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The most stylish royal maternity looks, from Meghan Markle to Tengku Iman

Royals sure know how to dress the bump. From Asia to Europe, we round up our favourite outfits worn by royal mothers-to-be.

The most stylish royal maternity looks, from Meghan Markle to Tengku Iman

Meghan Markle arrives with Prince Harry to the Endeavour Fund Awards in 2019, dressed in a bespoke Givenchy skirt and shirt. (Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP)

Earlier this week, news broke that Meghan Markle is expecting her second child. We’re excited to see the Duchess of Sussex, an acclaimed style icon in the fashion world, step out once again with her take on stylish, polished maternity looks.

While we wait, here’s a look back at some of our favourite outfits worn by royal mothers-to-be.




Princess Diana was known for her over-the-top maternity fashion. The 1980s style icon loved dressing her bump, though admittedly, some of her looks might be too dated for today. Here she is pictured at the Royal Academy in 1984, wearing a white flow-y dress and the Spencer Family tiara.


(Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP) ​​​​​​​

The Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Endeavour Fund Awards in 2019 dressed in a bespoke Givenchy skirt and shirt, back when she was pregnant with Archie. The modern royal completed the look with Aquazurra pumps and a black clutch.



We also loved the one-shouldered black gown she wore for her surprise appearance at the Fashion Awards 2018. The dress was also by Givenchy, and Meghan wore Mellon gold sandals and Pippa Small jewellery to match.


(Photo: Chris Jackson/AFP)

The Duchess of Cambridge has stayed true to her elegant sense of style through each of her three pregnancies. In 2018, Kate wore a dreamy forest green Jenny Packham dress to the BAFTAs. The dress featured an empire waistline with a black ribbon that flowed over her bump.

(Photo: Arthur Edwards/AFP)

In March of the same year, Kate stepped up for a visit to the Pegasus Primary School in Oxford, England, wearing a cream wool coat from UK brand JoJo Maman Bebe’s maternity line.




The wife of Johor’s Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Idris is pregnant with the couple’s fourth baby. Just last week, Che Puan Khaleeda posted a mirror selfie dressed in a chic wool dress, paired with an Hermes Birkin bag on her Instagram account. 

“A selfie with my growing belly,” she captioned the picture.




The daughter of Malaysia’s current King gave birth to her first son in 2019. Here, she’s a vision of elegance, sporting her baby bump while dressed in a cream-coloured baju kurung with lace detailing.




The Queen of Bhutan was the world’s youngest queen when she married her husband, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, at just 21 years old. On her Instagram account, she’s mostly seen dressed in Bhutan’s traditional outfit, also known as a kira. 

Similarly, the Queen dressed the bump in a red and blue kira for this photo, taken in 2015 when the royal couple announced their first pregnancy. 

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Source: CNA/st(ds)