The Royal Wardrobe: grey and interesting

There was a lot of grey around this week but that was no bad thing. In fact, the five shades of grey on display in this week's Royal Wardrobe showed that colour can sometimes be overrated. From top trousers to a huge hat and taking in belts and buttons in between, here are some great looks in grey from the week just gone.




Princess Charlene chose a grey coat with blue dress for her mid week engagement and very nice it looked too. The coat has statement shoulders matched with a flare from the waist which means no one is missing this outfit from Charlene and why would they want to? This princess might be keeping a low profile right now but when she does step out, it's always in style.





Somebody stop her. Queen Maxima is on such fashion fire that it's looking like she will set an uncatchable lead as royal style icon of 2016 before the year is even two months old. Her latest offering is a beige coat with grey lining and belt. It's not just a great take on the grey trend, it's a great look full stop. Filled with chic and charm, this is one 2016 outfit that needs to be recycled as much as possible before the weather warms up.





The first glimpse of Queen Letizia's outfit for a series of audiences this week led to the question 'why wear a coat indoors?' But when the whole ensemble came into view, the answer was clear. The on trend pale pink coat, first worn last month, went perfectly with the grey trousers underneath. And maybe Felipe turned the heating down.



The Duchess of Cambridge had some very serious points to put across in the week as she took on the role of guest editor at the Huffington Post to highlight young people's mental health issues.  Kate chose a white blouse and black and grey mix skirt for the event - spot on for her special day mixing casual with formal and showing us one of the shorter skirts this duchess so loved in her early days as a royal. 





There's very little not to love about Queen Mathilde of the Belgians cracking grey coat and hat ensemble chosen for a ceremony of remembrance in the week. It was beyond appropriate and beyond elegant and Mathilde looked rather great as well as doing her own five shades of grey in one outfit. From the big, bold belt to the flow of the coat to the cute little bag and dove grey gloves, this is a winner and then some. Grey really can be great.

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