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The royal rebels who challenge the "princess dressing"
de Miruna Mirică-Damian

The royal etiquette has been the ultimate indicator of great style and quality for many centuries, as well as a model to look up to, whenever we'd feel lost in the modern consumerist abundance. Still, even the most rigid rules have softened in the last decades, due to some wonderful figures such as Princess Diana, and many royals choose now a more relaxed way of dressing than that of which we might tend to associate them with.

First on our list is Charlotte Casiraghi, the ninth place in line of succession to the Monegasque throne and alluring Grace Kelly's granddaughter. She is renowned for her nonconformist lifestyle and eclectic way of dressing, mixing mass-market clothes with premium brands. Her passion for horse riding turned her into Gucci's image and an occasional socialite.

Princess Charlene is a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa and the wife of Prince Albert II, the reigning monarch of Monaco. She was born in Zimbabwe and met Prince Albert during a swimming competition in Monaco, 17 years ago. Although she retired from the sports life 10 years ago, she keeps an athletic figure that allows her to dress in chef d'oeuvres, embellished gowns.

Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz was the first editor of Vogue Arabia and has founded D'NA, a Riyadah boutique focusing on young talent. Her contemporary style and fashion dynamics turned her into a target in the traditionalists' eyes. She left Vogue Arabia with a thunder, after being accused of "cultural appropriation".

Clotilde of Savoy, Princess of Venice, won a European Film Award for Best Actress in 1991. She is married with Emanuele Filiberto, a member of the House of Savoy and the grandson of Umberto II, the last reigning King of Italy. She is a front row regular at Paris Fashion Week and she goes to red carpet events, as well as to royal receptions, where she appears in unexpected clothing.


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