The women from the Royal family have broken a few style rules and we love them even more for it


Duchesses Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have been in headlines for supposedly breaking royal rules that many of us didn't know about until they went against the status quo. A few are as silly and as mindless as Meghan closing a car door herself instead of having someone else do it for her and as Kate wearing the same outfit more than once, but none are as beloved as their royally unique style choices that rendered applause from many, and frowns from some. 

Following in the late Princess Diana's fashion-forward footsteps, the two women have given us outfits that we had to draw inspiration from, so we've rounded up some of our favourites from the princess trio that you could add to your own wardrobe next time you're feeling royally rebellious. 

READ MORE: ALL the dresses and coats that have sold out because Meghan Markle wore them 

Princess Diana

Princess Diana was known for her daring looks and rule-breaking outfits. According to, she wore oversized clothes and really went against the tide, setting a trend in bicycle shorts before Kim Kardashian West went viral for them. 

Princess Diana (with her son Prince William) wearing an oversized jacket for a casual look.
Princess Diana in bicycle shorts
Bindi bike short

Bindi bike short - R179, Cotton On 

Ink check blazer

Ink check blazer - R699, Superbalist 

Classic suit blazer

Classic suit blazer - R579, Superbalist 

READ MORE: Gigi Hadid has reinvented the bike shorts look - here's how you can own it too 

Duchess Meghan

Meghan has been a repeat offender when it comes to dressing up her own way. She's worn an incredible pantsuit that goes against the rule that princesses should be in dresses in skirts all the time; and she's also worn a cross body bag, which isn't allowed per se. But oh! how stunning she makes defiance look. 

Meghan Markle attends a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London, England
Suit trouser with turn up cuff

Suit trouser with turn up cuff - R399, Superbalist 

Cotton chinos

Cotton chinos - R329, H&M 

Candice faux leather cross body bag
Candice faux leather cross body bag - R349, Superbalist
Suede stud crossbody bag

Suede stud crossbody bag - R139.99, Mr Price 

READ MORE: #WednesdayWishlist: Eight fabulous handbags and purses we're lusting over right now 

Duchess Kate

According to, Queen Elizabeth has a rule that requires the hemlines of royal outfits to be below the knee. Kate, however, has been spotted in numerous dresses that were slightly above-knee, and because she's worn them with such finesse, there have been no complaints on our side. 

Duchess Kate
Stripe shirt dress

Stripe shirt dress - R449, Superbalist 

Short ruffle dress

Short ruffle dress - R449, Superbalist 

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