Royals in Pantsuits: 28 Times Queen Rania, Princess Diana, and More Inspired Us To Power Dress

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‘Power dressing’—the act of styling oneself to assert authority, most commonly in a finely tailored suit—has long been a fine art. In the Seventies, the trousers were flared and fabulous; the Eighties were defined by bigger-means-better shoulder pads; and by the end of 90s, it was all about a relaxed yet perfectly proportioned fit. But one theme has stuck throughout the power suit’s metamorphosis: it’s backed by a legion of ultra-stylish royals.
Princess Anne was an early adopter of women’s tailoring, wearing white suits reminiscent of Bianca Jagger in Yves Saint Laurent as far back as 1973. Later, Diana, Princess of Wales led the pack with an androgynous appeal. The Countess of Wessex took the baton in the early Oughts in a plethora of pastel sets, and now, the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex compete for best dressed, buttoned up in Alexander McQueen and Loro Piana. Queen Letizia of Spain keeps it bold in vivid hues, Charlotte Casiraghi opts for tweed from Chanel or Gucci, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has a penchant for prints.
Those in need of some powerful wardrobe inspiration, look no further. See below some of our favorite royal tailoring moments.

Queen Rania
At the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, 2021
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The Duchess Of Cambridge

At the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, 2022
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Queen Letizia of Spain

At the Creade Refugees Centre, 2022
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Diana, Princess of Wales

At Wembley Stadium, 1988
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Queen Rania
At the HeForShe IMPACT Summit, New York, 2018
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Princess Anne

Visiting a theatre, 1973
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The Duchess of Cambridge

In Kingston, Jamaica, 2022
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The Duchess of Sussex 

At the Invictus Games, 2022
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Queen Rania
Jordan, 2021
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Diana, The Princess Of Wales

At the Connaught Hotel, 1997
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The Countess of Wessex

At Chelsea Flower Show, 2022
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Visiting the research vessel ‘Skagerrak’, 2022
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The Duchess of Cambridge

Visiting Ulster University Magee Campus, 2021
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Diana, Princess of Wales

At the Royal Albert Hall, 1990
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The Countess of Wessex

At the V&A Museum, 2005
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Diana, Princess Of Wales

At a gala, 1986
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Queen Letizia of Spain

Visiting La Otra Corte, 2019
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Princess Sofia of Sweden 

At the Medals of Merit presentation, 2018
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Queen Letizia of Spain

Visiting a students’ residence, 2020
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The Duchess of Sussex

With the Duke of Sussex in Ireland, 2018
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Queen Elizabeth II

At King Edward VII Hospital, 2003
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The Duchess of Sussex

At Royal Lancaster Hotel, 2018
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Charlotte Casiraghi 

At the Gucci Paris Masters, 2012
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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Visiting the Designloungeon, 2017
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

At the Fryshuset Foundation, 2022
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Princess Eugenie of York

With Misha Nonoo at a fashion event, 2019
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Princess Isabella of Denmark

During her confirmation, 2022
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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Visiting the Royal Academy of Arts, 2022
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Originally published in Tatler.com
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‘Power dressing’—the act of styling oneself to assert authority, most commonly in a finely tailored suit—has long been a fine art. In the Seventies, the trousers were flared and fabulous; the Eighties were defined by bigger-means-better shoulder pads; and by the end of 90s, it was all about a relaxed yet perfectly proportioned fit. But one theme has stuck throughout the power suit’s metamorphosis: it’s backed by a legion of ultra-stylish royals.

Princess Anne was an early adopter of women’s tailoring, wearing white suits reminiscent of Bianca Jagger in Yves Saint Laurent as far back as 1973. Later, Diana, Princess of Wales led the pack with an androgynous appeal. The Countess of Wessex took the baton in the early Oughts in a plethora of pastel sets, and now, the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex compete for best dressed, buttoned up in Alexander McQueen and Loro Piana. Queen Letizia of Spain keeps it bold in vivid hues, Charlotte Casiraghi opts for tweed from Chanel or Gucci, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has a penchant for prints.

Those in need of some powerful wardrobe inspiration, look no further. See below some of our favorite royal tailoring moments.

Queen Rania

At the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, 2021

Photo: Instagram.com

The Duchess Of Cambridge

At the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, 2022

Photo: Getty

Queen Letizia of Spain

At the Creade Refugees Centre, 2022

Photo: Getty

Diana, Princess of Wales

At Wembley Stadium, 1988

Photo: Getty

Queen Rania

At the HeForShe IMPACT Summit, New York, 2018

Photo: Instagram.com

Princess Anne

Visiting a theatre, 1973

Photo: Getty

The Duchess of Cambridge

In Kingston, Jamaica, 2022

Photo: Getty

The Duchess of Sussex 

At the Invictus Games, 2022

Photo: Getty

Queen Rania

Jordan, 2021

Photo: Instagram.com

Diana, The Princess Of Wales

At the Connaught Hotel, 1997

Photo: Getty

The Countess of Wessex

At Chelsea Flower Show, 2022

Photo: Getty

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Visiting the research vessel ‘Skagerrak’, 2022

Photo: Getty

The Duchess of Cambridge

Visiting Ulster University Magee Campus, 2021

Photo: Getty

Diana, Princess of Wales

At the Royal Albert Hall, 1990

Photo: Getty

The Countess of Wessex

At the V&A Museum, 2005

Photo: Getty

Diana, Princess Of Wales

At a gala, 1986

Photo: Getty

Queen Letizia of Spain

Visiting La Otra Corte, 2019

Photo: Getty

Princess Sofia of Sweden 

At the Medals of Merit presentation, 2018

Photo: Getty

Queen Letizia of Spain

Visiting a students’ residence, 2020

Photo: Getty

The Duchess of Sussex

With the Duke of Sussex in Ireland, 2018

Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II

At King Edward VII Hospital, 2003

Photo: Getty

The Duchess of Sussex

At Royal Lancaster Hotel, 2018

Photo: Getty

Charlotte Casiraghi 

At the Gucci Paris Masters, 2012

Photo: Getty

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Visiting the Designloungeon, 2017

Photo: Getty

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

At the Fryshuset Foundation, 2022

Photo: Getty

Princess Eugenie of York

With Misha Nonoo at a fashion event, 2019

Photo: Getty

Princess Isabella of Denmark

During her confirmation, 2022

Photo: Getty

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Visiting the Royal Academy of Arts, 2022

Photo: Getty

Originally published in Tatler.com

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