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From headline-making hats to edgy cuts: Princess Beatrice’s style evolution is the most experimental in the royal family

She's an underrated fashion icon.
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In the years since Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William wed at Westminster Abbey, there are at least three moments that have stood the test of time.

The first is obviously the nuptials, then a close second is Pippa Middleton wearing that figure-hugging dress, and finally, Princess Beatrice’s unique headpiece.

At 22 years old, she arrived at the ceremony in a sensible pink Valentino Haute Couture dress, which she styled with a Philip Treacy hat that was compared to a toilet seat, a pretzel and fallopian tubes.

Perhaps the headlines were a little harsh on the royal – at least the piece wasn’t boring.

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As a lower-ranking royal, Beatrice can enjoy a more relaxed wardrobe, including silk midi-dresses, shorter hemlines, and high slits.

Of course, when she’s on duty and at family events, her outfits are in line with the strict protocol her royal relatives follow every day.

However, royal fans have noticed that over the years the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson isn’t afraid to inject a little personality into her looks.

At the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, eagle-eyed fans spotted that her Sophia Webster clutch bag was a sweet nod to husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and read “Wifey for Lifey” in big font across it.

Speaking of her husband, Beatrice’s thoughtful and creative fashion was highlighted on her wedding day.

The princess tied the knot on July 17, 2020 in the midst of lockdown, but that didn’t stop her looking radiant.

Royal fans were thrilled to discover that the bride had opted to wear her grandmother the Queen’s vintage dress by Norman Hartnell that she’d previously worn in the 1960s and styled the ivory Duchess satin with organza sleeves.

Beatrice accessorised the look with a diamond fringe tiara worn by Queen Mary on loan from the Queen – the same tiara Her Majesty wore on her own wedding day to Prince Philip.

To celebrate Princess Beatrice’s inventive and bow-tiful style – here are her best fashion moments of all time.

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On day two of the 2022 Royal Ascot, Beatrice looked clean and sleek in this white and navy ensemble.

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For her first Ascot appearance of 2022, Beatrice opted for a floral dress by Australian designer Zimmerman that she paired with a straw belt, pink pumps and a Juliette Botterill Millinery headband.

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We loved her monogrammed clutch bag too. The accessory had her initials B Y for Beatrice of York embroidered on.

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Princess Beatrice wore this to the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, and her sweet bag, which honours her ‘wifey’ status, is by her side.

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At the wedding of Greece’s Prince Philippos and Nina Flohr in Athens, Beatrice, who’d given birth to daughter Sienna Elizabeth just two months before, donned a striking Gucci frock featuring a sparkling bow detail.

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Her frock while pregnant at Wimbledon inspired mums-to-be everywhere.

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Beatrice surprised the world by choosing to wear one of her grandmother’s dresses for her wedding. She paired it with the same tiara Her Majesty wore on her own wedding day.

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The dress code at a royal wedding is typically quite conservative but Beatrice’s look for Lady Gabriella Windsor’s big day featured some fun lace detailing.

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Matching with granny! The princess and the Queen both looked beautiful in blue at Royal Ascot 2019.

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Beatrice attended the launch of the second collaboration between Misela & Alice Naylor-Leyland in 2019 wearing this edgy little black dress.

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It’s not often, but we love it when a royal attends the Met Gala. The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson attended the 2018 event when the theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination.

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She’s not afraid to show off her cheeky and casual side either! Beatrice wore this appropriate hoodie at the 2017 Lady Garden 5K & 10K Run in aid of Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

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Beatrice’s high-slit dress at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala in 2015 is one of her most daring looks ever.

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She looked like a Hollywood starlet in this embellished white gown at the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Summer Party.

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She looked like the beacon of a 2010s fashion darling at The Royal Ascot in 2012.

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Voila! The hat that rocked the world. All in all, it was a lovely ensemble.

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The young royal got the fashion ticket of the year when she attended the VIP dinner party that launched Kate Moss’s Top Shop Christmas collection in 2007.

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A fashionista from the start! In 2007 she strutted down the catwalk with her mum Sarah Ferguson for the Fashion for Relief show during London Fashion Week.

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