Sunday 24 June 2018

Vogue hails Princess Anne's 'Instagirl' style thanks to these questionable sunglasses

Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Rota/Getty Images)
Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Rota/Getty Images)
Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Rota/Getty Images)
The Princess Royal arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The Princess Royal attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Rota/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

"What a ray of light," concludes British Vogue's piece on Princess Anne and their appreciation for her sunglasses style.

The 67-year-old royal, who is Queen Elizabeth's second eldest child, was one of the guests of honour at the Chelsea Flower Show, alongside her mother and a handful of other senior royals, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

While the British royal family's penchant for colourful displays of fashion are well documented, it was Anne's choice of sunwear - a pair of rather questionable adidas sunglasses - that not only got the Vogue seal of approval, but rivalled her against Instagram's #OOTD influencer culture.

"The frameless aerodynamic sunnies, which boasted mahogany red polarized lenses and are more often worn by UV-conscious athletes than an event-hopping royal, added just the right amount of contrast to the princess’s otherwise very prim look," the piece reads, adding that her style choice "seems a bit unorthodox".

Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Rota/Getty Images)
Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Rota/Getty Images)

But it seems that she is already one season ahead and we'll be seeing more of these next summer when the on-trend tiny sunglasses so beloved by Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner finally move to the bin where they belong.

Online Editors

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