Europe’s ‘most stylish royal’ who you’ve probably never heard of! Tatler gives the crown to Dior ambassador Beatrice Borromeo of Monaco, the wife of Grace Kelly’s grandson Pierre Casiraghi – while Kate and Meghan miss out
Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Queen Letizia of Spain and Maxima of the Netherlands are all universally regarded as style icons – but none of them take the crown of the most stylish – according to Tatler.
The society bible has named Beatrice Borromeo of Monaco as the most stylish European royal praising her ‘penchant for Valentino, Armani Prive and Chanel’.
Beatrice, 36, is the daughter of Italian aristocrat Don Carlo Ferdinando and worked as a political journalist and documentary maker, before marrying Pierre Casiraghi, 33, the son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and the grandson of Grace Kelly.
On her wedding day in 2015, she sported four couture gowns , two by Valentino for her civil service in Monaco and two by Armani Privé for the religious service in Lake Maggiore.
Six years on and now a mother-of-two, Beatrice is still impressing wherever, she goes, with Tatler saying she: ‘cuts an elegant figure everywhere she goes – whether it’s a red carpet, a royal appearance or simply yacht-hopping – with her equally chic sister-in-law Charlotte Casiraghi making for the perfect fashion partner-in-crime’.
Tatler has named Beatrice Borromeo of Monaco as the most stylish European royal praising her ‘penchant for Valentino, Armani Prive and Chanel’. She is pictured on her wedding day in 2015
Left: Beatrice wore a black and pink velvet gown by Valentino for the Venice Film Festival in 2017. Right: Beatrice Borromeo in the front row Byblos show at Milan Fashion Week in 2018
Keeping it stylish all weekend: The morning after her 2015 wedding, Beatrice was pictured wearing a short yellow sundress with metallic gladiator sandals
Black and gold: Countess Beatrice is shown in a golden number at Monte Carlo’s famous Rose ball in 2010, five years before her wedding to Pierre Casiraghi (left)
Beatrice first shot to the fashion world’s attention when she tied the knot in what Vogue dubbed the ‘chicest wedding of the summer’.
The magazine called Beatrice the ‘Monégasque royal to keep your eye on’ describing her wedding dresses as ‘a love letter to the greats of Italian fashion’
This year, she became an ambassador for Dior, opting for a navy jumpsuit to watch their 2021 fashion show virtually.
Since, Beatrice, who shares son Stefano, four, and Francesco, three, has been pictured in Dior pieces, styling them perfectly.
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo The 60th Rose Ball, Monte Carlo in 2014. Beatrice first shot to the fashion world’s attention when she tied the knot in what Vogue dubbed the ‘chicest wedding of the summer’.
Pre marriage: Beatrice sported r a pink silk gown with wraparound sequin details at the premiere of Marie Antoinette at Cannes Film Festival in 2006
Beatrice first shot to the fashion world’s attention when she tied the knot in what Vogue dubbed the ‘chicest wedding of the summer’ in 2015 (pictured)
But she first made headlines around the world during her lavish wedding – where she was seen posing for pictures on a balcony in a stunning pink and gold lace Valentino gown, before later changing into a floor-length white evening gown for the night’s festivities at the five-star Hôtel de Paris.
Beatrice, who studied journalism at Columbia University, later wore a stunning blush floor-length by Valentino Haute Couture.
The Borromeo family have close ties with the House of Valentino – with her sisters also opting for Valentino for their weddings. Beatrice’s uncle, Count Matteo Marzotto, is the former president and director of Valentino.
Foreshadowing! Beatrice Borromeo takes to the catwalk presenting a wedding dress by Valentino on the last day of Gaudi fashion show for brides in 2005
Golden girl! Beatrice Borromeo opted for a golden dress as she joined her husband Pierre Casiraghi The 61st Rose Ball in Monte Carlo
Through the ages: Beatrice has shown off her stunning looks for decades. She is pictured left in 2005 aged 20, centre in 2010 aged 25 and right in 2015 aged 30
Since her spectacular wedding, she has continued to show off a chic new look.
At Milan Fashion Week shortly after her wedding, she looked resplendent in a powder blue coat over a white dress, Beatrice certainly blended in with the fash pack at the Emporio Armani fashion show.
She has also been showcasing her sartorial credentials at gala evenings with her husband, charity events and at the weddings of other royals.
Sleek in silver: Beatrice opted for a sparkling number to a surrealist dinner in 2017 in Monte Carlo, she was joined by her husband Pierre (left)
The Borromeo family have close ties with the House of Valentino – with her sisters also opting for Valentino for their weddings. Beatrice’s uncle, Count Matteo Marzotto, is the former president and director of Valentino. She is pictured in 2015 in Milan
Royal glam! Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi stunned at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock in 2011. Prince Albert is Pierre’s uncle
The blonde beauty changed into a stunning white evening dress for the evening celebrations, which was also by Valentino, with a full skirt made with layers of tulle with a cloud design and silver embellishment for the reception.
The floor-length dress featured a dainty racer-front, but the real talking point was the risqué back, held up by two barely-there cross-back straps.
Beatrice scraped her hair back into a bun and sported minimalist jewellery to let the lavish haute couture look do all the talking.
At a reception to honour the late fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld in 2019, Beatrice wore a stunning nude sequined dress, and kept things traditional with her long satin gloves.
Beatrice is a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo – a family that has owned the Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore in northern Italy since the 16th century.