A beautiful bride among the best dressed - Madeleine of Sweden in the Valentino dress that won her a place on this year's best dressed list published by Vanity Fair
(photo Ewa-Marie Rundquist, copyright kungahuset.se)
And no surprises that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge also makes the list with a special nod to the mummy tummy that got everyone talking when she left hospital last week carrying HRH Prince George on his way home. Kate may have had a lower profile in recent months as she got ready to have her baby but the outfits still generate a massive amount of attention and other special nods went to the outfits chosen for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations last summer.
Looking just like every mum who has just given birth - perhaps the Duchess' finest fashion hour as she shows the world just what happens to ladies with newborn babies
(photo Christopher Neve)
And also included in Letizia, Princess of Asturias. Her top pick, according to the magazine, is the outfit worn to the coronation of King Willem-Alexander and Maxima back in April this year. She's also singled out for the funky twist she's put on traditional suits for some of her royal activities.
Letizia in dove grey to see a new king and queen crowned
Personally, my favourite outft of the coronation was the one worn by the new queen. But while Maxima's sapphire blue was majestic and magnificent, some of her other choices have been a bit over the top. So it's understandable that a bible of chic like Vanity Fair might steer clear of adding her to the list.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in an official portrait on the day of their accession to the Dutch throne, April 30th 2013
(Photo Dutch Royal Household)
Meanwhile, another royal has made the bid for the worst piece of fashion of the year. She may be a proud granny but is that really a reason for the photo montage bag that Queen Sofia of Spain was proudly showing off in Mallorca the other day?
Sofia, Leonor, Irene and Victoria all smiling from the front of granny's handbag