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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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The royals have been known to stay loyal to a signature look—bright colors for the Queen, hats for Princess Beatrice, Givenchy for Meghan Markle, and so on. This goes for royal hairstyles as well. See how royal hairstyles have evolved over the years—from loose curls in the 1920s to Kate Middleton's iconic blowout.

1914


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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


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The Queen Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.

1940


Queen Elizabeth in 1940.

1940


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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


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

1955


A classic Old Hollywood wave on Grace Kelly in 1955.

1955


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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


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Queen Elizabeth decked out in jewels in 1965.

1967


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

1967


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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


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Princess Anne in 1973.

1981


Princess Diana's iconic shaggy haircut in 1981.

1983


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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


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A shorter haircut on Princess Diana in 1991.

1995


Slicked-back hair on Princess Diana in 1995.

1995


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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


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

2004


Queen Rania's low and loose braid in 2004.

2010


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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


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

2013


Twisted curls on Middleton in 2013.

2014


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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


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Queen Elizabeth's signature hairstyle in 2015.

2015


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

2016


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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


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Queen Letizia of Spain in 2017.

2017


Queen Letizia of Spain in 2017.

2017


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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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