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Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

The trusted stripe has long been a style staple. Coco Chanel’s early confections of nautical chic often favored the effortless elegance of a Breton stripe, Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be inspired by the striped uniforms of sailors which serve as an emblem of his label, and American designer Tommy Hilfiger still pledges patriotic allegiance in his collections adorned with stars and stripes each season.
It’s no surprise then, that our favorite European royals have been known to don the tried-and-tested print on glamorous outings and VIP events. From Diana, Princess of Wales’s impeccable 1980s skirt suits, to Princess Alexandra of Hanover resplendent in Giambattista Valli haute couture at this year’s Rose Ball in Monaco, these sovereign superstars make a strong case for looking fine in straight lines.
Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 1987
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The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team, 2022

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Queen Rania at Al Husseiniya Palace, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York at Royal Ascot, 1989
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Paris Hilton, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Nicky Hilton at New York Fashion Week, 2018
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Ben-Sylvester Strautmann and Princess Alexandra of Hanover at the Rose Ball, 2022
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Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles in Australia, 1983
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Queen Letizia of Spain with Queen Rania of Jordan visit the Molecular Biology Centre at the Universidad Autonoma, 2015
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Diana, Princess of Wales, 1991
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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at Wimbledon, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York with Princess Eugenie, 1994
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Queen Rania at Rania Teacher Academy in Amman, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Lambeth, 1991
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The Duchess of Cambridge launches the King’s Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich, 2019
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Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance, 2012
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Queen Rania at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals in New York
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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece at New York Fashion Week, 2020
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Princess Camilla and Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Italy, 1985
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Queen Rania at Design Institute of Amman, 2017
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Andrea Casiraghi, India Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo at the Monaco National Day, 2016
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The Countess of Wessex visits the Sir Ken Dodd Happiness Hall, 2022
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Beatrice Borromeo arrives at the Monaco National Day celebrations, 2019
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Queen Rania at the Queen Rania Family & Child Center, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales at a polo match at Windsor Great Park, 1981
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Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her late husband Ari Behns at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson, 2004
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The Countess of Wessex with Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot, 2009
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HH King Abdullah II of Jordan with Queen Rania in Washington, 2018
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The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 2009
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Princess Beatrice at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral, 2012
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Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales at a lunch hosted by the President of Italy, Sandro Pertini, 1985
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Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo at Venice Film Festival, 2017
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Queen Letizia of Spain visits Mallorca, 2021
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Tatiana Santo Domingo and Charlotte Olympia Dellal at Mark’s Club, 2019
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Originally published in Tatler.com

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