The Princess of Wales reportedly cherishes these perfumes—plus 6 others that come royal-approved

Some of them might surprise you

Kate Middleton
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As a beauty editor, there is one thing that has always fascinated me—the royals' beauty routines. I'm obsessed with knowing, for example, what nail polish the Princess of Wales wears and also what Meghan Markle's go-to skincare products are. 

But unlike every other celebrity out there, whose beauty routines I can crack fairly easily with just a quick message to their glam squad or scroll on their Instagram, the beauty routines of the royals are shrouded in secrecy. Not only is it very rare that they themselves would utter a product name (they can't be seen to be promoting anything, after all), the same rules also apply to their beauty teams.

The royals' favourite beauty products are instead shared in hushed whispers between industry insiders—and I've been privy to a few of these conversations over the years. However, if there's one thing I'm really interested in knowing it's the royals' perfume choices. 

You see, when it comes to shopping for the best perfume, I always find that recommendation plays a key part in finding the best scent. In fact, I believe that asking someone what perfume they wear is a very quick way to find a whole lot out about them. So, I did some digging—and what I found was somewhat surprising. 

While, of course, it's near on impossible to confirm that these perfumes have 100% been worn by the royals (although there are a couple of absolute definites), I've got a pretty good feeling they're accurate rumours. So here goes, the exact perfumes the royals are believed to have worn over the years...

Catherine, Princess of Wales

1. Illuminum London White Gardenia Petals

2. Jo Malone London Orange Blossom

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

3. Givenchy Dahlia Divin

4. Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell

5. Oribe Cote D'Azur

Diana, Princess of Wales

6. Penhaligon's Bluebell

7. Van Cleef & Arpels First

Queen Elizabeth II

8. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue

Shannon Lawlor
Executive Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is the Executive Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. With nearly a decade of experience working for some of the beauty industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear, Glamour UK, Stylist and Refinery29, Shannon’s aim is to make the conversation around beauty as open, relatable and honest as possible. As a self-confessed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for hard-working perfumes, fool-proof make-up products and does-it-all skincare.