Ravishing Royals

When beauty, style, and a royal title come together, you can be sure that the whole world will be watching. After all, a Cinderella story is something so ubiquitous that when you see a real-life version being played out on the world stage, you can’t help but stop and take notice. This month we’ve rounded up 10 of the most alluring, enchanting, and mesmerising beauties whose beauty, grace, and drop-dead gorgeous couture keep them turning heads wherever they go.  – Suneela

Beatrice Borromeo

For those who don’t know, Borromeo is a political journalist, documentarian, and the wife of Pierre Casiraghi, the younger son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover (and grandson of the late Grace Kelly). Her Italian family is also noble – her parents are the Count of Arona, Don Carlo Ferdinando of the ancient aristocratic house, Borromeo, and Countess Donna Paola Marzotto. Beatrice’s style credentials were secured at birth by her uncle, Count Matteo Marzotto, who is also the former president of fashion house Valentino.

 

Queen Rania of Jordan

ueen Rania is a fashion connoisseur, and hands-down one the most fashionable and beautiful women in the world. Her Instagram feed is a fashion lover’s dream, peppered with images of ensembles from myriad designers around the world. It’s this sensibility that has made Her Majesty one of the world’s most revered style icons. Ever since she married Jordan’s King Abdullah in 1993, her look has evolved along with her royal role.

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

Sheikha Mozah is the second of the three wives to the former Emir of the State of Qatar. Constantly in the spotlight given her various titles, honours, and the boards that she sits on, she impresses the world with her grace, style and regal aura. Impeccable fit, outstanding silhouettes, and gorgeous colours are what define her style. She is truly an elegant woman with an eye-catching knack for combining modern Western style with a traditional Arabic sensibilities.

Princess Ameerah bin-Talal, Saudi Arabia

The princess tied the knot with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, who is 32 years her senior, in 2008. Unfortunately, the union did not work out and the two separated amicably in 2013. Although she has dedicated her life to helping others, Princess Ameerah has also captured the public’s interest through her fashion choices. The princess favours high-end labels like Chanel, and her polished and conservative ensembles have landed her on many best-dressed lists. She also bears a striking resemblance to Sonam Kapoor, and is known to be one of Saudi Arabia’s most beautiful women.

Queen Laetizia of Spain

Laetizia Ortiz Rocasolanois, the Queen of Spain and wife of King Felipe VI, who ascended to the throne in June 2014 on the abdication of his father Juan Carlos I. Before her marriage, Laetizia was a journalist and news anchor. She is known for her soft and understated beauty, and her polished and feminine ensembles. She often opts for pencil skirts and jackets with a designer handbag and pumps.

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, thailand

Sirivannavari Nariratana, the only daughter of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse, lives a life that’s pretty similar to what one would imagine when they think of a real-life fairytale. For starters, Sirivannavari has a wardrobe full of designer pieces from Chanel, Balmain, and Hermès. She also sits front row during fashion month around the world, bedecked in the most glamorous pieces head to toe. When she’s not viewing other people’s clothes, this princess is creating her own. That’s right: on top of being a full-time royal, she’s a designer too, and even showed her collection in Paris a few years ago. This is the stuff dreams are made of!

Marie-Chantal of Greece

Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the wife of Crown Prince Pavlos, son of the deposed King Constantine II. She has her hands full with her five hunky-looking children and her eponymous clothing brand. Being the daughter of billionaire Robert Miller, style and couture have been part of her DNA since her childhood.

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Elisabeth is affectionately known as ‘TNT’ – a moniker her mother, Princess Grace, garnered in response to her dynamic personality. She grew up as Princess Von Thurn Und Taxis, in a castle decorated with contemporary art, after all Keith Haring and Jeff Koons were her family friends. This polarity is visible in her sartorial choices as she mixes boho with rock’n’roll, pairing gowns with modern flats. She now divides her time between her home in London and her job in New York. She is a modern day princess who has one foot in the grandeur of Europe, and the other on the bustling streets of Manhattan.

 

Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia

Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia isn’t just any royal. She is a mother of three, runs a fashion business called D’NA, nurtures emerging designers, and is the former editor in chief of Vogue Arabia. She is one of the most watched street-style stars at all the fashion weeks around the world, and is often seen wearing her trademark poufy skirts. Her style is refined, like that of any royal, but she’s also one of the most fashion-forward of the ladies, often trying out bold prints and silhouettes.

Charlotte Casiraghi, Monaco

Daughter of Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi and Caroline, Princess of Hanover, 31-year-old Charlotte Casiraghi is also muse to none other than Karl Lagerfeld. In addition, her grandmother was the glamorous actress Grace Kelly, so needless to saystyle was a given for this beauty. She is best friends with some of the world’s most famous designers, and is a front-row fixture at many runway shows. Oh, and Charlotte’s also been covered in Vogue Paris. She often experiments with bold colours, textured gowns and colourful tweed suits.