It’s no secret Princess Anne’s ethical fashion credentials are one of her greatest sartorial assets. From leading trends with her psychedelic silky skirts of the sixties to being a three-time Vogue cover girl in the 1970s, the Princess has long been a royal trendsetter.
Yet unlike many style muses of the modern era, Princess Anne’s fashion prowess is uniquely timeless. At 73, she has gained a reputation for being able to effortlessly style garments she wore in her twenties, often choosing to rewear her favourite clothes time and time again across decades.
Rewearing clothes may seem like nothing remarkable, but for a royal lady with access to the world’s most coveted designers and fashion houses at her feet, Princess Anne’s devotion to sustainable fashion is more than impressive.
When asked why she chooses to recycle outfits the Princess told Vanity Fair in 2020: “Because I’m quite mean.”
She added: “I still try and buy materials and have them made up because I just think that’s more fun. It also helps to support those who still manufacture in this country. We mustn’t forget we’ve got those skills, and there are still places that do a fantastic job.”
From her fit-and-flare outfits from the 80s to her Royal Ascot repeats, see the best of Princess Anne’s outfit repeats below.