Move Over, Middleton: 15 Stylish Royals You Need to Know

stylish royalsMove over, Middleton and Markle.

These lesser-known but super-stylish royals are giving Kate and Meghan some serious competition.

Here are the most stylish royals you’ve probably never heard of.

1. Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco

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All you really need to know about Charlotte Casiraghi is that she’s Grace Kelly’s granddaughter, but the fashion plate is turning heads in her own right.

The 31-year-old has graced the cover of Vogue magazine and even earned the title of Vanity Fair‘s Best Dressed.

Oh… and she was recently rumored to be¬†dating Brad Pitt.

2. Queen Letizia of Spain

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A former journalist and news anchor, Queen Letizia of Spain married her prince (Prince Felipe, to be exact) and quickly rose to fame as one of the most stylish royals around.

The 45-year-old beauty favors local Spanish designers and is regularly seen wearing brands like MANGO and Felipe Varela.

3. Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

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Yes, her official title is a mouthful. But Sheikha Mozah is a name worth knowing.

Once called the modern-day Jackie Kennedy Onassis by British designer Julien Macdonald, Mozah is a regular on Forbes‘ list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world and pairs her hijab with Chanel, Herm√®s, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Valentino.

4. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand

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It’s not uncommon to see Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand sitting front-row at Paris Fashion Week.

The 30-year-old only child of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse even has her very own clothing line.

5. Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of Germany

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It’s just not enough that Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (or TNT as she’s called by friends) is a real-life princess.

Noooo. This royal has also served as British¬†Vogue‘s style editor-at-large since 2012.

6. Princess Charlene of Monaco

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A former Olympic swimmer, Princess Charlene is married to Prince Albert of Monaco (that’s Grace Kelly’s son with Prince Rainier III, which officially makes her Charlotte Casiraghi’s aunt).

The stunning blonde wore a custom Armani wedding dress on her big day and loves wearing her favorite designer duds with her short hair slicked back.

7. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece

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Princess Maria-Olympia’s mother, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, could easily be included in this list thanks to her enviable sense of style (which she apparently passed on to her daughter).

This young royal lives in Soho, attends NYU, and has been spotted sitting next to Emma Watson at Paris Fashion Week.

8. Tatiana Santo Domingo, Greece and Denmark

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Tatiana Santo Domingo isn’t just married to Grace Kelly’s grandson, Andrea Casiraghi. (I know, Princess Grace’s family is dominating this list).

She’s also one of the most wealthy Europeans and the most wealthy person in all of Monaco with a reported net worth of $2.3 billion.

She married her prince wearing a bohemian-inspired Missoni gown and even co-founded her very own ethical clothing line.

9. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

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This pretty princess loves wearing designs by Erdem and actually beat out Kate Middleton in a Hello! magazine poll for the fairest most fashionable royal of them all.

10. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

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There are stylish royals, and then there’s Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.

This elegant lady has 3.6 million Instagram followers — and it’s easy to see why.

11. Princess Noor Pahlavi of Iran

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At first glance, it’s hard to differentiate Princess Noor Pahlavi from a street-style star.

Born in America, this member of Iran’s royal family actually lives and works in The Big Apple.

But my favorite thing about this gorgeous gal? She’s a big advocate for animal-friendly fashion and sticks to ethical designers like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood.

12. Princess Clotilde Courau of Venice and Piedmont

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An actress who’s known to grace the Cannes red carpet, Princess Clotilde Courau wore a wedding gown¬†designed by¬†Valentino and has been topping best-dressed lists ever since.

13. Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia

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So I knew that royals could be stylish, but Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz takes things to a whole other level.

She runs her own fashion business called D’NA, has helped big-time designers like Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu get their start, and previously served as the¬† Editor-in-Chief of¬†Vogue Arabia.

14. Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck of Bhutan

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At the ripe old age of 27, Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck is the world’s youngest living queen.

She’s also one of the most stylish royals out there thanks to her traditional Bhutanese garments in beautifully colored silk fabrics.

15. Lady Amelia Windsor

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She’s a model and a philanthropist, and she’s 36th in line for the British throne.

This royal lady has walked the runway in Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan show and scored an¬†internship at Chanel.

If only she’d let us raid her closet, then maybe we wouldn’t hate her quite so much.

How many of these stylish royals had you heard of before? Let us know in the comments!

Lesley Sheridan is a high-maintenance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who thinks she’s low-maintenance. (Yes, she stole that line from When Harry Met Sally.) In addition to writing for The Local Lifestyle, her work regularly appears on Zenni Optical and Slickdeals. Make her day by sending her a tweet.

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