We Love Kate and Meghan, But Royal Style Doesn't Get Better Than Princess Anne

What do Princess Diana's polka dots, the queen's matching suit sets, Kate Middleton's coats, and everything Meghan Markle wears have in common? They're more prevalent than ever in 2018. However, there is one member of the royal family who deserves a closer look: Princess Anne.

In the shadow of her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, you may not have noticed Princess Anne has been low-key defying our ideas of royal style. From her big-hat obsession (who knew?) and endless stream of Pucci prints and matching accessories to her visor sunglasses and tweeds, Princess Anne has consistently thrown style curveballs over the years and needs to be celebrated.

Keep scrolling to see some of Princess Anne's most iconic outfits, most of which are served with a perfect amount of style sass.

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Style Notes: Like her mother, Princess Anne loves to match—but with a twist. Layering a plain cape on top? Brilliant.

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Style Notes: Sorry, Pharrell and Boy George—Princess Anne was into OTT hats way before us all. I wish we could see the back; just take note of the size of that bow.

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Style Notes: Calling all designers everywhere: Make this dress. Oh, 2019's prairie dress trend for a night out? Dreamy.

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Style Notes: If you look past the amazingly lime green jungle hat and mad print dress, there's a style trick we need to resurface: Can we please bring back matching gloves and bags?

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Style Notes: Obviously, Princess Anne is more of a hypebae than Kim Kardashian West. Her commitment to visor sunglasses has been unwavering for years.

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Style Notes: If I saw this jacket on any of the vintage Instagram accounts I follow, I'd snap it up quickly. It's just another reason to wear slime green next year.

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Style Notes: I'm imagining that both the hat and jacket are Prince Charles's and she tossed them on before running out of the palace for an off-duty ride. Chic.

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Style Notes: The mod years were excellent for Princess Anne. Love the belted satin gown.

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Style Notes: Pairing white lace dresses with gold heels is such an underrated party outfit. The pearl and metallic party bag just make this look a masterpiece.

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Style Notes: This dress is one part "I'm a royal in the '80s" and one part "I'm headed to a disco after this."

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Style Notes: Not sure if layering a button-down tee over a dress is allowed under royal protocol, but it's a yes in my book. 

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Style Notes: Amid the prints and large hats, this off-duty outfit might just be my favorite. I love that her and son Peter Phillips have matching red turtlenecks.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.