Every time Kate Middleton wears something, the “Kate Effect” ensures it almost immediately sells out — but she’s not the only fashion influencer in the royal family.
From Meghan Markle’s comfy flats to the late Queen Elizabeth’s luxurious handbags, there are plenty of covetable royal style finds we commoners can shop, too.
Whether you favor a retro-influenced, elegant look or a more breezy and casual vibe, you’ll definitely find inspiration in the expansive closets of the monarchy’s finest.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite buys to help you build your ideal royal wardrobe — even if you don’t have a palace-sized budget.
Princess Diana’s infamous black sheep sweater has returned from the 1980s, and we can’t get enough of this whimsical style. Available in green, pink, baby blue or the original “Diana Red,” this 100% lambswool crewneck is an incredibly warm (and wonderful!) addition to any winter wardrobe that’s worth every penny.
Kate Middleton famously wore this fuchsia dress in her first family photo with a newborn Prince George. The comfy and flattering frock can be worn even if you aren’t pregnant — and if pink isn’t your thing, it’s also available in a jewel-toned green or classic navy.
Markle wore this classic denim jacket in her pre-royal life as well as with a white button-up and black pants on the Sussexes’ tour of South Africa in 2019 — proving that sometimes, the perfect jean jacket is all you need to feel royally good. While her Pinter Wash version is no longer available, Madewell’s Medford Wash is nearly identical.
Another one of Princess Diana’s iconic novelty sweaters is now available for royal fans to purchase. With the cheeky slogan “I’m a luxury” on the front and the words “a few can afford” on the back, this 100% lambswool sweater will make a statement wherever you go.
Another fave from celeb-approved brand Seraphine is this sleek black turtleneck dress the Princess of Wales wore when she visited New York in 2014. Its slim fit ensures anyone can sport the style — expecting or not.
Middleton wore this dove gray coat on a 2016 tour of Canada, and while it’s never been seen again, we’re crossing our fingers that she brings this one out of storage one day. With Sentaler’s signature ribbed sleeves and a wrap waist, it’s a super-flattering piece, whether worn open or cinched with a bow.
Markle wore this comfy skirt and a matching cashmere sweater in the label’s Frost shade during 2022’s “Harry & Meghan” documentary. The bias-cut style is also offered in olive green and black.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both fans of this ethical brand’s white trainers, with Middleton having sported the sparkly rose gold-accented Esplar Sneaker ($150) and Markle owning the classic V-10 Sneaker ($150) in the black-and-white colorway.
The Princess of Wales has sported these sturdy boots for outdoor pursuits like visiting a forest school, as well as for more indoorsy activities like shopping in London. With celebs like Emma Watson and David Beckham also stepping out in Blundstones, this pair is definitely a must-buy.
Markle sent women running for these sustainable shoes (made from recycled water bottles!) when she wore them on the Sussexes’ 2018 tour of Australia. The duchess has worn them on several other occasions since, sporting the comfy black flats with everything from dresses to jeans.
The Princess of Wales loves these classic, super-high heels so much that she owns them in a rainbow of different colors, including black, beige, burgundy and this navy suede pair.
This is another style approved by both Markle and Middleton — and European royals like Spain’s Queen Letizia often sport the summery wedges, too. The Duchess of Sussex has worn the Spanish footwear brand’s Carina style in black with ribbon ties, while the Princess of Wales owns a now-discontinued brown shade with a thinner cord at the ankle.
These are the shoes the “Suits” actress wore — along with a pair of controversial ripped jeans — when she made her debut as Prince Harry’s girlfriend at the 2017 Invictus Games. In addition to Markle’s brown shade, the flats are available in everything from solid black and navy to a fun leopard print ($495).
Another Sarah Flint style owned by Markle is the label’s Perfect 100 pump, with the duchess wearing the 4-inch heels for a day of engagements with Queen Elizabeth II back in 2018.
The Princess of Wales has worn her trusty canvas Superga trainers for years, sporting them for everything from her family’s 2022 Christmas card to a sailing race (with a rare pair of shorts!). She loves the style so much, she also owns the shoes in a green shade with gum soles ($75).
The Duchess of Sussex has rocked these black suede heels with sassy cutouts on several occasions, including the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance in 2019, and also owns a powder pink pair.
Markle is such a fan of the style that she also owns a $665 flat version, which she wore to a 2019 Red Sox/Yankees game in London.
Middleton is a big fan of Emmy London’s 4-inch heels, owning the Rebecca style in colors ranging from ivory to blue to this forest green. She’s sported the Greenery color on more than a dozen public occasions over the years, including during her 2022 trip to Boston.
Markle was spotted sporting these celeb-loved sneaks during her pre-royal days, joining the likes of Joe Jonas, Sydney Sweeney and Reese Witherspoon in their love of the classic white kicks.
The Princess of Wales has owned these sturdy brown riding boots with a tassel accent since her university days, first sporting them in 2004 and wearing them dozens of times since for events like a 2018 visit to a forest school.
The shoes made famous by Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City” are also a royal fave, with Middleton sporting the style in a green shade for her first official joint portrait with Prince William in 2022.
This smoking slipper style featuring seven layers of quilted fabric in the footbed was a comfy choice for Markle during her pre-royal days, and she also sported the pair on a forest walk during her 2018 tour of New Zealand and during her 2019 visit to Morocco.
Queen Elizabeth II owned more than 200 Launer purses, according to Town & Country, and the brand carries the prestigious royal warrant for having provided Her Majesty with her signature bags since 1968. Although she carried many different styles from the label, the black Royale model (which is handmade to order and fully customizable) was one of her favorites.
This handbag is a double royal treat: Both Markle and the Duchess of Cornwall own the striking style in forest green. Featuring a sleek shape and tassel trim, this bag can be worn as a crossbody or carried by its handle; royal fans can have the removable strap monogrammed for free, too.
The Princess of Wales loves this luxurious top-handled handbag so much, she owns it in two colors: Deep Shine Black Croc and the brand’s since-discontinued lilac shade. Prince William’s cousin, Zara Tindall, is also a fan, having carried the slightly larger Mayfair Bag ($940) in a shiny brown color.
Another Aspinal style owned by Zara Tindall is this sleek, quilted clutch she carried to Prince Philip’s memorial service in March 2022.
Markle carried this top-handled style — designed by an alumna of King Charles’ The Prince’s Trust organization — for a surprise visit to Belfast in 2018. While the original Bloomsbury Bag has been redesigned since the duchess carried it, it now bears an even sleeker style along with a magnetic closure and removable crossbody strap.
The French fashion house named its quilted 1990s style in honor of Princess Diana’s nickname, Lady Di — and along with famously carrying a navy satin version to the 1996 Met Gala, the royal also owned this classic black version. Markle carried a similar Lady D-Lite style in 2021 and even personalized it with the initials of her title, “DSOS.”
The Princess of Wales has carried this structured navy bag without its included crossbody strap for occasions like a 2022 visit to Northern Ireland, when she twinned with Prince William in an all-blue ensemble.
The Duchess of Sussex and Queen Letizia have more than espadrille wedges in common; they were both spotted carrying the cognac version of Carolina Herrera’s top-handled insignia satchel in spring 2022. Markle toted hers to the Invictus Games.
Royal sisters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie share a love for this classic style from Louis Vuitton, which can also be worn as a crossbody. Eugenie owns the black version, while Beatrice has rocked the bag in a bright blue color.
Markle carried this bottle green bag with a gold chain strap for one of her first-ever appearances as Prince Harry’s fiancée in 2018, making the style a swift sellout. Offered in a whopping 18 shades, there’s sure to be one to match with your favorite outfits.
The Princess of Wales carried a similar Strathberry style to her sister-in-law’s during her Christmas train tour of the UK in 2020, choosing this croc-print black wallet on a gold chain for a visit to Scotland.
When the Princess of Wales finds a handbag she likes, she sticks to it, as this versatile suede clutch proves; the royal owns it in a whopping 11 shades, including this pretty steel gray color.
The Princess of Wales is a big fan of the independent Welsh brand Spells of Love, and one of her frequently worn pieces is this double-strand gold necklace. While the duchess often wears hers layered with other necklaces, it looks just as great on its own — the perfect piece to elevate even your most basic T-shirt.
The Princess of Wales has worn Catherine Zoraida pieces on several occasions, and these 18k gold-plated silver leaf earrings are a fun way to add a touch of the outdoors to your outfit — like Catherine did during a 2020 farm visit in Northern Ireland.
Markle has been spotted wearing this sleek and simple gold bracelet on numerous occasions ranging from Zoom calls to gardening with Los Angeles students. While we aren’t sure if hers has a special engraving, you can add your own personal message for free on this wear-with-everything piece.
Middleton is also a fan of Monica Vinader jewelry, having worn these gold-plated green onyx earrings with everything from floral dresses to culottes.
Looking to add some extra bling to your jewelry wardrobe? The Princess of Wales owns these cushion-cut drop earrings in four different varieties, including the white topaz, citrine and green amethyst (all ($1,680) versions — along with this pretty (and extra-pricey) pink morganite pair.
Markle sported this heart-design ring with cubic zirconia accents while visiting Sussex, England, in the fall of 2018 — and while this tiny ring is the perfect piece for everyday, it’s special enough to wear on nights out, too.
The Princess of Wales and Prince Edward’s wife, the Countess of Wessex, are both fans of this British designer’s luxe bangles, with Kate owning this gold-and-aquamarine style and Sophie sporting the pearl version.
Both real royal Markle and pop royalty Taylor Swift have been spotted in the gold vermeil version of this feminist necklace that benefits Planned Parenthood, with the duchess wearing hers for a 2021 Vax Live video. The pendant is also available without a chain, and if gold’s not your thing, you can grab the style in sterling silver ($180).
Middleton has worn these stunning pearl earrings everywhere from Berlin to Canada to a Wimbledon match. The double-sided design trimmed in Swarovski crystals ensures that they’re seen from every angle.
Cartier’s classic Juste Un Clou collection is a favorite of Meghan Markle’s, and her royal cousin-in-law, Princess Beatrice, owns what appears to be the $7,500 yellow gold model of the bracelet. Hers features an extra-sweet detail on its nailhead: an engraved “E” for her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, per PopSugar.
The Duchess of Sussex has sported this dainty sparkler on a number of occasions, along with the female-founded brand’s all-diamond 1972 Tennis Pinky Ring ($2,800). A portion of profits from the company’s jewelry supports women entrepreneurs.
Middleton wore this chunky chain style to take in a Boston Celtics game in December 2022 — and while the princess paired hers with a vintage Chanel blazer, it would look just as good with your basic white T-shirt.
One of Markle’s favorite pairs of earrings is this sparkling set she’s worn more than 10 times over the years, including to the 2022 Platinum Jubilee. Weighing in at 2.15 total carats, the diamond drops were designed to mimic “the unique silhouettes and intricate shapes of snowflakes.”
These sterling silver earrings, created to resemble “the symmetry of a pangolin’s tail,” were the perfect choice for Middleton to wear to meet famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough in September 2020.
The Princess of Wales rocked these fan-shaped earrings with a casual brown look during her 2019 tour of Pakistan, and later with a green sequined gown for an appearance at the 2021 Royal Variety Performance.
The Princess of Wales shaded her eyes with these tortoiseshell cat-eye sunnies during her Caribbean tour in 2022 and at a Wimbledon match later that summer, while Markle sported a black pair while attending Wimbledon in 2019.
The Princess of Wales has sported these handy fold-up sunglasses more than 15 times over the years — to Wimbledon matches, boat races and even a trip to the Taj Mahal.
Markle was photographed wearing these chic oversized sunglasses while in New York for her baby shower in 2019, and surprisingly, the style is a royal bargain at under $70.
The Duchess of Sussex showed off her continued love of Le Specs when she sported this pair in the Black Tort colorway at a Wimbledon match in 2019.
Princess Eugenie’s favors this quirky under-$100 style from Mr. Boho, having worn an orangey tortoiseshell version of the brand’s popular Jordaan style on numerous occasions. While her exact colorway is no longer available, you can grab the round shades in a darker tortoise hue — or one of 17 other variations.
The Princess of Wales has sported these classic tortoise sunnies since 2018, wearing them to Wimbledon matches, a socially distanced park meeting and with a tropical dress during her 2022 Caribbean tour.
Before she married Prince Harry, Markle was spotted wearing these classic gold aviators while on her way to a yoga class and during a 2015 visit to Malta.