30 Stunning Photos of Royals at the Met Gala

Even the royals sometimes take a break from their duties to attend glamorous events like the Met Gala. Past attendees have included Princess Diana, who made a statement in her formfitting navy blue gown, and Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, who has become a red carpet regular at the event.

Whenever members of the royal family are in attendance, they certainly know how to get creative across the pond with the varying themes. Here are some of their most elegant looks over the years.

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Charlotte Casiraghi, 2019

Charlotte Casiraghi is a Met Gala regular. Here, she wears a high-low Saint Laurent dress for 2019’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme.

Charlotte Casiraghi, 2019

Casiraghi poses inside the event with model Anja Rubik, fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello, actress Demi Moore, and model Amber Valletta.

Princess Beatrice, 2018

Purple is the color of royalty, so it makes sense that Princess Beatrice chose this gorgeous Alberta Ferretti number. Her bejeweled hair accessories gave a nod to that year’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme.

Princess Beatrice, 2018

Outside the event, fans could really see the movement of Princess Beatrice’s flowing dress.

Charlotte Casiraghi, 2018

Charlotte Casiraghi chose a black look for her 2018 Met Gala ensemble, wearing an asymmetrical Saint Laurent dress. Her accessories—platform boots—were a bold choice.

Charlotte Casiraghi, 2018

The royal (center) poses with actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and models Anja Rubik and Mica Arganaraz.

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, 2017

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis’s Simone Rocha dress fit the avant-garde theme of the year, which was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” and celebrated the work of designer Rei Kawakubo.

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, 2016

The year prior, Princess Elisabeth nailed the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme in a futuristic Mary Katrantzou look.

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, 2016

The back of her dress had buttons up the top, and she wore her hair in a sleek updo.

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, 2016

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece take on 2016’s machine-related theme was this silver Balmain dress.

Queen Rania of Jordan, 2016

The 2016 Met Gala was a big one for royals. Another attendee was Queen Rania of Jordan, who captured the same theme in a black and silver mesh Valentino dress.

Queen Rania of Jordan, 2016

A closer look at the Queen’s elaborate floral hair pin.

Charlotte Casiraghi, 2016

Unlike other royals at the 2016 Met Gala, who wore shades of black and silver, Charlotte Casiraghi arrived in a bright Gucci dress.

Charlotte Casiraghi, 2016

Here she is with actress Dakota Johnson, singer Florence Welch, and fashion designer Alessandro Michele.

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, 2012

Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (center) wore Valentino for the 2012’s “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” event. The theme celebrated two other iconic Italian designers: Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.

Lee Radziwill, 2010

Lee Radziwill looked elegant for the 2010 theme of “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.” She wore a flowy white gown and arrived with Reinaldo Herrera, the husband of designer Carolina Herrera.

Queen Rania of Jordan, 2007

Queen Rania of Jordan and her guest coordinated in dark-colored outfits for the “Poiret King of Fashion”-themed Met Gala. She opted for a black belted gown with capped sleeves.

Andrea Casiraghi, 2006

Casiraghi attended the Met Gala with his now wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo in 2006.

Andrea Casiraghi, 2006

While the royal chose to accessorize with a white scarf, Santo Domingo opted for a bright orange shawl.

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, 2001

Here, the Princess arrives at the event with the designer who made her gown, Valentino Garavani.

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, 2001

Princess Marie-Chantal kept her makeup minimal and allowed her diamond earrings to make a statement.

Lee Radziwill, 2001

The sister of Jackie Kennedy wasn’t going to miss this extra special Met Gala. She wore a beaded white dress for the “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years” theme, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of Jackie becoming First Lady.

Lee Radziwill, 2001

A closer view of Radziwill’s natural makeup and elegant pearl earrings gives a complete picture of her look.

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, 1999

The Princess shows off her simple gown on her husband’s arm, Prince Pavlos of Greece. The year’s theme was “Rock Style,” hence the subtle sparkles and gold hue.

Princess Alexandra Fürstenberg, 1997

The former Princess Alexandra Fürstenberg attended the Met Gala alongside her mother-in-law, Diane von Fürstenberg. That year’s theme honored yet another top designer: Gianni Versace.

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, 1995

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece looked nothing short of regal in this periwinkle gown. She arrived to the “Haute Couture” Met Gala with her husband, Prince Pavlos of Greece. Here, they chat with late designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Princess Diana, 1995

Princess Diana made the ultimate statement in this stunning Versace gown. Her bold jewelry only made her look more memorable.

Princess Diana, 1995

A closer look at Princess Diana’s look, this time, she’s wearing a matching shawl.

Princess Diana, 1995

Drink in hand, the Princess mingles with guests inside the event. Next to her is her close friend and late fashion editor Liz Tilberis.

Princess Ala von Auersperg, 1986

Princess Ala von Auersperg looked ready to party in this sparkly black ensemble, which she wore to the “Dance” Met Gala.

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