Move over, Kate Middleton, the fashion world officially has a new favorite royal muse: Lady Amelia Windsor. In what we can only describe as a Dolce double whammy, the 21-year-old was selected to walk in Dolce & Gabbana’s “secret” S/S’18 show at Milan’s Bar Martini (her third runway outing for the Italian label) before sitting front row at the brand’s on-schedule runway outing the next day. With her sartorial star set to rise and rise, here’s your need-to-know on Prince George‘s well-dressed cousin.
Lady Amelia is the 36th in line to the throne.
Born on Aug. 24, 1995, to George Windsor, the Earl of St Andrews, and Sylvana Tomaselli (a Cambridge historian, no less), Amelia is the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent, the Queen’s first cousin. Got it?
Tatler crowned her “the most beautiful member of the Royal Family.”
That’s quite the accolade coming from the glossy English magazine of high society, who placed Amelia upon their cover last year. She’s since signed with Storm Models, the agency which famously discovered Kate Moss.
She made her catwalk debut for Dolce & Gabbana.
For the Italian brand’s A/W’17 show back in February, Lady Amelia joined a cast that featured non-models, social media stars, and a handful of the second-generation Primrose Hill set (including Rafferty Law and Anais Gallagher), as well as another British aristo: Princess Diana‘s niece, Lady Kitty Spencer. The 21-year-old headed down the runway in a black lace co-ord with floral embellishment, appropriately accessorized with a tiara.
She’s studying at Edinburgh University.
Enrolled in a four-year French and Italian degree, she recently studied abroad in Paris and Rome.
She’s eyeing a career in fashion beyond the catwalk.
She’s already interned at Chanel, and Amelia has made it clear that she’s keen to carve out a niche in the fashion world, whether that’s on or off the catwalk. “I would love to make a contribution to any aspect behind the creative process,” she revealed to Vogue this year. “On my year abroad I want to really further my understanding of every aspect of a fashion house: from the making of the fabrics to the production of a catwalk show.”
Unlike other royals, she’s an Instagram regular.
We’re still coming to terms with that fact that Kate, Prince William, and Prince Harry are unlikely to ever share snaps from weekends at Sandringham or out-takes from Prince George’s birthday photoshoots with the general public, and that we’ll have to make do with the official @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account instead.
Even Meghan Markle has reined in the motivational quotes on social media since going public with Prince Harry last year. For minor royals, however, the rules don’t apply, and Amelia’s Instagram account @amelwindsor is filled with enviable holiday shots, blurry Glastonbury Festival pics, and well-curated brunches.
She’s not to be confused with Lady Amelia Spencer.
Lady Amelia Spencer is the niece of Princess Diana, first cousin of William and Harry, and younger sister of Lady Amelia Windsor’s fellow Dolce catwalk model, Lady Kitty Spencer.
Her personal style is laidback but fashion forward.
She’s sat front row for the likes of Burberry and Sonia Rykiel and sports directional choices (such as a structured shirt-dress from the former for the recent Serpentine Summer Party) for public appearances, but Amelia’s main style mantra is “comfort first.”
“You’ll regret wearing agonizing shoes when you want to boogie on the dance floor, and always remember to bring a clutch or bag which has a zip to keep everything secure so your belongings don’t fly across the room when you’re twirling around,” she advised Tatler readers.
This article was written by Katie Rosseinsky and originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia.
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