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Royal Hairstyles Through the Years

A timeline of our favorite royals and their iconic hairstyles through the years.
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Ahead, see how royal hairstyles have evolved over the years—from loose curls in the 1920s to Kate Middleton's iconic blowout.

1914


The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

1920


The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

1923


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The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

1935


The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

1937


The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

1940


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Queen Elizabeth in 1940.

1940


Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.

1950


The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. in 1950.

1954


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Queen Elizabeth in 1954.

1955


Grace Kelly, the Princess of Monaco, in 1955.

1955


Grace Kelly's soft curls and metallic headband in 1955.

1955


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A classic Old Hollywood wave on Grace Kelly in 1955.

1955


Queen Elizabeth in 1955.

1956


Grace Kelly in 1956.

1956


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Princess Margaret in 1956.

1964


Princess Anne Marie of Greece in 1964.

1965


Queen Elizabeth decked out in jewels in 1965.

1967


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The Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, wearing classic mod beauty in 1967.

1967


A blue bow headband on Princess Margaret in 1967.

1969


A '60s wrapped bouffant on Princess Margaret in 1969.

1970


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Queen Elizabeth in 1970.

1971


Princess Anne's voluminous hair in 1971.

1973


Princess Anne in 1973.

1981


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Princess Diana's iconic shaggy haircut in 1981.

1983


Princess Diana in 1983.

1987


Longer, layered hair on Princess Diana in 1987.

1988


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Princess Diana in 1988.

1989


Princess Diana in an ornate tiara from the crown jewels in 1989.

1991


A shorter haircut on Princess Diana in 1991.

1995


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Slicked-back hair on Princess Diana in 1995.

1995


Side-swept bangs on Princess Diana in 1995.

1996


Queen Anne Marie in 1996.

1999


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Queen Rania of Jordan in 1999.

2000


Queen Elizabeth in 2000.

2002


Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco's statement red curls in 2002.

2004


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Queen Rania's low and loose braid in 2004.

2010


The start of the Kate Middleton bouncy blowout obsession in 2010.

2011


The Duchess of Cambridge chose a half-up style for her wedding in 2011.

2012


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A looped and coiled updo on Kate Middleton in 2012.

2012


Pearl pins dressed-up The Duchess of Cambridge's twisted chignon in 2012.

2012


Half-up curls are one of Middleton's signature styles, seen here in 2012.

2013


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Twisted curls on Middleton in 2013.

2014


Princess Sofia of Sweden in 2014.

2015


Even royals can wear ponytails, as seen on The Duchess of Cambridge in 2015.

2015


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A sleek low bun for Princess Sofia's wedding in 2015.

2015


Subtle golden highlights on Princess Sofia in 2015.

2015


Queen Elizabeth's signature hairstyle in 2015.

2015


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A hat is no excuse for a boring hairstyle; The Duchess of Cambridge styles hers with a coiled side-bun in 2015.

2016


The Princess of Thailand, Sirivannavari Nariratana, wearing a sleek looped braid in 2016.

2016


Queen Rania's shiny waves in 2016.

2017


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The Duchess of Cambridge continues her reign as the queen of bouncy blowouts in 2017.

2017


Princess Victoria in 2017.

2017


Queen Letizia of Spain in 2017.

2017


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Queen Letizia of Spain in 2017.

2017


Queen Letizia of Spain in 2017.

2017


Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in 2017.

2017


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The Duchess of Cambridge showed off a shorter style in the summer of 2017.

From: Harper's BAZAAR

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