How young European royals are raiding the closets of their VERY stylish family members

Stylish European royals have raided the closets of their previous generations in search of standout pieces.

Princess Isabelle of Denmark, 15, wore a white blazer and jumpsuit previously worn by her mother Princess Mary, 50, as she celebrated her confirmation with her family at Fredensborg Castle yesterday.

She is the latest of the very stylish European royals who have turned to the wardrobes of the older women in their family for vintage pieces.

In January, when she was 18, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway donned a black Lanvin number, which her mother Crown Princess Mette-Marit, 48, first wore in 2004 at the Nobel concert .

Elsewhere, also in January this year, Queen Letizia of Spain, 49, turned heads when she wore a Valentino number which her mother-in-law Queen Sofia of Spain, 83, wore for the first time during a state visit to Germany in 1977.

Here, Femail examines how these thrifty royals struck gold wearing luxury clothes…

Princess Isabella and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Princess Isabella of Denmark, 15 (pictured) wore a white blazer previously worn by her mother in 2017, for her confirmation

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in 2017 wearing the same outfit while visiting Danish jewelry brand Olen Lynggaard in Stockholm

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in 2017 wearing the same outfit while visiting Danish jewelry brand Olen Lynggaard in Stockholm

For her confirmation, Princess Isabelle of Denmark, 15, styled her mother’s blazer and jumpsuit from Italian label Max Mara with nude open-toe sandals and a delicate pearl brooch.

The young royal looked youthful with rosy cheeks, natural makeup and her loose brunette locks curled over her shoulders. She also had her nails done for the occasion – pearly pink acrylic.

When her mother wore the same outfit in 2017 while visiting Danish jewelry brand Olen Lynggaard in Stockholm, she opted for snakeskin stilettos and a larger gold leaf brooch. .

In an elegant way, she pulled her hair up and made her makeup look natural with dark pinkish brown lipstick.

Like her mother, Princess Isabelle wore silver earrings with diamonds and a ring to match her brooch.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway pictured on her 18th birthday in her mother's Lanvin number

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway pictured on her 18th birthday in her mother’s Lanvin number

Crown Princess Mette-Marit pictured at the Nobel concert in 2004 wearing the same black Lanvin dress as her daughter

Crown Princess Mette-Marit pictured at the Nobel concert in 2004 wearing the same black Lanvin dress as her daughter

In January, when she was 18, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway donned a black Lanvin number, which her mother Crown Princess Mette-Marit, 48, first wore in 2004 at the Nobel concert .

The stylish young royal wore her brown locks loose and chose simple yet dazzling gold and diamond earrings. She kept her makeup neutral and styled the dress with an assortment of rings.

More than ten years ago, in 2004, Princess Alexandra’s mother, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, wore the dress for the first time to the Nobel concert in Oslo.

With more bling than her daughter, the Crown Princess wore silver sandals, with a patterned stitch and large, intricately designed silver hoop earrings.

Her blond bob was half curled and she was holding a small black satin noughties bag.

Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia of Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain, wife of King Felipe VI, 49, sported a Valentino number that Queen Sofia, 83, wore during a visit to Germany 44 years ago during a ceremony at the Palace of the Zarzuela in January 2022

Queen Letizia of Spain, wife of King Felipe VI, 49, sported a Valentino number that Queen Sofia, 83, wore during a visit to Germany 44 years ago during a ceremony at the Palace of the Zarzuela in January 2022

Queen Sofia, now 83, pictured wearing the same Valentino outfit in 1977 during her visit to Germany

Queen Sofia, now 83, pictured wearing the same Valentino outfit in 1977 during her visit to Germany

Also in January this year, Queen Letizia of Spain, 49, turned heads when she wore a Valentino number which her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia of Spain, 83, wore for the first time during a state visit to Germany.

The vintage number consists of a large floor-length green skirt and a delicate pink floral blouse. Letizia revisited it with a new pink sash for a diplomatic reception at the Royal Palace, in Madrid.

Letizia stayed true to the aesthetic of Sofia’s outfit and kept her accessories to a minimum.

Sofia, who was 39 when she wore the Valentino number, cinched the top at the waist with a bow and also opted to team the outfit with a sparkling diamond necklace and matching bracelets and earrings.

Princess Beatrice and the Queen

Princess Beatrice, 33, pictured on her wedding day with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.  Beatrice wore a dress she had borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen

Princess Beatrice, 33, pictured on her wedding day with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Beatrice wore a dress she had borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen

Queen Elizabeth pictured wearing the Norman Hartnell dress arriving at the Odeon, Leicester Square for the charity world premiere of the film Lawrence of Arabia, in December 1962

Queen Elizabeth pictured wearing the Norman Hartnell dress arriving at the Odeon, Leicester Square for the charity world premiere of the film Lawrence of Arabia, in December 1962

Princess Beatrice admitted it was an “honour” to wear the Queen’s dress on her wedding day in July 2020.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 34, married property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret on July 17, 2020 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor.

For her big day, she borrowed her grandmother’s Norman Hartnell dress.

Her Majesty, 96, wore the stunning vintage dress to a state dinner for the Italian Prime Minister in Rome in 1961 and to the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia at the Odeon in Leicester Square in London in 1962.

Small adjustments were made to the dress by the monarch’s hairstylist Angela Kelly and designer Stewart Parvin for Beatrice’s wedding day, including the addition of cap sleeves embroidered with vintage rhinestones.

The Queen also lent Beatrice the Queen Mary Fringe tiara she wore when she married Prince Philip in 1947.

Crown Princess Victoria and Queen Silvia of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden pictured in 2018 wearing her mother's vintage Nina Ricci ball gown at the Nobel Prize ceremony

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden pictured in 2018 wearing her mother’s vintage Nina Ricci ball gown at the Nobel Prize ceremony

Queen Silvia of Sweden photographed in 1995 at the Nobel Prize award ceremony.  She paired the pageant dress with a dramatic tiara and ceremonial sash

Queen Silvia of Sweden photographed in 1995 at the Nobel Prize award ceremony. She paired the pageant dress with a dramatic tiara and ceremonial sash

And it’s not just the past few years that the royals have worn luxury clothes, with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden looking ahead of the curve when the 44-year-old wore a vintage Nina Ricci ball gown at the price. Nobel. Ceremony on December 10, 2018.

The dress was first worn by Victoria’s mother, Queen Silvia of Sweden, at the Nobel Prize ceremony in 1995.

The dress features a ruched candy pink and green bodice with a loose gray skirt in the same satin effect material. An oversized pink bow at the back of the dress adds drama to the piece.

Victoria, who attended the ceremony with members of the royal family, paired the show with a spectacular tiara and ceremonial sash.

Queen Silvia, 78, looked equally radiant when she wore the dress, wearing it with the same ceremonial sash and her own sparkly tiara.

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