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Royal style: The evolution of Prince Harry

Royal style: The evolution of Prince Harry

As the old saying goes, behind every great man is a great woman. And in the case of Britain’s Prince Harry, it’s especially true–when it comes to fashion.

The youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana became famously engaged in November 2017, and since then, his style has only improved. Fashion pundits credit the influence of his now-better half, former American actress Meghan Markle, and we believe it. Pre-Markle, Harry mostly favored casualwear–photographic proof of his affinity for rumpled checked or plaid button-down shirts is voluminous. Even more present: His navy khakis, which he seemed to wear just about everywhere. He dressed up on occasion, of course, but had mixed results: At an Ascot Racecourse event, fashion critics called his outfit–a dark navy blazer, royal blue vest, grey pinstriped pants and dark top hat–“disjointed.” And when he attended the Sun Military Awards in London, he was royally scolded for an ill-fitting tux and crooked bowtie. Mostly, though, he was clad in those darn khakis.

Until Markle. These days, the ginger-haired prince is being spotted in much more upscale clothing–and blue is still his color, to say the least. He wore a navy suit during a visit to Australia (and gave it a dash of personal style by adding a beaded bracelet), a blue suit (with a gray overcoat) when he and Markle attended a church service at in Sandringham, a navy blazer and black pants during an official state visit to Copenhagen and a navy trench with tan accessories as he and his fianceé attended a World AIDS Day fair in Nottingham. He even played matchy-matchy with his best gal when the two stepped out in coordinating navy overcoats and, lest we forget, he donned a well-cut navy suit for his and Markle’s official engagement photos.

But it’s not all about blue: Harry has been wearing tailored grey suits, too, and when he goes formal, he avoids blunders of the past: At the London premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he donned a perfectly fitted black tux (with tie firmly in position). And for casual days, he’s officially retired the plaid shirts: Now, he’s often spotted in crew neck sweaters with a white button-down, and he’s also become fond of preppy polos.

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