The fashion hack the British royal women learned from the Queen

The fashion hack the British royal women learned from the Queen

The members of the British royal family have to follow a particular dress code at all times. Their dressing has to be modest and formal in most of the cases.

The British royal family is one of the most glamorous families in the world. Although the days of the Raj are over, people can still not get over with their charm and charisma. In public, the royals appear to be one of the best-dressed people in the world and follow a strict set of etiquettes required for them to be followed at all times. While young girls love putting on bright nail paints and lipsticks, Princess charlotte might never get the chance to dress up the way she likes. Queen Elizabeth is the head of the family and the monarch follows these rules even more strictly. In fact, she is the one who defines these rules.

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Less than two weeks to go until #RoyalVisitPakistan! صرف دو ہفتوں میں Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined His Highness The Aga Khan for a special event at the Aga Khan Centre, ahead of their official visit to Pakistan later this month. آج دی ڈیوک اور ڈچز آف کیمبرج نے اس ماہ میں پاکستان کے سرکاری دورے سے قبل ہز ہائنیس دی آغا خان کے ہمراہ آغا خان سینٹر میں منعقدہ ایک خصوصی تقریب میں شرکت کی۔ Organised in co-operation with the High Commission of Pakistan, today’s event showcased modern Pakistani culture, and saw The Duke and Duchess meet a range of people from Pakistan, including community leaders, those involved in British and Pakistani business, and key figures within the Diaspora community, including musicians, chefs and artists. پاکستان کے ہائی کمیشن کے تعاون سے منعقدہ، آج کی تقریب جدید پاکستانی ثقافت کی عکاس تھی جس کے دوران دی ڈیوک اور ڈچز آف کیمبرج ، پاکستانی کمیونٹی کے قائدین ، برطانیہ اور پاکستان کے درمیان کاروبار سے متعلق افراد اور پاکستانی نژاد موسیقاروں، فنکاروں اور شیف سے ملاقاتیں کرتے ہوئے نظر آئے ۔ The Aga Khan Development Network (@AKDN) has been working in Pakistan for over a century to improve the quality of life, promote pluralism, and enhance civil society. آغا خان ڈیویلپمنٹ نیٹ ورک ایک صدی سے زائد عرصے سے پاکستان میں معیارِ زندگی میں بہتری، اجتماعیت کے فروغ اور سول سوسائٹی کی ترویج کے لیے مصروفِ عمل ہے۔ kensington Palace

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One of the royal dressing rules is to observe modesty at all occasions. Hence, the royals are never spotted wearing shorts or low neck dresses. Princess Diana was an exception but then she was a rebel who did not even stay in the royal family of long. The hemline of the skirt does not have to be shorter than three to four inches from their knees at times. Though the more conservative royals opt for not showing their knees at all, the rest prefer following the rule. To avoid any wardrobe malfunction, their hemlines are kept heavy so that the dress does not take an awkward shape in case of extreme wind. The royal dressers always keep this special consideration in their minds when designing their dresses.

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On International Youth Day find out about some of the Queen’s Young Leaders are #transformingeducation within their communities, to make it more inclusive and accessible for all! 2015 @queensyoungleaders winners Deo (Uganda) and Edmund Page (UK) have joined forces to provide learning support to children with cerebral palsy in Uganda. 2016 @QueensyoungLeaders Diedra founded a scholarship programme for high school students in Belize and Calvin delivers education and career development workshops in Malaysia, supporting young people to plan for the future! In 2017 Nonduduzo (Kingdom of eSwatini) received an Award for work to help girls living in rural communities to continue their education and Theresa (Papau New Guinea) founded UniMums to support and mentor young mothers studying at University. 2018 winners Deane and Aditiya (India) work together to inform and empower young girls & women about menstrual hygiene and maternal health. The Queen’s Young Leaders programme was launched in 2014 with the first winners visiting Buckingham Palace in 2015 to receive their award from The Queen, supported by The Duke of Cambridge, and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Since then hundreds of young people from around the Commonwealth have been awarded for the work they do in their communities. Inspired by the work of the #QueensYoungLeaders Programme, the @queens_commonwealth_trust is working to help young change makers, including #QueensYoungLeaders, realise their hopes & dreams for the future.

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Although modern royals do not observe it anymore, gloves are also meant to be worn most of the time to avoid touching the people during a handshake. The royal women are not allowed to wear  dresses that show cleavage. Princess Diana was an exception in this case too. However, she made sure that she always had a clutch in place when she would get out of the car to avoid any awkward poses clicked by the camera. The ladies are expected to wear pantyhose at all times. Sometimes these are so sheer that you cannot tell if they are wearing it.

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By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out