Royal Shopping

When I see pictures of Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses, 
it strikes me that they are always impeccably dressed.

Once, I read an article in Royalty Magazine about 
Queen Máxima of The Netherlands. 
She mixed expensive clothing with cheaper things. 

Besides, did you know where she likes to shop? 
Well, two of her favorite shopping cities are
Brussels and Antwerp (in Belgium). 

Well, I totally agree with Queen Máxima. 
If you don't find your choice there, you won't find it anywhere :-) .
But I like to shop everywhere (Paris, Nice, Berlin, London ...)

So, please enjoy these page: Royal Fashion and Shopping.
and if you have suggestions, please let me know.


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Graciela Naum

Queen Máxima is born in Argentina. When she was younger, 
she used to buy clothes designed by Graciela Naum. 
When Queen Máxima is in Buenos Aires, she always stops by 
Graciela Naum.

Gabriela Fiori

Queen Máxima is spotted with a bag from this Argentinian Brand.



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Vienna - Wien Austria

Vienna Wien Austria Travel
Vienna Wien Austria

Vienna Wien Austria Travel
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A.E Köchert

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A.E. Köchert is an Austrian Jewelry who is located in 
Vienna. The famous jeweler was founded in 1814 by
Jakob Heinrich Köchert. 

It's famous work are the diamond stars of 
Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria.

Other Royal Clients:

* Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, wife of
of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and a son of
Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II.

* Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, wife of Archduke
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (the son of 
Emperor Franz Joseph and Sisi).

* Princess Lilian of Belgium, second wife of
King Leopold III of Belgium. 

and many more


Bakalowits is a producer of crystal chandeliers based in Vienna,

It was founded by Elias Bakalowits in 1845. His grandson, Ludwig,
became royal warrant holder of the imperial court in Vienna. 

Bakalowits is in business for more than 165 years.

More information check their site on this link


Demel is a very famous pastry shop and chocolaterie based in Vienna. 


Swarovski is located in Wattens Austria. 
They produce a large range of Luxuary goods.

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Zell Am See Austria

Shop of Swarovski in Zell am See - Austria

Royal Clients:

Princess Charlène of Monaco wore a jacket with 
Swarovski ornaments


Hardy Brothers

Hardy Brothers was founded in 1853 by jeweler John Hardy.
John Hardy was an Englishman, newly arrived in Sydney.

In 1929, Hardy Brothers was appointed jewelers by 
Royal Warrant to His Majesty King George V.   


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Purveyor of the royal court of Belgium

Ambiorix (Shoes for men)

Ambiorix Shoes Store in Brussels 

I made a blogpost about the company, check this link

Axel Vervoordt

I made a blogpost about him, check this link

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is based and headquartered at Brussels Airport in

A special Airplane from Brussels Airlines - Tomorrowland 

It was founded on 7 November 2006 and commenced it operations
on 25 March 2007.

Brussels Airlines also is a Purveyor to the Court in Belgium.

Daniel Ost

Daniel Ost Sint-Niklaas Belgium

Daniel Ost is born in 1955, in my hometown, Sint-Niklaas.
There he has a shop.

He is a famous florist and is more famous in 
Japan than anywhere in the world.

The Belgian Royals also ordered his flowers.
At the wedding of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, 
he made the flower decorations
in the Sint-Gudula Cathedral in Brussels.

More about this Royal Artist on this link

Daniel Ost Sint-Niklaas Belgium

Biscuits Delacre

Delacre Royal Cookie Box 2015 - 5 years Philippe, King of Belgium

I made a blogpost about this special cookie box,
check this link


Delvaux shop in Louvain

Delvaux is a leather luxury good House founded in 1829
by Charles Delvaux in Brussels. Delvaux is a standing
Royal Warrant Holder. King Leopold II of Belgium already
was client. link

Edouard Vermeulen - Natan

Edouard Vermeulen Natan Brussels Louisa Avenue Belgium
Natan Brussels Belgium

On this link you also can read a blog post I made
about this famous fashion house. 

Fabienne Delvigne (hats)

Dries Van Noten

Diane Von Fürstenberg

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Source picture: wikipedia
Author picture: Ed Kavishe

Jules Destrooper

King Philippe of Belgium and his wife Queen Mathilde likes 
sweet things. Jules Destrooper, is Royal Warrant Holder.

I made a blogpost about their firm, check this link


The Belgian chocolates are a famous export product. The
royal family like the pralines of Leonidas too. They are
Purveyors to the Royal Court. 

The company was founded by Leonidas Kestekides in 
Brussels, in 1913. The headquarters still are in Brussels.

Maison De Greef

Maison De Greef is a family business founded by Prosper De Greef
in 1848. The current owners are: Jacques and Arnaud Wittmann.


Olivier Strelli

Olivier Strelli is born in 1946 as Nissim Israël. He first lived in Congo. 
After that he moved to Brussels. 

Queen Poala wore an Olivier Strelli Coat at the coronation of 
her husband King Albert II.
Princess Mathilde also wore some outfits of him. 

Rombouts Coffee

I made a blog post about this lovely company, check this link 

Savonneries Bruxelloises - Soap from Brussels

I made a blog post about this company, check this link 

Stijn Helsen

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Stijn Helsen has several stores in Hasselt.

Royal Clients:

Queen Paola;
Princess Claire;
Prince Laurent. 

Val-Saint- Lambert

Val-Saint-Lambert is a crystal and glass factory in Serain near Liège


Source picture: Wikipedia

Today Val-Saint-Lambert is present in more than 40 countries 

from the United States till Saudi Arabia &
from Spain till Japan


More about this Royal Warrant holder on this link


Wolfers is a jewelry store in Brussels.

Here Prince Philippe ordered the engagement ring of Princess Mathilde

More about Wolfers, check this link


Canadian Club

Canadian Club is a brand of Whisky.

Source picture: Wikipedia


Erdem is a Canadian and Turkish fashion designer. He worked
as intern for Vivienne Westwood. In 2000 he moved to London.
Erdem studied at the Royal College of Art. When he finished his
degree he moved to New York, were he start working for
Diane von Fürstenberg. In 2005 he launched his own label: ERDEM.

Royal Clients:

Meghan Markle wore an ERDEM dress when she and Harry attended
a wedding in March 2017.


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He designed clothes for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
He is born in Hong Kong but operates now in London. 


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Lego is a popular line of construction toys.

The company was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen.
The name Lego is formed by the Danish words: leg godt = play + well

In Denmark the company received a Royal Warrant

Malene Birger


She is a famous Danish designer who lives in Copenhagen

Famous Royal Client:

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Uffe Frank

He is a Danish Fashion Designer. He studied at the Royal College of Art 
in London and at the Design School of Denmark.
He made the wedding dress of Princess Mary.


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Dominican Republic shopping travel
Dominican Republic

Oscar de la Renta

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Source picture: Wikipedia

Royal Clients:

The Spanish Royal Family
Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Queen Máxima of The Netherlands


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Nice France Travel Shopping
Nice France

Catherine Walker

Born in Pas-de-Calais (France).
She lived in London (United Kingdom).

Famous clients:

Diana, princess of Wales (She was buried in a black dress from 
Catherine Walker)
Middleton family
Lady Helen Windsor (now Taylor) (daughter of the Duke of Kent)


Cartier designed jewelry & watches

Famous clients - Royals of the court of


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Christian Dior

The French designer was born in 1905 and died in 1957.

Famous clients:

Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom)
(strapless dress)

Kadewe Berlin Germany Shopping
Givenchy in Kadewe Berlin Germany

Hubert de Givenchi

Famous clients:

Duchess of Windsor
Princess Grace of Monaco


Balmain was a French Fashion Designer.
He designed the wedding dress of 
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
(see article about the Weekend Special on this blog).

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Shop Monaco Monte Carlo
Chanel in Monaco

Famous clients:

Edward, Prince of Wales
Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich 
(see later on this blog Russia 1917-now)
Princess Astrid of Belgium 
(she was spotted with sunglasses from this brand)

Galeries Lafayette in Paris

More about its history and its royal clients on this link

Christian Louboutin

Famous clients:

Princess Caroline of Monaco
Diane von Fürstenberg

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Source picture: Wikipedia

Louboutin Shoes with the red sole


Princess Mary of Denmark is spotted with a Black Birkin Bag.
On the picture you see a pink Birkin Bag. 
The Bag is called after the French actress and singer Jane Birkin.

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Source picture: Wikipedia
Author picture: Theorb


Lanvin is a high fashion house founded by Jeanne Lanvin.
The first boutique was in Paris.

Royal Clients:

Princess Charlotte (daughter of Princess Caroline) of Monaco

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Louis Quatorze

This brand is founded in 1980 by Paul Barrate.
He is a leather fabricant. He wanted to reveal the flamboyant French Culture.

First the bags were introduced in Asia 
(Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan). 
Since 2009 there is a shop in Paris. 
In 2010 there came a shop in Seoul.

Queen Sonja of Norway was spotted with a Louis Quatorze Bag.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is a French Fashion brand.
It was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton :-)
The headquarters are located in Paris.

Royal Clients:

Princess Charlène of Monaco
Royals of the United Kingdom

Louis Vuitton Shop Nice France
Louis Vuitton Nice France

Van Cleef & Arpels

This is a famous Jewelry Shop.

Royal clients:

Princess Grace of Monaco
Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium 
(later Grand Duchess of Luxembourg)
Princess Charlene

Van Cleef & Arpels Monaco Monte Carlo Shop
Van Cleef & Arpels Monaco
I made a blog post about this company, check this link 


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Kadewe Shopping Berlin Germany
Kadewe Berlin Germany

christmas shop germany berlin

Kürfurstendamm Germany Berlin Shop
Berlin Germany

Kürfurstendamm Germany Berlin Shop
Berlin Germany

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Cologne Germany

Cologne hauptbahnhof / station germany travel
Cologne Germany Hauptbahnhof

cologne shopping street
Shopping Street Cologne Germany

Karl Lagerfeld

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Author picture: Christophschaefer

He is born in Hamburg (Germany) and now he lives in France.

Famous Royal Clients:

Royal Family of Monaco
Princess Charlène
Princess Caroline


This fashion company was founded in 1978 by 
Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in Munich.

Famous Royal clients:

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden 
Sara, Duchess of York

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss AG is a German Luxury Fashion House based in 

Royal clients:

Princess Letizia (now Queen Letizia) of Spain wore a suit from Hugo Boss

Boss Store in Kadewe Berlin Germany shopping
Hugo Boss Store Kadewe Berlin Germany


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Giorgio Armani


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Author picture: Jan Schroeder

Guccio Gucci

Princess Charlotte of Monaco is an ambassador of Gucci.

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands wore a pink jumpsuit of Gucci.

Gucci Store in Kadewe Berlin Germany shopping
Gucci Kadewe Berlin Germany



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Prada shop in Rome

The company was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada.

Royal Clients:

Princess Mary of Denmark is spotted in a blue printed Prada dress. 


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Royal Clients:

Queen Paola of Belgium
Marie-Chantal of Greece
Princess Rosario of Bulgaria
Princess Firyal of Jordan
former Persian Empress Farah Diba
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (Wedding Dress)
Princess Madeleine of Sweden (Wedding Dress)

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci was an Italian politician and fashion designer.

Royal Client:

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Bottega Veneta

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway 
are spotted with a Bottega Veneta mini bag.


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Miu Miu

Miu Miu is a high fashion brand of Women's accessoiries from the 
Prada Fashion House.

Royal Clients:

Princess Beatrice of York (Miu Miu coat)
Princess Mary of Denmark

Max Mara

Max Mara is a luxury Italian Fashion House.
It was founded in 1951 by Achille Maramotti.
The headquarters are located in Reggio Emilia 

Royal Clients:

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house.
The headquarters are located in Milan.
I hope to go shopping in Milan, once.
It is a Shopping Walhalla.

Royal Clients:

Princess Beatrice of York


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Hanae Mori

Royal Clients:

Princess Grace of Monaco
Crown Princess Masako of Japan 


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Elie Saab

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In 1982 Elie Saab was launched. He was then 18 years old.
Now a lot of Royals are fan of him.

Royal Clients:

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Stéphanie Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
Princess Beatrice of York 


Chocolaterie de Monaco

British Theatre Season, Monaco



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Fabergé is a jeweler and he was famous for the eggs.

Irene Galitzine

Royal clients:

Queen Paola of Belgium
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece


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Spain chiclana Travel Dancing

Market in Jerez de la Frontera Spain Travel Sherry
Jerez de la Frontera Spain

Cristóbal Balenciaga

picture of a Balenciaga dress - Rijksmuseum - 
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Royal Clients:

In 1960 he made the wedding dress of Queen Fabiola de Mora y Aragón, 
the wife of King Baudouin of Belgium.  

Mango (Clothing)

Mango is a clothing design and manufacturing company founded in 1984 
in Barcelona (Spain). More about Mango check this link

Royal Clients:

Princess Letizia (now Queen Letizia)

Mango Shop in Nice France Travel Shopping
Mango Nice France

Manolo Blahnik

Is a Spanish Fashion Designer and high-end Shoe Brand.
The Designer lives in the United Kingdom.

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Queen Máxima of The Netherlands likes his shoes. 

Manuel Pertegaz

He is a Spanish fashion designer. Queen Sofia likes his style. 
He made the wedding dress of Princess Letizia. 


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Altewai Saome

Is a Swedish Fashion Brand. Crown Princess Victoria 
is spotted in pieces of this brand.

Pär Engsheden

Is a Swedish Fashion Designer who made the wedding dress from 
Crown Princess Victoria.

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Akris is a Swiss fashion house founded in 1922.

Princess Charlène of Monaco is a huge fan of the house.

She wore:
- a black lace dress at a gala.
- a deep red gala dress at the Ball of the Red Cross. 


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From time to time, I like shopping in The Netherlands, in particular to 
Hulst. By car, it is 20 minutes away from my hometown, Sint-Niklaas.


Typical souvenir from The Netherlands

Jan Taminiau

He designed some clothes for Queen Máxima.
He made inter alia her blue and red inauguration dresses

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf are two Dutch fashion Designers. 
The Fashion House is based in Amsterdam.
The company was founded in 1983 by 
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. 

Viktor & Rolf met while studying fashion at 
Ahrnem Academy of Art and Design.

Princess Mabel of The Netherlands is a huge fan of them.

Juweler Steltman

Sheila de Vries

She is a Fashion Designer who lives in Amsterdam.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands wore a gray dress from her. 

Spijkers & Spijkers

Spijkers & Spijkers is a Dutch fashion Duo. 
They are two twin sisters called: Truus and Riet. 
They both studied at the Fashion Institute in Arnhem.
They founded their own fashion label in 2000. 

Queen Máxima wore a V-dress from them in 2013.


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Turkey handwork shopping travel

Turkey handwork shopping travel

Turkey handwork shopping travel

Turkey  shopping travel
Bodrum Shop - Turkey
Atil Kutoglu

He is born in Istanbul. Now he lives in Vienna (Austria).
He is the dresser from the Austrian Royal Family.


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London shopping travel
Appple Market in London

London shopping travel
London United Kingdom

London shopping travel

Norman Hartwell

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Author picture: Allan Warren

Norman Hartwell was a British Fashion Designer.
He was born in 1901 and died in 1979.

He received the Royal Warrant as dressmaker of 
The Queen Mum and Queen Elizabeth II

In 1953, he made the Coronation Dress for Queen Elizabeth II 

Alexander McQueen

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Author picture: Ed Kavishe


Burberry is a British Luxury Fashion house.
It was founded in 1856.
The headquarters are located in London.

Burberry Kadewe Berlin Germany
Burberry Kadewe Berlin Germany

Jane Corbett

She is a famous designer of hats. 
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wears a lot of her hats.
The rest of the Middleton family also knows her well.

Emilia Wickstead

She is born in New Zealand and lives now in London.

Royal clients:

Kate Middleton (she wore a pink dress)
Sophie Rhys-Jones, Duchess of Wessex, wore a black -white dress of 
Emilia Wickstead at the wedding of Guillaume of Luxembourg and 
Stéphanie de Lannoy.


British Fashion Brand.

Royal Clients

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton wore a gray-white checkered 
dress from Hobbs. It costed 45 €.

Jimmy Choo (Shoes)

Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian / Chinese borne Fashion Designer 
based in London. He is famous for his ( handmade) shoes

Royal Client:

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge 


British Fashion Label.

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton wore a blue dress from Issa by her engagement.

Other famous clients:

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom 
(granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth)
Princess Eugenie of the United Kingdom 
(granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth-sister of Beatrice)


This department store is based in London. More about its interesting
history on this link


Mulberry was founded in 1971.
The company became famous for its leather goods.

Royal Clients:

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

Philip Treacy

Is a British hat designer.
Princess Beatrice wore a fascinator of Philip Treacy at the wedding of
Prince William and Catherine 'Kate' Middleton.

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There was a lot of hoopla on this hat. Some people thought she wore an
octopus, a toilet seat , an alien weapon or a headgear of a Teletubbie.

Paul Smith


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Famous British Designer for men clothing

On this link you can read more:

Royal clients:

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge 
wore a beret of him.

Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely is a Irish fashion designer based in London.
She started to design hats and later handbags. 

The designer has a Master's Degree from the Royal College of Art. 
Harrods purchased her graduating collection.

Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and her sister 
wore several dresses of her.

She is versatile. She designed the back of a London Bus.


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Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders (born in 1977) is a Scottish Fashion Designer. 
He is known for his prints and his use of silk screening techniques


Elle Style Award of British Designer of the Year in 2008
British Fashion Council/ Vogue
Design Fashion Fund Award 2012

Royal Clients:

Princess Beatrice 
Duchess of Cambridge


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Ralph Lauren

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Famous Clients

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands wore a black gala dress from him.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a black blazer from him 

Fiona Kotur

Fiona Kotur is an American 'Bag' Designer. Her Clutches are famous.

Princess Mette-Marit is a fan of her. 

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is an American Fashion Designer.
He was born in 1963. 

Royal clients:

Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Mary of Denmark


Ray-Ban is an American Brand of Sunglasses. 
In 1999 the brand is sold by the Italian Luxottica Group

The headquarters are located in

Milan (Italy) formerly located in Rochester New York

Royal Clients:

Princess Letizia of Spain

Rayban sunglasses shopping style

Rayban sunglasses shopping style

Tom Ford

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Tom Ford is an American Fashion Designer and Film Director.

Queen Máxima and Princess Mary are spotted with sunglasses designed 
by Tom Ford.

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As you see, this list is far from complete, If you have suggestions for the page: 
Fashion & Shopping for Royal Families, please let me know!

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