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12 Inspirational Wedding Beauty Looks Courtesy of These Royal Princesses

Pretty pretty princesses.

Princesses can teach us all a thing or two about marrying well, building a timeless wardrobe and working an updo under a heavy crown. Here, a look at some of the most iconic royal women in honour of Princess Diana's birthday.

1) Princess Diana

The beloved Princess of Wales, referred to as the People's Princess, was as much a fashion icon as she was a humanitarian.

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2) The Princess Diaries

Anne Hathaway plays Mia Thermopolis, awkward teen and heir to the Genovian throne who gets—what else?—a glamorous makeover worthy of a newly minted royal.

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3) Grace Kelly

On paper, Kelly's life reads like a fairytale (it wasn't always quite)—American girl turns Hollywood star turns Princess of Monaco who leaves a lasting legacy on the fashion and beauty world.

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4) Meghan Markle

For the Duchess of Sussex's nuptials to Prince Harry, makeup artist Daniel Martin applied a natural make-up look to keep the focus on the wedding dress by Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller.

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5) Marie Antoinette

Kirsten Dunst played up the Queen of France's love of luxury, make-up and major hair in Sofia Coppola's modern retelling.

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6) Duchess of Cambridge

Whether it's an Issa dress or a pair of coral denim jeans, everything Kate Middleton wears turns to sold out.

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7) Cinderella

Make-up artist Naomi Donne covered Lily James in crystals as part of the actress' transformation into Disney's most iconic princess.

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8) Princess of Hanover

Grace Kelly passed on lessons in timeless style and class to her eldest daughter, the famously private Caroline.

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9) Queen Letizia of Spain

Known for her brains and beauty, the former journalist turns out chic, tailored-to-perfection looks for every appearance.

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10) Padmé Amidala

Star Wars' young queen of Naboo, played by Natalie Portman, knew the power of an elaborate wardrobe and dramatic headpieces.

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11) Princess of Monaco

The former Olympic swimmer has the bronzed-and-blonde A-list bombshell thing down pat, thanks to mother-in-law Grace Kelly.

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12) The Princess Bride

Robin Wright got her big break as Princess Buttercup in the cult classic film about a beautiful country girl who never wanted a life of royalty.

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