The Royal House of Monaco

Which Monaco princess carries on the style legacy of Grace Kelly? 

Charlotte, Beatrice or Tatiana: we’ll tell you who has the numbers to be crowned fashion queen

Before Meghan, before Kate, and even before Diana, there was one princess that captivated the hearts of the people through her irresistible charm, kindness, and elegance: the unforgettable Grace Kelly. She is remembered and reveered to this day for her impeccable taste and timeless style: no wonder there is a Hermès bag named after her! Even after her passing, the Royal House of Monaco is still very well known and active in fashion. Meet the Monaco princesses of our day-and-age: Tatiana Santo Domingo, Beatrice Borromeo and Charlotte Casiraghi.

Although none of them is as often featured in worldwide media as their Windsor counterparts, they are all highly prominent in both European press and the fashion world. But which of these princesses have what it takes to truly carry on Grace’s style legacy? In honour of Grace Kelly’s 90th birthday, here at Stylight we have compiled the most important fashion facts about the 3 princesses, to establish who has the right to be crowned fashion queen and declared Grace Kelly’s style heiress.

Profiles

Tatiana, Beatrice, Charlotte: who are they?

What these three princesses have in common: they are all members of the Grimaldi family, by marriage or by blood, and they are all elegant representatives of their royal house. What truly sets each one apart is their unique sense of style and personal taste. Here are their profiles.

tatiana

Date of Birth:
11.24.1983

Age:
36

Nationality:
Colombia

How is she royal?
She is the wife of Andrea Casiraghi, 4th in the line of succession to the throne of Monaco.

Style:
Boho-chic, effortless, cool

beatrice

Date of Birth:
08.18.1985

Age:
34

Nationality:
Italy

How is she royal?
She is married to Pierre Casiraghi, 8th in the line of succession to the throne of Monaco, and grandson of Grace Kelly. Even before marriage, she was royal by blood, as a member of the aristocratic Italian family Borromeo.

Style:
Romantic, feminine, sophisticated

charlotte

Date of Birth:
08.03.1986

Age:
33

Nationality:
Principality of Monaco

How is she royal?
She is royal by blood, and 11th in the line of succession to the throne. She is the granddaughter of Grace Kelly, and daughter of Princess Caroline.

Style:
Trendy, stylish, daring

Fashion Impact

Who is the greatest fashion muse? 

The ties of the Monaco royals to the fashion world are quite tight: not a surprise, since living in the public eye requires looking flawless in every public appearance. Even if they are required to follow royal protocol, the princesses never hold back when it comes to expressing their personal style and showcasing the hottest labels and trends. It’s no wonder that many designers have selected them as brand ambassadors or personal muses.

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Beatrice Borromeo

Beatrice was definitely born under a lucky star: she received the title of countess at birth, she married a gorgeous prince and she herself is, quite frankly, stunning. Before embarking into her career as a journalist, she dabbled into modelling, walking the runway for fashion heavy-weights Chanel, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and Ermanno Scervino. She was also the face of Bluemarine for several campaigns.

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Charlotte Casiraghi

You might not clock her every time, but Charlotte has been sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week since a very young age. She’s given us several style moments over the years, from her Jane Birkin inspired haircut, to the stunning Chanel look she wore on the red-carpet in 2016. Charlotte is a prominent member of the fashion community : she’s been the face of some of the biggest names in the business, including Gucci and Saint Laurent, and was an intimate friend of the late Karl Lagerfeld.

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Tatiana Santo Domingo

Her aunt is Lauren Santo Domingo, the co-founder of luxury online retailer Moda Operandi – and Tatiana is nothing less of a fashion entrepreneur herself. In 2011, together with her friend Dana Alikhani, she created the label Muzungu Sisters, a sustainable brand that is not only environmentally friendly, but also ethically sourced. The label has collaborated with brands like Missoni, and has won several awards, including the Fashion For Development Award in 2014 and the Fashion Sustainability and Solitarity Award from Spanish magazine TELVA.

Magazine Covers

Who has appeared on the most fashion magazine covers?

 

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Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte has been featured on at least 14 fashion magazine covers: out of these features, 5 are for Vogue and 2 for Vanity Fair.

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Beatrice Borromeo

Beatrice has been featured on at least 5 fashion magazines: out of these features, one was for Vogue and one on Vanity Fair.

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Tatiana Santo Domingo

In spite of her fashion relevance, Tatiana was never featured on the cover of a fashion magazine.

Instagram

Who is the most “hashtagged” princess? 

Royals are people too: and like everyone, they love a good social media moment, and employ Instagram and Twitter to actively communicate to their subjects. Take Queen Rania of Jordan, aka @queenrania: in 2018, she snatched the title of Influencer of the Year at the Arab Influencer Summit. Or take House of Winsdor: more than 10 million users follow Kate and William’s account @kensigtonroyal, while Harry and Meghan almost broke Instagram when they opened their account @sussexroyal and gained 235k followers in less than an hour. The Casiraghi princesses are a rather private bunch, as they’re not online yet. In lieu of personal Instagram accounts, we decided to look at the stats from their fan accounts instead.

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Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte is what you would call a social media queen. The princess ranks first in number of fan accounts: it’s 6 accounts in total, with an overall number of over 360k followers. Plus, Instagram counts more than 34,000 posts tagged with the hashtag #charlottecasiraghi – and this is just the tags where her name is spelled correctly!

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Beatrice Borromeo

Beatrice has definitely mastered the art of communication: she graduated from Columbia University with a masters in journalism, and her work has been featured on newspapers like Newsweek and the Dailybeast. However, she’s still shy when it comes to social media: she has no official account of her own. She does, however, have 3 fan accounts with a total of 30k followers, and over 7,500 hashtags on her name.

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Tatiana Santo Domingo

Just like the other princesses, Tatiana also has no Insta-account of her own, but does manage one for her fashion label Muzungu Sisters, which has quite a consistent following (79,000). In terms of fan accounts, @tatiana_santo_domingo_love is followed by 1.7k users, while the hashtag #tatianasantodomingo has been used around 2,900 times.

The true style
queen is… Charlotte

 

Out of the bunch, Charlotte is without a doubt the true fashion heiress of Grace Kelly, and not just because she’s her granddaughter. Charlotte is a fashion pro: her modern, fresh takes on classics never fails to steal the show. She gracefully carries on the legacy of her past, but makes it her own: her Saint Laurent wedding look is a clear tribute to her grandmother Grace, and while her Giambattista Valli wedding gown was totally channeling the one wore by her mother Caroline. She’s a brand ambassador for the hottest labels, and is a major source of fashion inspo when it comes to her bold, yet chic style choices. Princess and fashion icon – you’ve got it all, Charlotte. But, we’ve got to say it: after getting to know all three princesses, we can’t help but love them all.

written by:

Clara Del Genio

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