The three royals who copied Queen Elizabeth’s iconic signature style at the coronation concert

Three royals copied Queen Elizabeth's iconic fashion rules when they attended the coronation concert at Windsor Castle

Royals copied Queen Elizabeth's signature style. Seen here people cheer as King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort acknowledge the crowd at the The Coronation Concert
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Three royals copied Queen Elizabeth’s iconic signature style at the coronation concert as they made a bold fashion statement. 

From Queen Camilla’s coronation dress with subtle embroidered details to Princess Beatrice’s hot pink dress, the King and Queen’s coronation gave us plenty of outfits to inspire us. But it wasn’t just the day itself that provided some memorable royal looks. Stepping out at Windsor Castle on May 7, Lady Louise Windsor’s coronation concert outfit showcased black and gold as a glamorous combination. Meanwhile, three royals copied Queen Elizabeth’s iconic signature style and wowed us with their seriously bold looks. 

Having worn floor-length white gowns for the coronation itself, Queen Camilla and Princess Catherine opted for primary colors for the concert. Whilst the Queen Consort wowed in an electric blue tunic-style dress, the Princess of Wales went equally stand-out with a red pants suit. 

Kate Middleton and Queen Camilla at the coronation concert

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Both royals chose colors that are featured heavily on the British flag, giving their outfits a patriotic edge to them. However, they weren’t the only ones to decide that the coronation concert called for a striking pop of color. Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall, went all out with an emerald-green blazer that did all the talking. Underneath she kept her outfit more classic with a black shirt and pants, but the overall impression remained very vibrant. 

Colorful outfits and particularly vivid shades were the late Queen Elizabeth’s ultimate closet must-haves. Throughout her milestone 70 year reign she was rarely seen in public wearing anything muted or more neutral. She also favored full on color-blocking and consistently matched her hat to her dress or coat. 

: Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall arrive to take their seats in the Royal Box for the Coronation Concert

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At the coronation concert, Queen Camilla and Princess Catherine both mirrored Queen Elizabeth’s fully color-blocked looks with their own outfits. Meanwhile, whilst Zara’s coronation concert outfit wasn’t all one shade like her cousin-in-law and aunt, her blazer was certainly as bright as her late grandmother’s favored color palette.

As a non-working royal Zara’s outfit, whilst still formal for the occasion, was a little more relaxed than the very structured, color-block looks of Queen Camilla and Princess Catherine and she can often be a little more daring with her clothing choices. Although all three royals copied Queen Elizabeth’s signature style in some way at the coronation concert, the Queen and Princess of Wales have been seen taking a small step away from it in recent months.

Queen Elizabeth attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match

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Whilst Queen Elizabeth regularly wore hats to public engagements, this is one fashion choice her daughter-in-law and granddaughter-in-law don’t favor so much. Queen Camilla and Princess Catherine do wear hats for very formal occasions but on day-to-day engagements they’ve taken a perhaps more contemporary approach and choose not to wear them. In this way that can be seen to be honoring Queen Elizabeth with their color choices and also forging their own royal fashion path. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!