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Princess Diana 1988

Diana wore a scarlet Chanel suit when she arrived in Paris in October 1988 [Photo: PA]

Following Karl Lagerfeld's death, all the times the royals have worn Chanel

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent

Having been at the helm of Chanel since 1983 until his death on Tuesday, Karl Lagerfeld has dressed everyone from A-listers to supermodels and royalty.

The German-born artistic director once said of the Queen: “She is never ridiculous; she is flawless. For this job, in our day, she is perfect.”

He reportedly even begged his parents to buy him his first TV set so he could watch Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953.

Princess Diana dressed head-to-toe in Chanel for her first official to Paris in 1988 and owned a number of now iconic pastel skirt suits.

She reportedly no longer wanted to wear accessories with the interlocking double C logo after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996. The initials apparently reminded her of Charles and his then-lover Camilla Parker Bowles, but she did continue to wear her couture pieces.

Camilla, now Duchess of Cornwall, has stayed loyal to a pair of monochrome pumps by the French fashion house for more than a decade now.

But it’s not just the older generation who have worn the fashion house’s wares. The Duchess of Cambridge thrilled when she wore a tweed Chanel coat dress and burgundy enamel bag for a visit to Paris in 2017.

While the Duchess of Sussex hasn’t publicly worn any of Lagerfeld’s pieces as a member of the Royal Family, the mum-to-be has been spotted carrying the Chanel ‘Gabrielle’ bag previously.

Take a look at all the royals who have worn Chanel.

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