For all of Prince George's recent efforts to forge his own path, from declining playtime with Princess Charlotte to making his public debut as a goth, on Thursday, he joined a host of his royal family members on Tatler's 2018 Best Dressed List—the magazine's, and at this point, the country's, annual sartorial ranking of Brits. He still certainly stands out from the rest, though, at the very least for simply being all of five years old.
Prince George has, to be fair, made quite a departure from the matching striped ensembles Prince Harry and Prince William could be seen in at that age, which hasn't escaped the former's notice: "I genuinely think she got satisfaction in dressing William and myself up in the most bizarre outfits. Also, shiny shoes," he said recently of their mother in this year's HBO documentary about Princess Diana.
If he's as bitter as Prince Harry sounds about that, William might have more to do with Prince George's typical adorable, uniform-like looks, which Tatler described as "Christopher Robin chic," than you may think. Typically, they've been chalked up to George's mom, Kate Middleton, who joined him on this year's list, landing the magazine's praise for sartorial quirks of the Duchess's that have previously brought her criticism, like carrying over her habit of rewearing dresses to this year's royal wedding.
Predictably enough, the list also includes newfound royal Meghan Markle. And on the other end of the age spectrum from Prince George is 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, who we must say has been particularly on point with her monochromatic looks as of late. (She even stole the spotlight from Markle during their first official engagement last month, when she turned up in a dazzlingly lime green number.)
Royals reigned over this year's list, with additions like Lady Amelia Windsor and Duchess Camilla of Cornwall (for "giving millinery a good name"). But a wide-ranging set of names was also thrown in there, too: Amal Clooney comes as no surprise, but it's definitely a milestone of sorts for Dua Lipa, the singer who made her mainstream breakthrough in 2017.
Harry Styles, on the other hand, just might take the cake when it comes to choice picks for keeping company with the Queen. Come to think of it, ever since Styles has become a Gucci convert, their respective senses of style has surprisingly come to resemble each other's more and more as of late.
And while there were royals aplenty, there was in fact at least one royally reckless oversight. Alas, Princess Anne. There's always next year.