Brown can be a notoriously difficult colour to wear which is perhaps why it's a fairly rare choice for royals while out and about. But Queen Maxima has scored a win in a brown outfit chosen for day one of her three day official trip to Pakistan. And in honour of that, here are six times that brown has worked wonders for royalty.
Princess Charlene really took the difficult option for Monaco's National Day in 2015 when she wore head to toe brown but the look was a winner. From the cloche hat to the chic shoes, this was a study in brown worth repeating over and over and over again.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands went for brown with some eye catching gold on day one of her visit to Pakistan. Her long skirt and matching blouse looked cool, chic and classy and didn't detract from her serious message of extending financial inclusion to as many people as possible
Is it brown, is it burugndy? It's pretty fabulous whichever one you go for. Queen Letizia of Spain in a striking leather dress adds a modern twist to the shift dress loved by royals the world over.
Crown Princess Mary of Australia chose this off the shoulder brown evening look for a party in Australia in 2010. It's probably never going to turn up at an official royal evening event but it was spot on for a private party and certainly wins the prize for most unusual brown royal look in this countdown
If brown is rare for day outfits, then an official royal evening dress in the colour is even less likely to be seen but Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden went for a stunning pale shade for her appearance at the Nobel Prize ceremony in 2010, her first as a married woman, and won applause all round
The Duchess of Cambridge went for a similar shade for an Orla Kiely coat worn for several of her day engagements. The shape is one of Kate's more unusual picks but combine that with this unusual colour and it's another winner for royals who choose a study in brown