6 royal versions of pink and black

Queen Letizia's choice of that striking but under used colour combination of pink and black gave her a fashion winner. And she's not the only royal to add these two colours together to score a hit - though to be fair to Letizia, she's favoured this mix more than most and has had some real winners in the process. Here's a look at six times royals have added pink to black - which is your favourite?

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark added a gorgeous pink coat to a gorgeous black jumper and pink skirt and looked, well, gorgeous. The combo was chosen for a visit alongside fellow style icon, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who looked just as good in different colours. Two royal women showing everyone how to mix and match.

Charlotte Casiraghi chose this eighties inspired outfit for the wedding of her uncle, Prince Albert II, and Charlene Wittstock in July 2011. The black bow is cleverly position on the palest pastel pink for maximum impact and you have to be brave to attempt a headband at a royal wedding. Charlotte proved that fortune favours the brave and scored a total hit.

Queen Rania made the colour combination really cutting edge with the chic and super styled coat and dress outfit she chose fora visit to London earlier this year. There might be more black in this outfit than pink but the cerise is so bright it more than holds its own and Rania looks great.

Newlywed Crown Princess Victoria chose this very bright pink dress with wide black belt for an appearance in August 2010. It's simple, it's summery and it's striking. Pink and black in classic form.

It's very similar to a hot pink dress with black belt that was a firm favourite of Letizia while Princess of Asturias. Designed by one of her favourites, Felipe Varela, it made numerous outings, including on this visit to ARCO 2012, and looked just as great on every single one of them.

Which brings us back to the pink and white winner that Letizia chose for ARCO 2016. A fresh take on an firm favourite, this trouser and jacket combination is a style stunner and just goes to show that a a pink and black mix can be magic.


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