From Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton to the Queen and Prince George, the British Royal Family is always making a buzz with their style and sartorial choices. Here are some of the brands and designers the royals love and wear…
Another one of Kate Middleton’s favourite. When Middleton visited the Obamas in 2011 wearing the Shola dress, Reiss’ website crashed. Reiss’ founder and managing director David Reiss told Marie Claire that Kate’s impact for the brand is unmistakable. “We have noticed a significant increase in terms of brand interest and awareness globally, strengthening existing markets and attracting attention in markets we are yet to enter,” said Reiss.
The Scottish brand made the news when Meghan Markle carried one of its handbags for her first official engagement with Prince Harry at Nottingham, breaking the royal etiquette rule that only allows clutches. Within minutes, the same bag was sold out on the website. “It was a fantastic surprise and we are really excited,” a spokeswoman for Strathberry said. “We’re suddenly incredibly busy.”
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The British start-up, which offers personalised kids gift, rose in popularity after Prince George met then-President Barack Obama in their monogrammed white bathrobe. “We went from selling around 25-30 units of the robe each week, to about 350-400 per week,” said co-founder Daniel Price. Princess Charlotte has also been seen wearing their soft booties during a ski trip.
The British brand has been the royals’ favourite for decades, from Prince Philip and the late Princess Diana to Meghan Markle today.
The London heritage perfumer, which has been in business since the 18th century, has received two Royal Warrants. It is the perfumer to Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales, having created custom perfumes for landmark royal occasions such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.