With tailored cuts in a simple shade, royal ladies have been adding an effective new weapon to their style arsenal – the stylish white two-piece.
Whether sharply tailored like Kate or purposely over-sized like the versions worn by Meghan, the effect is the same: fresh and bright, yet work-wear at its most regal.
If there’s something inherently bold about wearing one pure colour, it’s also the case that white suits many skin tones.
And because the light reflects of it, it’s flattering, too.
On top of all that, a pristine white suit remains a blank canvas for the royals to accessorise – and showcase their polished beauty.
The Princess of Wales
Kate attends the Rugby World Cup wearing one of her favourite Alexander McQueen suits
The Princess of Wales brought some glamour to the Rugby World Cup re-wearing one of her favourite Alexander McQueen suits to the Stade de Marseille in France for this month’s rugby World Cup.
Previously seen at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the chic 1690 blazer and 950 wide leg trousers were layered over a simple white H&M top and accessorised with a Massimo Dutti clutch and Jimmy Choo heels for an all-over white look.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
Queen Maxima in the Hague looking business-like in a Massimo Dutti white suit
Queen Maxima cut a striking figure when she wore an all-white Massimo Dutti white suit for a 2021 symposium about money worries.
She looked elegantly business like and teamed her suit with brown accessories.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Princess Mary looks stunning in Max Mara in 2011
Proving suits aren’t just for the boardroom, Crown Princess Mary stepped out in Melbourne in November 2011 wearing a sharply tailored white two-piece.
Opting for a crisp white Maxmara suit layered over a sheer camisole, teamed with a pair of Christian Louboutin snakeskin heels and coordinating clutch, she was the picture of evening glamour.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Meghan turned up to the Invictus Games Friends and Family reception wearing Valentino in the Hague, April 2022
Meghan Markle reimagined the power suit at the Invictus Games in 2022, choosing a sleek 3200 white double-breasted Valentino two-piece.
While her tailored look felt timeless, she played with proportion opting for an oversized blazer and roomy wide-leg trousers.
The look was kept minimalistic with the addition of coordinated heels from Aquazzura and a 2200 Valentino bag.
Princess Charlene of Monaco
Charlene wears white at she arrives at the Monte Carlo tennis in 2014
Princess Charlene attended the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters in 2014 sleekly dressed in a Paul Smith double breasted suit.
The pleated wide leg trousers and blazer which falls just below the hip elongate her legs, while the glamorous look was completed with a splash of purple lipstick. The suit has become Princess Charlenes go-to with other white iterations in her wardrobe
Queen Letizia of Spain
Queen Letizia wearing a white Carolina Herrera trouser suit at the Spanish Royal Palace in June
Queen Letizia displayed her always elegant style while visiting the Princesa De Asturias Foundation in Madrid in June 2023, wearing a sleek white Carolina Herrera suit that consisted of a structured blazer and creased wide-leg trousers.
Oozing glamour, she paired the ensemble with a lace and silk camisole and blush pinkMagrit kitten heel sling back pumps, keeping her accessories to a minimum and opting for a glowing complexion and glossy nude lip.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Queen Rania displaying her impeccable sense of style in an off-white trouser suit at the German Jordanian University in May 2016
Visiting the German Jordanian University in 2016, Queen Rania displayed her impeccable sense of style in an ivory power suit. Worn with a black blouse and heels, the colour combination gives this suit a polished yet unfussy effect for a conservative take on the white suit trend.