With all the hype surrounding the Royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton this week, we thought it would be interesting to throw some light on the sunglasses the Royal family favour.
On the whole the young royals are a fairly sporty and active lot, especially Zara Phillips who represents Great Britain in showjumping and is of course engaged to England rugby player, Mike Tindall. Both Princes are keen footballers, skiers and fine polo players and Kate Middleton is well known for her love of sport, whilst Princess Beatrice became the first member of the royal family to run the London marathon last year.
Naturally active types gravitate towards sunglasses designed for optimum sports performance, so it’s no surprise that the Royals are often seen wearing Oakley sunglasses. Prince Harry is frequently photographed with a pair of Oakley sunglasses either on his face or perched on his cap and Prince William has been snapped skiing in Cloisters with Kate Middleton, wearing Oakley Straight Jacket sunglasses.
The blue-blooded girls tend to mix and match, favouring oversized sporty wrap around shades for casual and then large glamorous sunglasses for best. Zara Phillips is particularly fond of wrap around sunglasses and Oakley do a similar style to the ones Zara wears, called ‘Miss Conduct’ in their Active range. Kate Middleton is a fan of black oversized shades, any of which can be found amongst the designer ranges on Shade Station. Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana both design great sunglasses that Kate would love…. Rumour has it that Miss Middleton may be opting for an Alexander McQueen wedding dress for her big day, so fans of the Princess-to-be, may like to check out the Alexander McQueen sunglasses range too!
Prince Andrews daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie are also conscientious style setters, both preferring classic, but oh so stylish Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses.
With the Met Office forecasting rain in London this Friday, it’s doubtful we’ll see any Royals wearing sunglasses… however we’ll be equally happy checking out the fabulous outfits on display and Kate’s amazing wedding dress!
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