The 7 Best Royal Hair Moments of All Time

Along with everything else the royals do, their beauty choices are watched very carefully. And while we may not be royalty ourselves, we can certainly take inspo from their choices, past and present. From Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton to Queen Elizabeth, here are seven of the most iconic hairstyles to bring to your stylist.

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Meghan Markle’s Wedding Updo

Meg is known for her loose chignons, so it was no surprise that she walked down the aisle with one—and nothing tops the look worn with her tiara and embroidered veil flowing behind her.

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Princess Diana’s Short Shag

When Princess Diana joined the royal fam in 1981, her hair was the very definition of the decade: voluminous and shaggy. Everyone took notice, and it quickly became one of the most popular haircuts of the ’80s.

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Kate Middleton’s Bangs

Kate is known for her long, bouncy blowouts, so when she debuted curtain bangs in 2012, it didn’t go unnoticed. She announced her pregnancy with Prince George mere weeks later, and the hairstyle was thought to have been a distraction from that very subject.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Sparkly Barrette

Queen E has had the same hairdo for decades—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? While her glitzy tiaras have come to be an expected fixture, this equally sparkly barrette adds a modern touch.

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Queen Letizia Of Spain’s Braided Chignon

Queen Letizia is known for her shiny, perfectly blown-out locks. But this intricate updo looks like something we’d see on a red carpet in Hollywood (and we’re so into it).

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Princess Eugenie’s Vintage Vibes

While no one could upstate Meghan Markle on her wedding day, Princess Eugenie turned some heads. With her hair pulled in a simple chignon at the nape of her neck and a pillbox hat at the crown, she looked straight out of the 1930s in the best way possible.

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Princess Charlene Of Monaco’s Perfect Finger Waves

When we think of finger waves, we don’t typically think of 2018. But Princess Charlene took this vintage style and updated it with a bold red lip and barely there makeup.

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