Beauty is, of course, an eternally subjective concept. But there is an enduring archetype of fairy-tale beauty associated with royalty.
Beauty has an unusual inclination to go hand-in-hand with royalty and aristocrats. The world has seen and embraced many beauties born into or married into the noble class. So, we have put together a list of the 10 most beautiful royals and aristocrats from around the world in 2019 taking into account their air of distinction, grace and of course natural beauty.
The Italian aristocrat-turned royal is one of Europe’s most fascinating personalities. The wife of Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco has an incredibly elegant style, timeless yet modern at the same time. Something of a celebrity in her native country, she worked as a political journalist before marrying Pierre Casiraghi, the younger son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and the grandson of Grace Kelly.
The 30-year-old earned her title when she married Prince Rahim Aga Khan, the eldest son of billionaire racehorse owner, His Highness Aga Khan IV. Hailed as the ‘next Cindy Crawford,’ Princess Salwa has an impressive modelling resume – she is the face of Armani, Moschino and Tom Ford among others.
Now the future Duchess of Alba, Sofia is the daughter of architect and real estate mogul Fernando Palazuelo and gallery curator Sofía Barroso. She met her husband Fernando while both were students at Madrid’s College for International Studies (CIS).
The Queen of Jordan is best known for her strong voice in public health and education as well as for her impeccable style. Throughout the years, Rania has proven that her sartorial tastes surpassed her contemporaries. She has a knack for monochromatic looks and pops of colour but also knows her way around a neutral palette.
Whether she’s playing with protocol as casual Kate or making waves in catwalk choices, the Duchess’s style is always on point. Not only she has natural beauty, but she is also a graduate of literature from the University of St. Andrews, which is of course where she met Prince William.
The Princess, a former Olympic swimmer, has become a much-watched royal style icon in the world, with favourite labels including Dior, Armani and Ralph Lauren. Over the years she has polished her style – timeless elegance – to perfection since she was thrust into the limelight as Prince Albert’s bride in 2011.
Princess Ameerah is a Saudi Arabian Princess and a member of the House of Saud. Moreover she often cited as one of the world’s most recognized philanthropists. The Princess has been involved in several humanitarian activities before and after her marriage to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. As vice-chairperson and head of the executive committee of the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation and chairperson of Time Entertainment, Princess Ameera supports a wide range of humanitarian interests in both Saudi Arabia and around the world.
Lady Kitty Eleanor Spencer is perhaps best known as a niece of Princess Diana. The English aristocrat is also a fashion model and has been the face for Dolce & Gabbana and BVLGARI. She is also a first cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi is the daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, the Princess of Monaco. She is the global brand ambassador for Montblanc, the face of Gucci Cosmetics and has regularly been featured on the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List. She is also the eighth heir to inherit the throne of Monaco.
Princess Sofia’s modern-day love story with Prince Carl Philip was reported around the world and suddenly there was a global fascination with ‘Sweden’s Sweethearts’. Back in 2005, she lived in New York where she studied accounting and business development and work as a waitress to support herself. She then studied at Stockholm University where she studied global ethics, child and youth science, children’s communication and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Talk about a well rounded Royal!