Royal Refinement

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, an exciting and historic moment for me as a Canadian and a monarchist.  To mark the occasion I thought I would pay tribute to the men in her family who demonstrate regularly how conventional formal wear continues to be the height of sartorial sophistication.  By wearing it frequently and correctly they remind us that it is both relevant and regal thus reinforcing its long held standing as apparel fit for a prince.   Literally.

God Save the Queen . . . and the future Kings.

Prince Philip in white tie at a state dinner.

Prince William and Prince Harry in black tie at the premiere of "Quantum of Solace".

Prince William at his wedding dinner with his father Prince Charles.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in morning dress at a Buckingham Palace garden party.

The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Harry and Prince William at their father's wedding.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Philip, Prince William and Prince Harry at the wedding of the Queen's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips.


  1. Serpens Albus

    I must say, I really like the combination of a tan west. grey pants and a light blue shirt (Prince Harry in morning dress). Looks absolutely smashing and I’d so wear that to weddings if it weren’t for the fact that I’d be mistaken for the groom.

  2. A. R.

    I’ve always admired Prince Phillip for his sartorial style. Very refined.

  3. Peter V

    I’d love to be a Royal and have the opportunity to wear formal dress as often as they do!!

  4. Peter V

    I would dress like Charles and Phillip do as well. Such classic style!!


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