Tatler names Beatrice Borromeo of Monaco Britain’s most elegant royal
Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Queen Letizia of Spain and Maxima of the Netherlands are all universally regarded as style icons – but none of them wins the most stylish crown – according to Tatler.
The company’s bible named Beatrice Borromeo of Monaco as the most elegant European royal, praising her “fondness 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 filmmaker, before marrying Pierre Casiraghi, 33, son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and grandson of Grace Kelly.
On her wedding day in 2015, she wore four haute couture dresses , two by Valentino for his civil service in Monaco and two by Armani Privé for the religious service at Lake Maggiore.
Six years later and now a mother of two, Beatrice still impresses wherever she goes, with Tatler saying that she “cuts a sleek figure wherever she goes – whether it’s a red carpet, a royal appearance or just a yacht -” hopping – with her equally chic sister-in-law Charlotte Casiraghi, the perfect fashion partner.
Tatler named Beatrice Borromeo of Monaco as the most elegant European royal, praising her “fondness for Valentino, Armani Prive and Chanel”. She is pictured on her wedding day in 2015
Left: Béatrice wore a black and pink velvet dress by Valentino for the Venice Film Festival in 2017. Right: Béatrice Borromeo front row at the Byblos show at Milan Fashion Week 2018
Keeping it style all weekend: The morning after her wedding in 2015, Beatrice was pictured wearing a short yellow sundress with metallic gladiator sandals
Black and gold: Countess Béatrice is represented in gold at the famous Monte-Carlo Rose Ball in 2010, five years before her marriage to Pierre Casiraghi (left)
Beatrice first caught the attention of the fashion world when she got married in what Vogue has dubbed “the chicest wedding of the summer.”
The magazine called Beatrice a “Monegasque royal to watch”, describing her wedding dresses as “a love letter to the greats of Italian fashion”
This year she became a Dior ambassador, opting for a navy blue jumpsuit to virtually attend their 2021 show.
Since then, Beatrice, who shares her son Stefano, four, and Francesco, three, has been photographed in Dior pieces, styling them perfectly.
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo The 60th Bal de la Rose, Monte Carlo in 2014. Beatrice first caught the attention of the fashion world when she got married in what Vogue has dubbed the “most popular wedding. summer chic “.
Before the wedding: Beatrice wore a ra pink silk dress with wraparound sequin details to Marie-Antoinette’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006
Beatrice first caught the fashion world’s attention when she tied the knot in what Vogue dubbed ‘the chicest wedding of summer’ in 2015 (pictured)
But she first made headlines around the world at her lavish wedding – where she was seen posing for photos on a balcony in a stunning pink and gold lace Valentino dress, before later turning into a Long white evening dress for the night time festivities at the five star Hotel de Paris.
Beatrice, who studied journalism at Columbia University, later wore a gorgeous floor blush from Valentino Haute Couture.
The Borromeo family has a close bond with the Valentino house – his 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 walks the runway presenting a Valentino wedding dress on the last day of the Gaudi brides show in 2005
Golden girl! Beatrice Borromeo opted for a gold dress as she joined her husband Pierre Casiraghi The 61st Rose Ball in Monte Carlo
Since her spectacular wedding, she has not stopped showing a chic new look.
At Milan Fashion Week shortly after her wedding she looked resplendent in a powder blue coat over a white gown, Beatrice certainly dabbled in the Emporio Armani runway fashion pack.
She also showcased her sartorial credentials at gala nights with her husband, charity events and at weddings of other members of the royal family.
Sleek in silver: Beatrice went for a sparkling number at a surreal dinner in 2017 in Monte Carlo, she was joined by her husband Pierre (left)
The Borromeo family has a close bond with the Valentino house – his 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! Béatrice 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 morphed into a stunning white gown for the evening celebrations, which was also by Valentino, complete with a full skirt made of layers of tulle with a cloud pattern and silver embellishments for the reception.
The floor-length maxi dress featured a delicate racing front, but the real talking point was the risky back, supported by two barely present crossed straps.
Beatrice pulled her hair back into a bun and sported minimalist jewelry to let the sumptuous haute couture look speak for itself.
At a reception honoring fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld in 2019, Beatrice wore a stunning nude sequin 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 on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy since the 16th century.