How the royals have mastered combat chic

Reporting for duty! As Princess Leonor of Spain gears up for 3 years in the military, how other female royals have rocked combat chic

  • Around Europe, glamourous royal ladies have rocked military uniforms 
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While some might assume that being royal is just about looking picture-perfect, these ladies have effortlessly swapped gowns and tiaras for military attire. 

From the Princess of Wales, 41, to Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, the glamourous ladies of Europe’s royal families have rocked their countries’ military uniforms while on the field with their servicemen.

And Princess Leonor of Spain, 17, is set to follow into her father’s footstep and attend military college from September.

Meanwhile, Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, 21, looks perfectly placed in the uniform since starting her military training at the Belgium Royal Military Academy in 2021. 

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, meanwhile, can often be seen in camo head-to-toe when she is out observing the work of the Swedish troupes and taking part in their manoeuvers. 

In Norway, Princess Ingrid Alexandra has been practicing her parachuting skills as part of her military training. 

And Queen Máxima of The Netherlands and the Duchess of Edinburgh in the UK have perfect the art of looking good in camo, thanks to their many engagements with the military. 

As Princess Leonor of Spain prepares for three years of military training from September, she isn’t the only royal who will rock combat chic. Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra practices parachuting as she visits the military base Rena Leir, in Rena in 2021

The Princess of Wales rocking the camo look in the snow while meeting the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in Salisbury in March 

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands made the military jumpsuit work for her during a visit to the Defence Fire Bucket Operation at the Gilze-Rije military base last week 

Belgian Crown Princess Elisabeth during her military initiation training at Elsenborn, a Belgian army camp in Butgenbach, in September 2020 

The Duchess of Edinburgh looking in her element in a camo jacket during a visit to Gibraltar Barracks in Camberley in February 

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden donning camouflage makeup during her 3-week basic military training at the Swedish Armed Forces’ International Centre in 2003

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark during her Home Guard Country practice in Fredericia, in 2016

Princess Ingrid Alexandra during a visit to the Norwegian Navy’s main and logistics base in Northern Norway

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