In many ways, the world’s royal families were the very first generation of influencers, historically setting trends in everything from fashion to lifestyle and etiquette. Modern day royals are no different. Not only are fans around the world obsessed with news of official royal engagements and baby announcements , but with their deliberately curated style choices, too. Meghan Markle’s best and worst fashion looks So whether you’re Team Queen Elizabeth, appreciating exclusive, distinguished fashion ; Team Kate Middleton, preferring to channel the style of a modern duchess ; or Team Meghan Markle, deploying sartorial choices to convey a message to the world, we’ve got your royal style inspirations covered for the month. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex At the recent Vax Live online event – her first public appearance since her bombshell Oprah interview – Meghan wore a US$1,690 floral red silk dress from American designer Carolina Herrera and a gold Cartier Tank watch, a model also beloved by Diana . She also wore a gold “Love” bracelet by the French jeweller. Her message of female empowerment in the video appearance was clearly evident in her accessory choices too, which also included a Woman Power Goddess Charm necklace by Awe Inspired. 10 ‘commoners’ who wed royals Queen Elizabeth Meanwhile, on May 11, Queen Elizabeth attended her first official state engagement since the death of her husband Prince Philip when she attended the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster. Accompanied by her son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the monarch re-wore a yellow floral number by royal dresser Angela Kelly, the same dress she donned for Prince Philip’s 99th birthday portrait. Pairing the nostalgic dress with a matching hat adorned with yellow flowers and a lilac coat, the queen accessorised the ensemble with a pair of turquoise Boucheron brooches. How Kate Middleton and Prince William paid tribute to Diana, and other stylish looks from international royalty Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge In early May, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton paid a surprise visit to the National Portrait Gallery and Royal London Hospital to see how art is used to help staff and patients – and showed off some seriously covetable contemporary British fashion designers. She stepped out in a vibrant red coat dress by Eponine London, and paired it with a London-designed, Spain-made handbag from DeMellier, adding a touch of English bling with diamond carriage earrings by British jewellers Mappin & Webb. The senior royal balanced the colour palette with a pair of brown Celia pumps by Ralph Lauren. British royals with normal jobs: from Princess Beatrice the sales assistant to Princess Eugenie’s art gallery gig Queen Maxima of Holland For Queen Maxima’s 50th birthday celebrations at the Royal Theatre Carré in The Hague, the queen of the Netherlands opted for a delicate gown by Dutch couture designer Iris van Herpen, which she paired with dazzling emerald jewellery. The Dutch queen perfected the look with a butterfly jewelled brooch in her hair – a family heirloom that’s known to be one of her favourite pieces. She’s been spotted wearing it at several past engagements, including her 2014 trip to Japan. Did you know Prince Philip was related to royals in Greece, Denmark and Russia? Her daughters also dressed up for the occasion, with Princess Ariane looking great in a pink sequinned maxi dress from British label Needle & Thread. Her sister Princess Catharina-Amalia went for the same brand, adding Christian Louboutin pumps and a clutch from sustainable Italian brand Marina Raphael. Princess Alexia opted for a ruffled blue dress from Parisian brand Maje. Queen Letizia of Spain While accompanying her husband, Spanish King Felipe VI, at a meeting with Spanish poet Francisco Brines, Queen Letizia once again showed off her sartorial savvy by sticking to affordable fashion but making it look a million dollars. Her bright orange asymmetrical top and side vent pants are both from Spanish label Zara, while the nude pumps come from Carolina Herrera. 5 reasons why Princess Eugenie of York, Queen Elizabeth’s favourite granddaughter, is different than other British royals Queen Margrethe of Denmark We loved this refreshing look from Danish Queen Margrethe, who’s best known for her occasionally eccentric fashion choices and her extensive hat and jewellery collections. Putting in an appearance for the launch of the commemorative “October 1943” sculpture in Fredensborg, the queen looked jubilant donning a turquoise hat and a minimalist coat. She made the look more regal with a pair of leather gloves and a ruby brooch, an accessory she often favours for public appearances. Meghan Markle’s beauty evolution – from before Hollywood to Suits and the Oprah interview Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark View this post on Instagram A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰 (@detdanskekongehus) During a moving opening speech for the virtual 2021 Womenomics Nordic Business Conference, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, went with a soft and charming floral Prada blouse, pairing it with earrings from Danish fine jewellery label Dulong. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .