Get to Know the World's Most Stylish Royals

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Age: 30

Royal Profile: Born to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Princess Madeleine (aka Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland) is the fourth in line of succession to the Swedish throne.

Style Profile: Princess Madeleine gravitates toward the girlie and glam. As a royal, there's a more conservative air about her everyday dress — think skirt suits and trench coats — but when this princess hits a red carpet, she's all about feminine gowns done up in ruffles and finished with statement jewels.

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Princess Madeleine showed off a creamy ensemble. We love that her girlie style came through in a subtle way via a soft peplum hemline on her top.

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Madeleine showed off her femininity in a ruffle-adorned day dress for an event in NYC in 2011.

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For the Opera News Awards in NYC in April 2012, Madeleine chose a modern, sky-blue gown with a fresh-feeling lacey inset at the neckline.

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On her way to the house of Sweden for a royal event in April 2012, Madeleine chose a classic trench coat.

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Charlene, Princess of Monaco

Age: 34

Royal Profile: Charlene is the daughter of Michael and Lynette Wittstock, so while this beauty is not a royal by blood, her marriage to Albert II, Prince of Monaco, made her a princess when they tied the knot on July 1, 2011.

Style Profile: Charlene plays luxe, glamour, and modern femininity, all in perfect balance. Not too long ago, the princess chopped her hair into a sleek bob, and her style choices followed suit. She's embraced chic sheaths and a decidedly sleeker style since her royal nuptials.

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Charlene attended a gala dinner in Monaco in May 2012 in a glamorous black-lace-topped feminine gown.

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Charlene showed off a sharp little shift dress and oversized shades for a dose of everyday chic with her husband, Prince Albert.

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Charlene attended a fashion show and charity auction in Monaco with Prince Albert and brought out her easy-chic fashion sense in a sophisticated but not overworked sheath dress and sandals.

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We love this printed sheath and classic heel combo for the Monaco Red Cross graduation ceremony. Charlene nailed that mix of being on-trend and perfectly poised.

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Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Age: 30

Royal Profile: Elisabeth is a princess of the German Thurn und Taxis House, born to parents Countess Gloriae of Schonborn-Glauchau and Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis.

Style Profile: This royal knows fashion. She's been blogging about her relatively normal life as princess-turned-editor and most recently was hired on as style editor at large for Vogue. Look for her popping up front-row at Fashion Week and showing off her au courant sense of chic. Forget pomp and circumstance; Elisabeth is all about embracing fashion's trends.

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This princess isn't afraid to show a little leg, opting for a mini hemline at a Ferragamo event in NYC in March 2012.

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Princess Elisabeth (center) went for an eclectically glam look at the Met Gala in May 2012.

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Elisabeth stepped out for Altuzarra's Fall show in a mohair-covered white moto jacket in NYC in February 2012.

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Princess Letizia of Spain

Age: 40

Royal Profile: This princess was a journalist before her marriage to Felipe, Prince of Asturias, the heir apparent to the Spanish throne.

Style Profile: Princess Letizia gravitates toward modern suiting and clean-cut shift dresses. Her style sense may be on the classic side, but she has a decidedly on-trend way of dressing it up. As far as details are concerned, she has an eye for cool oversized clutches and steers clear of frills.

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The princess knows that a bright shift goes a long way in making a stylish statement. The bold fuchsia hue of this dress at a 2012 event in Spain added modern appeal.

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Attention to detail made Letizia's look pop at an event in Madrid in May 2012. Her all-black separates got a cool contrast with a dose of gold dots on her blouse and a flash of metallics on her coordinating accessories.

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We love the feminine detailing on Letizia's lace-print, cream-colored shift.

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For a royal visit to Portugal in May 2012, the princess looked impeccable in an off-the-shoulder lace sheath — the perfect balance of subtle sex appeal and total polish.

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Princess Beatrice of York

Age: 24

Royal Profile: Princess Beatrice is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is the fifth grandchild of Elizabeth II.

Style Profile: You may remember Princess Beatrice best for her appearance at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, where she donned an attention-grabbing Philip Treacy fascinator (which went on to earn $123,325 for charity through sale on eBay). It's clear Beatrice has fun with fashion — from her lavish party dresses and event styles to her more understated, chic appearances at Fashion Week, she knows just when to play it cool and when to play up the drama.

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For her front-row Fashion Week appearance at Elie Saab in 2012, the princess slipped into a totally modern red sheath.

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Charlotte Casiraghi

Age: 25

Royal Profile: She may not be an official princess yet, but Charlotte's just fourth in line to the throne of Monaco. She's the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, hereditary princess of Monaco, and the late Stefano Casiraghi. As if that wasn't enough to propel her to royal status, her maternal grandparents were the late Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco (aka Grace Kelly).

With Grace Kelly as a grandmother, Charlotte is who you'd expect to have great style in her genetic code — and you just might be right. The 25-year-old stunner keeps it modern and cool, but turns up the glamour with bold, elegant gowns and rich color. She works a riding outfit just as easily as a red carpet look at Cannes.

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Charlotte attended a Cartier event in April 2012 in NYC and suited up smartly for the occasion.

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We love Charlotte's decadent, moody sheath dress and statement earrings at a Gucci party in Cannes.

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This red-carpet moment has glamazon written all over it. Charlotte knew exactly how to pull off a chic, standout arrival in a ruffled, jewel-toned gown at Cannes in May 2012.

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The avid rider showed off her equestrian gear in a pair of white pants and a classic polo button-down.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Age: 30

Royal Profile: We've followed her romance with Prince William for years, but it wasn't until their royal nuptials (which had the whole world watching) last April that she officially became a member of the royal family. We'll always know her as Kate Middleton, but officially she's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and wife of the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. Should Prince William become king, she would indeed become his queen.

Style Profile: She's both a princess of the people and a girl with serious status, and she plays her part with the style to match. Opting for labels like Zara and her go-to LK Bennett heels on one occasion, she'll show off a custom-made McQueen the next. She gravitates toward the more ladylike options in soft fit-and-flare silhouettes by day, then channels a more glamorous angle in labels like Jenny Packham and J.Mendel by night. She can also pull off a hat like nobody's business.

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Kate has just the right youthfulness to pull off a conservative coat dress like the one she rocked for a St. Patrick's Day parade in 2012.

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Our jaws dropped when the duchess stepped out in this lace-inset, turquoise-hued Jenny Packham gown for a concert in London in May 2012.

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For the Diamond Jubilee, Kate slipped into this feminine, cream-laced Alexander McQueen confection.

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The royal couple: Kate looked easy and elegant in a petal-pink, pleated Emilia Wickstead dress (which she's worn on more than one occasion!) with Prince William at her side.

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Charlotte attended a Cartier event in April 2012 in NYC and suited up smartly for the occasion.

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This red-carpet moment has glamazon written all over it. Charlotte knew exactly how to pull off a chic, standout arrival in a ruffled, jewel-toned gown at Cannes in May 2012.

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Charlotte played it ladylike but casual in a suede fit-and-flare dress and wood-heeled sandals in Paris in 2011.

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The avid rider showed off her equestrian gear in a pair of white pants and a classic polo button-down.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Age: 30

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We love the bright detailing on this little shift at the UK premiere of African Cats in April 2012.

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Kate has just the right youthfulness to pull off a conservative coat dress like the one she rocked for a St. Patrick

Our jaws dropped when the duchess stepped out in this lace-inset, turquoise-hued Jenny Packham gown for a concert in London in May 2012.

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For the Diamond Jubilee, Kate slipped into this feminine, cream-laced Alexander McQueen confection.

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The royal couple: Kate looked easy and elegant in a petal-pink, pleated Emilia Wickstead dress (which she

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We can safely credit Kate Middleton for our latest obsession with the royals, and rightfully so. Since her engagement to Prince William, the British beauty has garnered worldwide attention, not just for her real-life princess status, but also as a fashion pro in her own right. Our style obsession may have started with Kate, but the worldwide network of royals boasts a bevy of style-setters. We've traveled the globe (so to speak) surveying the style of real-life princesses. Sure, they can fashion up a red-carpet look like nobody's business, but this batch of savvy trendsetters also offers up a lesson in chic, modern-day looks that appeal to our everyday sense of dress. From Princess Letizia of Spain's feminine-chic sheaths to Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis's fashion-forward ways, click on to get acquainted and inspired by some of the world's best-dressed royals.

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