When we think of the Royals, we think of glamorous, beautiful and majestic figures who are always in above standard condition wearing the latest trends and colors. They are ready for anything, from meet and greets, to having their photos taken at the most unexpected moments.
Due to always seeing them in these pristine circumstances, what we often forget is that they are human too. They have the same ‘oops’ moments and wardrobe disaster that we experience in day to day life… Except when we can hide away in shame about these moments, they have them broadcasted all over the internet and television for everyone to see. With their extravagant outfits and up to date fashion, wardrobe malfunctions are bound to happen – and they do! Needless to say, they still do this with grace and dignity. But, we can’t help wanting to see proof that they are mortal just like us.
You get glammed up to go to a fancy dinner, or on a night out in your best dress, and what completes your outfit? A pair of gorgeous shoes. Obviously, you don’t bother with the pedicure, because everyone will be too busy looking at your fabulous outfit to care what your toes look like.
Wrong. You end up somewhere that it is disrespectful to wear shoes, and as a sign of respect you have to remove them. The same thing happened to Kate Middleton back in 2016, when she was asked to remove her shoes to show respect to Gandhi. Pack emergency socks next time, Kate!
What are they announcing?
Ever looked back at photographs, think ‘Wow, that isn’t the most flattering outfit I own’ and proceed to never wear it again? The same thing happened to Meghan Markle when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Many people questioned whether they were announcing their engagement, or rather the announcement of a new baby.
This has possibly become one of Meghan’s most famous royal photographs, however, at the time people couldn’t believe that such a wardrobe malfunction could happen, especially not to the beautiful Meghan Markle. Despite this, however, the couple look beautifully happy to announce their engagement to one another and continue to impress the world with their fashion choices every day. Everyone makes fashion mistakes and has to rethink their style every now and again.
A bit windswept
When discussing the Royal Family, we cannot forget Her Majesty the Queen and the hundreds of outfit combos she has worn over her many years of service. But, we all know the struggles of competing with a wide-brimmed hat and the wind. Her Royal Highness knows the battle better than most, with her array of hats causing her no end of troubles whenever the weather gets slightly windy at a public appearance.
Luckily for her, Elizabeth is more than capable of anything that is blown her way and is able to resolve a slight wardrobe malfunction quickly and gracefully. Next time she is deciding her headwear choice, she might want to consult the weatherman so she can wear something slightly more streamlined.
Rescued by Prince Charming
When people think of Kate Middleton, they often mention either her gorgeous smile, her fashion sense or her love of heels. Kate loves to show off her latest addition to her heel collection and can be found in a new pair at every public appearance. However, they aren’t always the most practical choice. Especially where those pesky drain covers are concerned.
We can all be grateful for Prince Charming for rushing to her aid when times get tough. But, we can’t give William all the credit. Kate, again, handles this situation with grace and doesn’t stumble once. The way she keeps her posture and composure is admirable throughout every wardrobe disaster. Next time, those drain pipes better watch out, we’re sure she won’t make the same mistake twice…
Hold onto your hats
Although Camilla has only been part of the Royal Family since marrying Prince Charles in 2005, she has bought even more glamour and beauty to the family. The Duchess has become accustomed to dressing like a royal. But sadly, similarly to the Queen herself, the weather can make or break an outfit. The wind is the least favored weathers for hats and dresses, as we can see, and not everyone always gets it quite right.
Camilla is seen here struggling to keep both her hat and dress under control, despite making great use of her matching handbag. Perhaps that is why they are given matching handbags, to shield them from the wind! Nevertheless, she still works the pastel blue garment to Princess Charlotte’s Christening in 2015 fantastically.
A Marilyn moment
See, it’s that wind again! They just cannot win with it. Although Marilyn Monroe would be particularly proud of this iconic wardrobe malfunction, the Royals most likely were not. During this remembrance service, the Duchess looks as though she is focusing more on keeping the dress under control than on the actual memorial.
However, she did manage to keep it together again, with nothing but elegance. Forget about the wind, we’re blown away by Kate’s beauty in every different situation she finds herself in.
Grin and bare it
Although Meghan appears to pull off almost anything, this one does seem to be a very questionable choice of attire that many people picked up on during their visit to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2018.
The majority of people who commented on this visit were criticizing the fashion choice made by the Duchess on this public appearance. Meghan can really work anything she wants to with that smile, but this may be the one and only time we see this particular outfit worn.
A sash malfunction
It doesn’t matter where you are from in the world, being royalty does not give you immunity from fashion disasters. Queen Rania of Jordan is no exception.
Here, we can see her attempting to hold a key feature of her outfit, the sash, in place as she tries to enjoy a relaxing night in her otherwise gorgeous attire. It looks as though royalty need to carry around a few safety pins with them too, just in case of emergencies.
Give him a hand
This time, it is the Duchess saving the day. Prince Charles looks panic-stricken as Camilla rushes to his aid when his gloves appear to be stuck to his hands.
This supposedly practical part of Charles’ attire let him down during the RAF flypast in 2018, leaving him red-faced and flustered as his wife has to correct the issue – what a nightmare. The amused Kate in the background confirms, once again, they are only human.
That’s a wrap
Kate’s wardrobe must be full of the gorgeous gowns she has worn during her time as the Duchess of Cambridge. From the blue sheer Elie Saab dress to the custom Emilia Wickstead dress, we have seen a large number of unique styles fashioned for the Duchess.
However, they aren’t always the most practical. Here, we can see her desperately trying to re-tie her dress in the middle of a public appearance. She always fixes her wardrobe malfunctions with a smile, doesn’t she?
Cinderella, is that you?
Princess Mary was seen here, far too busy to notice that her delicate heel had been wedged in between two sidewalk slabs. Fortunately, she noticed just in time to reclaim the shoe in a graceful manner and carry on with her outing, removing her tan glove before doing so.
How does royalty manage to be outrageously graceful in such an ungraceful situation? Do they have classes to prepare for this kind of thing? If so, sign us up!
The wind in her hair
Seeing Kate’s hair in any state other than perfect is always a bit of a shock for the public, so seeing it blown all over the place by the wind was an interesting experience, to say the least.
Luckily she has her personal hairdresser who she sees three times a week to take care of moments just like this one, phew! Despite her brunette locks being in her face, she still manages to wave and greet the public with a smile.
You buy a stunning new pair of pants and simply can’t wait to wear them. You put them on for the first time at home, ready to show them off, and you realize they are too long.
We’ve all been there. But, in this case, the Duchess didn’t have time to do anything about her stylish flares, and had to smile, wave and avoid tripping over. For once, heels actually save the day, by giving Meghan those extra few inches she needs to avoid a serious trip hazard.
Maybe a belt, next time?
Kate Middleton goes to hundreds of different events each year, all around the world. But the events she seems to enjoy most of all are any kind of sporting event.
Due to this, she has to have a few slightly more practical outfit choices at hand for when she is wanting to get stuck in. Unfortunately, these outfits aren’t always the perfect fit. Next time, it might be suggested that she wears a belt to aid her in keeping her pants up comfortably!
During a trip to Birmingham in March 2018, Meghan was spotted wearing an, as ever, elegant outfit. Although, when you take a closer look, unfortunately, you realize she has forgotten a small detail.
It would seem that the Duchess had forgotten to remove the temporary stitching in the navy coat. This didn’t stop the coat then becoming a sell out in stores after crowds saw her in it, despite this tiny mistake. Way to go Meghan!
Should have checked the weather
Royalty are trained to be prepared for many a situation, from odd encounters to emergencies. But, as we have seen, the weather seems to be one thing they aren’t particularly prepared for.
Nevertheless, they show up to every event and public appearance the only way they know how; with a smile. Luckily for Kate, this time William was prepared and shelters her from the rain, but not before her unique blazer is a little damp around the edges.
Maybe a bit too much
The only time partying is ever associated with the Royal Family is if you are talking about Princess Beatrice and her sister, Princess Eugenie. With their unconventional outfits and partying lifestyle, they never go amiss when seen at a public event.
Although here, the gown chosen by Beatrice appears to be extremely ‘sensible’ compared to her usual taste, this is not why it caught people’s eyes. Unfortunately for her, the lining of her dress rode up and exposed a little more than she was expecting. Poor Beatrice.
Just in case?
We’re beginning to feel like these things keep happening to Meghan. Although at first glance, nothing appears to be wrong with this outfit at all, if you look a little closer you will notice that the Duchess has forgotten to remove tags from the feet of her handbag.
What a debut! Sadly, when it comes to royalty and fashion, the small details are everything, whether they are good or bad someone will pick up on them. Remember the little things, Meghan!
A bit worn out
Meghan and Prince Harry attend many events, both publicly and for friends and family. They can’t be expected to wear different outfits for every different occasion. But, when they do rewear pieces of clothing, we would expect it to be in pristine condition.
Alas, Harry forgot to check the soles of his shoes before stepping out to his best friend’s wedding. Let’s hope it didn’t rain, that could have been another time the weather won its battle against the Royal Family’s wardrobe.
Just smile and wave
At the same event as the shoe incident, Meghan is seen here waving graciously. Not only was it a good friend’s wedding, but also her 37th birthday. But like being a royal, your birthday doesn’t save you from ‘oops’ moments either. T
here was a lot of speculation as to what the lace on her outfit was. Some people argued that it was part of her underwear, whereas others suggested it was just something under her outfit. Even so, Meghan again wowed everyone with her gorgeous smile.
Saving some for later?
Now, we don’t want to embarrass the Queen, but here is a perfect example to show her mortality. Yes, even the Queen of England spills food down herself on occasion.
Elizabeth doesn’t look particularly amused by the mess that she has made but greets her guests accordingly. Maybe the meal was so delicious, she just had to take some home with her. On the flip side, maybe she was taking some for the corgis, these are all the options.
As if spilling food down herself wasn’t enough, poor Elizabeth also broke the strap on her purse too. This was all at the same event, unbelievable.
It’s a shame, it was a gorgeous purse, but we are sure she can afford to buy herself a new one… or two! Chin up, Elizabeth. We all have days were things simply just don’t go the way we want them to, and that night didn’t seem to be her brightest few hours!
Hold on tight
As the sister of Kate Middleton, Pippa is expected to act properly in public and dress as any of the other Royal Family would. But, like the royals, Pippa is subject to weather conditions too.
Having the spotlight on you means you are also subject to having your photo taken when a wardrobe malfunction happens. Here, Pippa is desperately trying to sit as lady-like as possible, but also keep her dress away from the winds mercy. How she still manages to keep composure, we will never know.
Jacket? What Jacket?
Despite it looking as though the wind is only the enemy of the women in the Royal Family, here we can see William having his own battle with the element. As he places a wreath down, the wind catches him just at the wrong time, leaving him in a rather exposed position.
Unfortunately, the angle of the photograph makes everything worse! Hopefully, he didn’t notice and avoided embarrassment… That is until he saw all the hundreds of photos later on.
That pesky wind again
As one of the most popular members of the Royal Family, the late Princess Diana was often photographed nonstop at every possible opportunity. Unfortunately, because of this, it did mean she was photographed in several embarrassing circumstances.
Luckily for Diana, in this shot, as a gust of wind blew her dress, she had her hands placed beautifully in front of her, saving her from any kind of embarrassment. Well done, Diana, continuing to look outstanding and poised even in a potentially embarrassing moment.
Here they are again
As we mentioned, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are often seen in controversial outfits that almost no one else would ever be seen wearing. With their flamboyant headwear and dresses that belong in another time, the princesses never fail to surprise the public with their outfits of choice.
We do not doubt that we will see them again in another odd outfit choice very soon. But, maybe someone should tell them that the wind isn’t very forgiving to headwear!
Back to the drawing board
Meghan is always causing people all over the world to go green with envy at her gorgeous features and beautiful fashion sense. However, sometimes it does go awfully wrong. The green dress shown here doesn’t quite meet her usual standard.
Sadly, the lines all seem to fall in the wrong places and hug her in a very bizarre way. We don’t think anyone would pull off this dress, but Meghan did give it her best shot by wearing it with her best accessory: her smile.
There she is again
Hello again, Beatrice! Here, we have her showing off a very unique dress at one of the royal engagements. We found this one particularly interesting, as it would seem that the Princess herself wanted to try her hand at textiles…
But gave up halfway through. If we had one piece of advice for the Princess of York, it would be to leave the fashion experts to their work and just focus on looking good in the outfits.
Bit above the knee
At first, this outfit was literal perfection. The royal blue complimenting Meghan’s complexion perfectly, with modern flare but also keeping to the Queen’s old fashioned tastes. But, of course, we wouldn’t have mentioned it if it was perfect.
Take another look, and you’ll see that the skirt isn’t leaving much to the imagination and it is fairly see-through. This is such a shame, because other than this the outfit it absolutely glorious. Next time, they just need to give it a test run outdoors!
A scarf to the face
Here’s the Queen pictured in a very glamorous, bright pink ensemble. However, what she wasn’t expecting to wear was the Japanese musician, Yoskiki’s, black scarf as well. Wardrobe malfunctions aren’t always due to environmental factors and can be caused by other people.
By the look on the musician’s face, she is mortified at what is happening. Imagine, trying to add an accessory to the Queen’s outfit. We think the outfit looked better without it, too!