27 Times the Royals Dressed Down and We Loved It

We almost didn't recognize them.

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No matter how glamorous life may be for princesses and queens, even royals need a fashion break from their Manolo Blahniks and Alexander McQueen coat dresses. Kate Middleton loves jeans and sneakers while Princess Charlene of Monaco makes a t-shirt and leather jacket look as good as a gown. The late Princess Diana even favored orange biker shorts, which had a come-back moment last season. Though royals are not often photographed in their laidback looks, when they are, we’re just as fascinated with their easy-going outfit choices as we are with their tiaras and sashes. Curious to see which royal lady has dressed down on more than one occasion? Read ahead.

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.