As a nation, events like the King's coronation on the 6th of May 2023 bring about an opportunity to get caught up in the excitement of British spirit.
Whether it's a street party, enjoying the celebrations on television, or even being lucky enough to be in London itself for the big days, these events are always a time of fun, food, family, and, of course, fashion.
The Royal Family are clear trendsetters when it comes to what to wear. Our beloved late Queen Elizabeth was always the picture of style and grace wherever she went, and Princess Diana's outfits were idolised by many. Now, we have the phenomenon that is known as "The Kate Middleton Effect", and parents also love to kit out their little ones in the same outfits as Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
What we love about the Royal Family's fashion style is their deep-rooted country influence. They are just as much likely to be seen out and about in wellies and a flat cap, as much as they are in a tailored suit at the Royal Ascot or in a summer dress at a garden party. The Queen and Prince Philip were often photographed enjoying time together in the countryside, and the new Prince and Princess of Wales love sharing snaps of their family life outdoors.
Their casual style is full of country favourites that showcase traditional and modern style. So, let's take a look at some of the key styles found in the wardrobe of the Royal Family.
First up is a peak into what inspires the Princess of Wales in her everyday style.
Kate Middleton was first pictured wearing this shooting jacket when she visited a family-run farm and local youth project in April 2021.
An elegant and stylish garment, this jacket offers fantastic weather protection, with a SEETEX® 5000/3000 waterproof and breathable membrane - perfect for making sure you stay dry and comfortable. It looks great and feels great, and is suitable for both field sports and for daily wear.
With flexible, virtually noiseless fabric, and an attractive silky lining with built-in stretch, this jacket is made for unrestricted movement. It's easy to see why it's an ideal choice for a busy working Royal, who loves to get fully into the task at hand.
The Royal Family's beautiful estates are full of sprawling gardens and fields, and so their wardrobe needs a reliable and trusted pair of country boots.
The best-selling Windermere boots from Ariat come in a gorgeous country brown colour, with a suede upper and soft full-grain leather. A fully waterproof membrane keeps your feet protected in all types of British weather, and the boots also benefit from Ariat's Four Layer Rebound (4LR™), which cushions and stabilises the foot for unrivalled comfort and performance.
With such impressive features and stunning design, equestrian brand Ariat provide you with your own touch of royalty as you head into the great outdoors.
A classic, elegant, button-down collared shirt is a must for any country lady. When you need an outfit that is smart casual, the Musto Oxford Shirt offers style with comfort.
Kate's modern fashion brings a new lease of life to the Royal Family, and she always looks fantastic in her thoughtfully put together outfits. The Oxford shirt is made from 100% pure cotton and is available in crisp colours that are easy to.pair with trousers, blazers, and accessories.
With a small Musto red yacht logo on the chest, this shirt is perfect for looking the part at your next event.
The Royal Family have long been a family of tradition, and game shooting is a firm part of this. The famous Boxing Day pheasant shoot at Sandringham is an annual staple of the festive season.
King Charles and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, have often been seen in traditional British tweed as they head out on a hunt.
Here, we delve into a bit of inspiration from these Royals' shooting style.
Tweed jackets are the centre of any country gentlemen's wardrobe.
The Hoggs of Fife Tummel is a stunning jacket that is superbly tailored and has fantastic features. With a two-button front closure, double back vents, and a striking wine satin lining, the Tummel is an impressive style jacket. It also has a ticket pocket and internal pocket for those essentials.
Layer it up with knitwear or a classic tattersall shirt, and you'll be ready to step out like a King.
Bronte Tweed Derby Waistcoat
A classic country style tweed waistcoat from Bronte that can be dressed up or dressed down for when you are out shooting or at the local country pub.
The tweed waistcoat is a great addition to your wardrobe, particularly for those warmer days. This one from Bronte is quintessentially British with its traditional tweed pattern and moleskin trim on the shoulders.
With warm lined hand warmer pockets and two hip pockets with a press stud closure, this waistcoat is both practical and stylish.
This is a very traditional style of shooting tweed with a high degree of modern technical weatherproofing built in.
The Kinloch is ideal for all-day outdoor activities with its comfortable fit and protective features. It is waterproof, windproof, and breathable - perfect for keeping you warm and dry in the unpredictable British weather.
Made from 100% pure lambswool tweed and with a quilted moisture satin lining, it is a royally fantastic jacket.
We know that the men in the Royal Family can pull off a flat cap, and we love this one from Hoggs of Fife that matches the Kinloch shooting jacket.
It's a fresh, stylish modern tweed, blending soft country greens with a subtle golden check. It is also waterproof and breathable, adding to the full weather protection that shoot days often require.
This flat cap is the perfect finishing touch to any country man's attire.
King Charles is known for his prestige suiting or military uniform, but he has been known to dress down on occasion! He very much offers the traditional country gentleman look, and we've pulled together a few items which are sure to be to his taste.
If you don't already have a collection of tattersall shirts, then we suggest you start with this one.
The Inverness showcases Scottish brand Hoggs of Fife's take on classic style. Their high quality shirts are staples for any countryman, and this shirt is made with 100% ultra-soft brushed cotton fabric; ensuring a comfortable fit.
An external chest pocket and extra long drop tail make for a thoughtfully designed shirt, so make the Inverness your next country shopping stop.
A pair of moleskin breeks are great for those in search of a traditional country look.
They can be worn tucked into your wellingtons or with a pair of shooting socks, and also paired with knitwear or shooting jackets. The King has tended to opt for a pullover sweater, particularly in his younger days, and we have an excellent range that match these breeks perfectly.
Moleskin is known to always give a comfy fit, and Hoggs of Fife have designed theirs to bring style as well as comfort.
The Sheffield is one of the pullover jumpers that would look fantastic with a pair of moleskin breeks.
The design and features of this jumper highlights the quality associated with Deerhunter, with its classic suede shoulders and elbow patches. It is also made from 70% lambswool, for a soft feel. It is great for layering up with, but also looks lovely on its own for casual wear.
Available in three neutral colours, the Sheffield is an essential piece of knitwear for a country gent.
Where some of us like to switch up our winter coat every year, Her late Majesty actually had the same wax jacket for over 25 years. The Queen was often seen wearing hers while walking the dog, attending horse shows, and even just in her element around Windsor Castle.
The Wax Jacket has become one of the most iconic country fashion pieces, and it continues to be one of our best-selling jackets.
A classic style that is proven to be hardwearing and robust, the Bronte Wax Jacket is suitable for farming, hunting, or country strolls.
It has two large pockets, handwarmer pockets, and many more intricate features that makes it a wax jacket to be remembered. With polyester quilt padding for extra warmth, this jacket is ideal for those brisk mornings.
Princess Anne is also a fan of the wax jacket, so it's clear that this garment is a firm family favourite!
Whilst Kate Middleton's polished style in and out of Buckingham Palace always impresses us, we love it when Prince William goes the extra mile to coordinate. Like peas in a pod, the couple somehow make matching look cool.
To pair up you and your other half like the Prince and Princess, take a look at the Alan Paine Fernley collection.
The stunning Fernley coats won't let bad weather spoil your outdoor activities.
Both coats are quilted with a traditional Alan Paine dog and duck feature lining, and though they have great insulation, they still feel lightweight. Between the outer and the lining is a high-spec, fully tested waterproof breathable membrane which prevents wind and water penetration.
It is the perfect coat to transition from winter to spring, and it comes in both men and women's versions.
The King's Coronation in May is an occasion that marks a first in many of our lifetimes. It is a monumental event that sees the country officially embark on a new era in history.
In times of change and upheaval for the country, the Royal Family's presence continues to provide comfort and clarity for the British people. Their consistency is of course illustrated by their style, as we've dipped into here, but it is also down to their dedication to tradition and culture.
The period of mourning following the Queen's passing last September was a time of great personal loss for King Charles, but, despite this, his commitment and duty to his country never faltered. We were all grateful for his guidance and it is a sign of stability and pride for the future of the monarchy in his reign.
As a nation, we united in our joy for Queen Elizabeth II's history-making Platinum Jubilee, we then united in our grief at the loss of Her Majesty, and King Charles III taking the throne is another chance to be united in joy.
As a UK-based country clothing retailer, the Royals have inspired our family business from the beginning, and we can't wait to see what they step out in next.
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