Scroll through the gallery (or click through if you're on desktop) to see the best fashion moments from royals in 2020.
On Jan. 20, Duchess Kate and Prince William hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen for the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The duchess was a vision in a twinkling Needle & Thread dress with coordinating Gianvito Rossi heels, clutch and Soru ruby earrings.
Duchess Kate mesmerized at the 2020 BAFTAs on Feb. 2. She adhered to the suggestion of dressing sustainably by re-wearing a gold and white gown by Alexander McQueen she last wore in 2012 on her and Prince William's royal tour of Malaysia.
The mom of three completed the dazzling ensemble with Jimmy Choo pumps, a necklace and earring set by Van Cleef & Arpels and a sparkly gold clutch.
Duchess Kate brought some romance to Wales on Feb. 4.
She donned a navy Hobbs coat with a red Zara dress underneath. The Duchess of Cambridge accessorized with a red Mulberry clutch, tall black boots from Stuart Weitzman and a pink and red heart-print scarf from Beulah London that was perfect ahead of Valentine's Day.
Duchess Meghan brightened up the night when she and Prince Harry attended the 2020 Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5. She wore a cheerful turquoise dress by Victoria Beckham paired with a navy marbleized Stella McCartney clutch and heels by Manolo Blahnik.
Feeling pink! Queen Letizia's pale pink suit and coordinating pumps were so pretty. The Spanish royal wore the pastel ensemble when she attended a meeting with the APRAMP (Prostitution Women Association) on March 6 in Madrid.
Duchess Meghan looked sensational in head-to-toe red when she and Prince Harry attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall on March 7. She was outfitted in a Safiyaa short-sleeved gown, burgundy floral earrings by Simone Rocha, a Manolo Blahnik clutch and Aquazzura heels.
Also at the event, Duchess Meghan stunned in all emerald green. She wore a long-sleeved frock with asymmetrical draped neckline from Emilia Wickstead, matching green fascinator with netted veil by William Chambers, Birks diamond snowflake earrings and Aquazzura pumps.
Later on March 9, the Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a sapphire blue Jenny Packham gown at a gala dinner at Buckingham Palace in celebration of the 25th anniversary for her patronage Place2Be.
Kate accessorized with Jimmy Choo heels and coordinating blue crystal and pearl earrings by Erdem.
On June 25, the Spanish royals stepped out to Palma de Mallorca as part of their royal tour around their country. Letizia looked summery in a green floral dress as they strolled on the Platja de s’Arena.
On July 8, Queen Máxima stepped out to a climbing forest, Zeeuwse Helden, and Ons Buiten camp in Burgh-Haamstede. She stood out in a double-breasted yellow pantsuit with black blouse, black ankle booties and handbag.
Beatrice was a breathtaking bride in a vintage Norman Hartnell gown, which was lent to her by the Queen!
Her Majesty also let her granddaughter borrow the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara. The Queen wore the same tiara on the day she married Prince Philip in 1947. The tiara dates from 1919, and was created for Queen Mary, Her Majesty's grandmother.
On Oct. 15, the Queen made her first public royal engagement outside of her royal residences since the coronavirus pandemic began. She joined Prince William to visit the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down Science Park near Salisbury.
Her Majesty looked so regal in a pink coat and hat and her signature black accessories.
Princess Charlene was almost unrecognizable when she debuted a cool shaved hairdo at the Prince's Palace in Monaco on Dec. 16 for the traditional Christmas gift distribution and Christmas tree ceremony.
The Monaco royal donned a gold printed jacket with a matching gold sequin face mask.
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