Royal Children’s Back to School Fashion-Part Two

Today is the Sunday of tax free weekend where I live in Tennessee. Every year this is when hoards of people flock to the mall to buy back to school clothes, so I thought this would be a good time to take a look back at how royal kids from around the world dress on their first day at school. In part one, I talked about the royal children of Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands. Now I will take a look at some other royal kids starting with the Swedish royal family.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel brought their pretty little girl, Princess Estelle, to her first day of preschool last year. Here’s the picture:

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Princess Estelle always looks so happy in all of the pictures I see of her and her parents obviously adore her. I think she is probably one of the most confident and happy royal children. I love seeing pictures of her.

As a side note, do you guys see how similar Princess Victoria’s blazer is to the beloved blazer by Zara the Duchess of Cambridge loves to wear? Take a look:

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They’re both dark blue blazers with large gold buttons. They have a nautical/military look to them and both royal women paired their blazers with jeans and wore their hair pulled back. It must be a popular royal look. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not sure if Victoria’s blazer is Zara as well, but Kate’s definitely is so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was. Kate really loves Zara and has worn the brand many times before and after her marriage. Here is a similar Zara blazer. It is not the same one Kate wears because it sold out (anything Kate wears sells out within 24 hours!). But it has the same structure, navy blue color, and large gold buttons on the backs of the sleeves. Moms deserve to treat themselves to a nice outfit to bring their kids to their first day of school, too. Right ladies? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The royal family of Japan (like the Spanish royals) send their children to private schools where they have to wear uniforms. Here are some pictures of Japanese royal children on their first day of school.I can’t believe how grown up Princess Aiko is. And I feel like Prince Hisahito was born just yesterday!
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Not every royal family has a tradition of taking pictures of their kids’ first day of school but the British royal family has some great pictures of these events. Most of the current generation of royal children are too young to be in school (like the Cambridge’s kids and Zara Tindall’s children) but here is a look back on British royals and their first day from the previous generation.
This is a sweet picture of Prince William on his first day of nursery school. He reminds me so much of Prince George! I imagine this is what George will look like on his first day in a year or two.
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I cannot get over how adorable Harry is in this picture from 1989. He always had such a mischievous personality. I bet he kept Diana on her toes. Love the way Diana is looking at her boys. She seems so proud.
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Here is a picture of Princess Eugenie with her mom and dad, the Duke and Duchess of York. I never realized how much Eugenie looks like her dad but boy she does take after him.
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And then there is this picture of Prince William on his first day at St. Andrews University in 2001. I had such a crush on him during this time, you guys. I was 11 years old. ๐Ÿ™‚ William’s casual style really hasn’t changed all that much since this picture was taken. This is pretty much the way he dresses when he is not participating in royal events or official functions. He’s a laid back guy.
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And it looks like Ralph Lauren is still making this same style of pullover to this very day, too:

 

UPDATE! January 6th, 2016

Today is the day that little Prince George of Cambridge began his school career at a small Montessori school near the Duke and Duchess’s home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Instead of inviting photographers to watch George enter the preschool, William and Kate opted to share two pictures of George’s first day via social media. Here they are!

Prince George first day 1

George is pictured standing in front of a large mural that is painted on the side of the tiny school. There are only about 30 students who attend in total.

Prince George first day 2

I think he looks like a mix of both William and Kate. Adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope that you enjoyed these posts as a look back on how royal kids dress on their first day of school. If you have kids or are getting ready to go back to school yourself, good luck and have fun!
Cheers,
The Frugal Lady

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Royal Children’s Back to School Fashion-Part One

Have you ever wondered how royal children from around the world dress for the first day of school? Right about now stores will be full of busy parents and kids shopping for back to school clothes. In honor of the hustle and bustle of the new school year, I wanted to write a post that showed off royal back to school fashion from various European royal houses. Enjoy!

Firstly, let’s look at this sweet picture of Princess Leonor giving her daddy a kiss on her first day of school in 2008. Her mom and dad are King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, so that means that this cute little girl is going to grow up to be the queen of Spain.

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She may be a little princess, but Leonor is just like any other little girl on her first day of school. Take a look at her bright pink backpack. I imagine that she probably picked it out herself.

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Like many royal children, the royal princesses of Spain have to wear uniforms to school so the only way they can express their style is through their backpacks. One year later, Leonor’s little sister, Princess Sofia, chose a bright blue Hello Kitty rolling backpack/mini suitcase. Sofia’s a girl after my own heart. I always loved Hello Kitty when I was little. Too cute!

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I know they are for kids but I am tempted to get one for myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ This one has a matching lunchbox!


Then, we have the Belgian royal children. And there are quite a few of them to talk about. Here is a picture of Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Elisabeth (left to right) on their first day of school in 2008:

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I like how they coordinated the kids’ outfits to match one each other. Here is the family on another first day of school in 2011, this time Princess Eleonore joined them as well:

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I have a feeling that Princess Elisabeth is going to grow up to be a very fashionable princess. As the years go by she seems to be taking more interest in her clothing. She has inherited her mom’s love of bright colors like pink, orange, and mint green. She is 13 years old now, and by the time she is 16 I think she will really blossom. Take a look at her first day of school in 2013:

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After searching for a while I found the same shoes she is wearing in the picture, they are Kenneth Cole Reaction and can be found here:

And here is a picture of her from her first day of school last year. I really think this outfit is such a sweet and age appropriate way for a 12 year old to dress. I especially love the scarf. I wish all 12 year old girls dressed like this:

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I am not sure who designed Princess Elisabeth’s scarf, but there is a cool company called Krisp (based in London, England) that makes pretty accessories for girls and women. They have scarves in bright colors in a style that is similar to what Elisabeth wears. This scarf that I am sharing a link for is my favorite. I really like the tie dye look it has plus the tassels, and the pastel colors remind me of Elisabeth’s scarf:

Then, we have the Norwegian royal children. Princess Ingrid Alexandra in 2010:

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And with her brother, Prince Sverre Magnus, on his first day of school in 2011:

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As you can see Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway tends to favor a minimalist style of dress and neutral colors. I think that she also prefers to dress her children in this way. Out of all of the royal brides, she had the most simple and understated wedding gown with no lace, beads, or embellishments. So Mette-Marit has decided to dress her children simply as well in keeping with her taste. It looks to me like she probably dresses her kids in something similar to Gap Kids. Take a look at some of these ideas as an example:

And maybe Tommy Hilfiger for kids too:

I think that Mette-Marit probably likes Nautica as well:

Next we have the Danish royal family. Here is Prince Christian on his first day of nursery school in 2007:

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He is so adorable and looks so little in this picture. You can also see that Princess Mary is pregnant with Christian’s little sister. I think his shoes are very cute. They look like leather Oxfords. Here is a pair similar to what Christian wore. Again, these are Kenneth Cole Reaction, just like Princess Elisabeth of Belgium:

Here is a more recent picture of Christian from his first day of school in 2011:

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And here is a picture of his little sister, Princess Isabella, on her first day in 2013:

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Christian and Isabella have younger siblings as well, the twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine seen here in a photocall this year on July 25:

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Judging from Princess Isabella’s mischievous face in the picture above it looks to me like Princess Mary and Prince Frederick have their hands full. ๐Ÿ™‚

All little princesses should have cute Mary Janes like these, also by Kenneth Cole Reaction:

And a pretty dress like the one Princess Josephine is wearing to go with it, This dress is by Nautica:

And prince Vincent looks adorable in his plaid shirt kind of like this one from Gap kids:

Finally, I would like to end this post with some pictures of the Dutch royal family. Take a look at Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander’s adorable kids in 2009. I love Princess Alexia’s denim dress:

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I like this denim dress with white embroidery on the bottom by Bonnie Jean:

And here they are again in 2011. It is so sweet how the girls hold hands. And their bow head bands are adorable, too:

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I don’t have kids myself yet. But if I ever have a girl I am going to get her a million bows, one for every outfit. Kind of like these whimsical interchangeable headbands. They look like fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading my blog post everyone! Please follow my blog if you enjoyed it. There are more royal kids from different countries that I will talk about in the next part of this series and I will publish part 2 soon.

Update! Find Part 2 Here:

https://myfrugallady.com/2015/08/09/royal-childrens-back-to-school-fashion-part-two/

Cheers!
The Frugal Lady