God Save the Queen, Princess, Duchess…


Are you sitting down? Are you ready for this news? Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is abdicating her throne in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. Regarding her (relatively) surprising decision, the 74-year-old monarch said simply that "the responsibility for our nation should now rest in the hands of a new generation."

Not only did this news prompt us to learn a fun new word ("abdicating") and a fun fact (there is a Dutch royal family), it inspired us to take a look back at our favorite royals, both on-screen (e.g., Cate as Elizabeth, Princess Buttercup, Jasmine) and in real life (Kate, Noor, Rania, Elizabeth II, Letizia). Enjoy!

Oh, and if we've made any glaring omissions, help us out in the comments.

[1] Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I, [2] Princess Jasmine, [3] Grace Kelly, [4] Queen Beatrix, [5] Princess Margaret, [6] Princess Diana, [7] Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette, [8] Charlotte Casiraghi, [9] Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala, [10] Robyn Wright as Princess Buttercup, [11] Queen Elizabeth II, [12] Letizia Ortiz, Princess of Asturias, [13] Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, [14] Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria, [15] Queen Noor, [16] Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts, [17] Queen Rania, [18] Queen Grimhilde from Snow White.

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  • beautyconnoisseur

    That's the Snow White queen, not the Sleeping Beauty one. Happy to be of service!

    • Annika

      She's even holding the heart box!

    • ITGNick

      You guys are right! Keeping us honest...(Post updated) Thanks!

  • Em

    You missed Princess Mary of Denmark, there is an entire tumblr dedicated to her awesomeness! http://hrhmaryftw.tumblr.com You're welcome :)

    • ITGNick

      Love a royal tumblr.

    • Adrienne Angelos

      This is amazing.

  • bisbee

    No, that is the Queen in Sleeping Beauty!

    • bisbee

      Oops - my mistake!

  • bluesky557

    I love all of you guys, but I'm kind of sad that you didn't know the word "abdicating" before today.

    • ITGNick

      We were kidding! :)

      • bluesky557

        Thank god! :)

  • Bluefrenchie

    Future queen Victoria of Sweden and her sister princess Madeleine!

  • http://www.style-abuse.blogspot.com/ Marcia

    Excuse me but where is the Princess of Genovia?

  • Adrienne Angelos

    She's not a queen or princess, but the (The?) Childlike Empress is definitely royal and reigning.

  • http://thecornerapartment.com/ Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment

    I love seeing all this "royalty" together. Too funny!

  • CFH

    the queen of sweden frequently does some nutso-awesome things with her hair: http://tinyurl.com/dx6cusz

  • Martine

    And have you noticed the wife of Willem-Alexander, our future queen Maxima! She is really a great women; beautiful, warm hearted and a great sense of style! You should add a photo of her :-). As a dutch citizin I'm looking forward to our new king and queen although I'm also feeling a little bit sad that our queen Beatrix will abdicate.

  • http://twitter.com/Alouette_Jolly Ada

    Beautiful pictures!

  • http://twitter.com/Chewing_The_Fad Deb Johnson

    In response to a few commenters requesting on an earlier post you do a Black History Month selection of beauties, can you possibly add Queen Latifah to this edit? ;)


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