10+ Times The Royal Family Members Wore Clothes With Hidden Meanings

One of the reasons people love fashion so much is because it can be used to make a statement.

Like the time Natalie Portman stitched the names of snubbed female directors into her cape at the 2020 Oscars.

But it's not just celebs who let fashion do all the talking. Royals do it too, as is evident by these 10+ times the royal family members wore clothes with hidden meanings.

1. The queen's bright colors.

Her affinity for neon colors is actually really sweet.

According to the documentary, The Queen at 90, she wears bright colors so that people can always spot her in large crowds.

This allows more people able to say, "I saw The Queen."

Her colors are also reflective of her moods.

For example, in the image above, the queen is wearing a lime-green dress with purple floral compliments.

Purple is said to be a proud color and has been associated with royalty since the Roman Empire. Green is supposed to represent growth, rebirth, and change. It's almost as if her choice of dress is a blessing for Harry and Meghan's wedding.

2. Meghan Markle's wedding tiara.

It was a big deal for Meghan to wear the tiara. First, because it was the queen's bandeau tiara, which originally belonged to Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth's grandmother.

And second, because Meghan was allowed to bypass the "no diamonds before 6 p.m. rule." All in all, the tiara was a huge gesture of acceptance from the queen.

3. The queen's purse.

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There is a lot more to the queen's purse than just fashion. She also uses it to send a very strong message to those around her.

For example, if she puts her bag on the table (which, by the way, doesn't sound very hygienic), she wants to end dinner, like, now.

She also uses it to communicate with her staff out in public.

If she switches her purse from the left arm to the right arm while talking to someone, she wants to wrap up that conversation as soon as possible.

If her bag gets put on the floor during an exchange, she's alerting her staff of an uncomfortable interaction to end immediately.

4. Prince Harry's wedding suit

By donning the royal uniform instead of a morning suit, he followed a long line of royal ancestors who have done the same.

Harry also wore ribbons instead of an aiguillette since he earned those ribbons during his time in the military.

5. Kate Middleton's blue dress.

So much of the late Princess Diana lives on in Kate.

When the couple welcomed their first child, Kate wore a similar blue polka-dot dress to the one Diana wore when introducing Prince William for the first time in 1982.

6. Kate Middleton’s red dress.

Kate is such a sweetheart.

She paid tribute to the late Diana once again when she wore this red dress after Prince Louis' birth.

It was very similar to the one that Diana wore when introducing Prince Harry to the world.

7. Kate Middleton's coats.

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There is a reason Kate wears such stylish coats.

Since it's viewed as unladylike to remove your outerwear in public, she wears jackets that look like they're actually long dresses.

This makes her stylish and practical.

8. Princess Eugenie’s open-back wedding dress.

We love when celebs embrace their scars!

Since the scar from her scoliosis surgery as a child has become a part of her identity, she chose to show it off proudly during her wedding with this backless gown.

9. The queen's wedding dress.

It was designer Sir Norman Hartnell who was chosen to commission the queen's wedding dress.

As such, he set out to produce "the most beautiful dress I had so far made." It was made of in ivory silk and decorated with crystals and 10,000 seed pearls.

His inspiration came from the Renaissance painting of Primavera by Botticelli.

Since her wedding was in 1947, two years after the war, this symbolized rebirth and growth after those difficult years.

We love fashion that makes a powerful statement!

10. Meghan’s diamond pendant.

When visiting a new country, royals always try to honor the country's heritage in some unique way.

Meghan did just that in New Zealand by wearing a spiral necklace that was created by a local jeweler and was inspired by the country's Ta Moko heritage.

11. Prince George's shorts.

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According to etiquette expert William Hanson, it's extremely "upper class" for young boys to wear shorts.

That's because trousers are for older boys and men. Now that George is older, he's taken to wearing trousers more often.

"Whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England," he continued.

"Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban."

Since Prince Louis is younger than George, he's still in his stage of wearing shorts.

12. Princess Diana's black Christina Stambolian dress.

This little black dress was labeled her "revenge dress" since she wore it the same day that ex-husband, Prince Charles, gave his first televised interview about his relationship with Camila Parker-Bowles.

Basically, it said: eat your heart out, Charles.

13. Meghan Markle's wedding veil.

While her Givenchy wedding gown was simple, the same couldn't be said for her elaborate veil.

As a surprise for fans, she had all 53 countries of the Commonwealth designed into her veil in a floral composition.

14. Kate Middleton's earrings at Archie's christening.

Kate paid tribute to the late Princess Diana by wearing the same Collingwood Pearl Earrings that Diana wore to Prince Harry's christening.

But some royal fans saw a deeper — more negative — meaning behind this.

They saw it as confirmation of a feud between the two royal brothers and their wives.

For instance, people on Twitter viewed Kate wearing the earrings as her way of "upstaging" Meghan on her child's special day.

15. The queen's choice of tiara may have been a subtle slight toward Donald Trump.

The people of Burma gifted the tiara to Queen Elizabeth II as a form of protection. The crown is said to protect the wearer from any illness that may befall them. It's also supposed to ward off evil spirits.

16. Kate Middleton's dresses pay homage to the country she's visiting.

Kate also prefers to wear bright colors when she's traveling internationally. On a recent trip to Canada, Kate was adorned in navy blue, with a maple leaf broach pinned to her chest.

This can mean only one thing — Kate is a Leafs fan!

She also wore a dress colored with eagles in flight during a trip to Germany.

The national bird of the country of German is the eagle. Her choice of dress is a clever way of appeasing the masses and paying respect to the history of their allied nation.

17. Kate's shamrock pin isn't just for luck.

The tradition goes back over 115 years, and it's meant to symbolize the peace that exists between the nation of Ireland and Great Britain.

Typically, a female member of the royal family hands out the shamrocks to the Irish guards on St. Patrick's Day.

18. When Princess Diana wore her choker as a headband.

The choker actually belonged to the queen herself, but supposedly she almost never wore it. It was gifted to Diana, who instead opted to wear it as a headband.

Which helps showcase her individuality, and may also be an ever-so-subtle stab at the Queen Mother?

19. Meghan and Harry are seeing red.

This was one of the first public appearances Meghan and Harry made after announcing they would be stepping down as senior royals.

This could represent the military duties Harry is relinquishing, or it could be a way to call out the haters by identifying themselves as the enemy.

20. Kate Middleton is headed to Suffragette City.

In 2018, the bulk of attendees at the BAFTA Awards wore black in solidarity with the Time's Up movement as well as the #MeToo movement.

The royals must always appear neutral, so Kate opted instead for a clover-green ballgown; the same color worn by Suffragettes in the 1920s.