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The Best Dressed Royal Is a Four-Year-Old in Sweden

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It may be a shocking revelation that Kate Middleton, what with her perfect blowouts and parade of pastel coats, is not the best-dressed royal in the world. Nor is it Prince George, despite his expertise at pairing elbow patches with tiny backpacks. Instead, according to vigorous and highly scientific photo research, that honor must officially be bestowed upon Princess Estelle of Sweden, who as of today, is four years old.

In order to prove said hypothesis, here are Princess Estelle's most on-trend, perfectly styled outfits thus far, beginning in chronological order with this avant-garde bonnet she wore during the King's 66th birthday celebration:

Photo: JONAS EKSTROMER/Getty Images

There was her christening dress, which she appeared real psyched about:

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Here she is modeling a functional headpiece designed for maximum coziness on her mom's 35th birthday:

Photo: Danny Martindale/Getty Images

And here, she's wearing a utilitarian jumpsuit at the Nordic Ski World Championships, which was probably designed by like, Hood By Air or something:

Photo: LISE ASERUD/Getty Images

Here, we can safely assume Estelle is ironically appropriating the trope of the baby sailor outfit:

Photo: Anna Lu Lundholm/Getty Images

Not to be upstaged by her mom, she even dared to wear white to a wedding (!!):

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Here, she debuts a highly on-trend monochrome ensemble:

Photo: Julian Parker/Getty Images

Even at boring grown-up events, she managed to flash the baby version of Blue Steel:


There was the time she rode a swan in entirely gingham:

Photo: Mark Cuthbert/Getty Images

And the time she had to watch a different baby wear the same christening dress she wore:

Photo: Anna Lu Lundholm /Getty Images

Pretty sure Lana Del Rey wore this exact outfit once:

Photo: Mark Cuthbert/Getty Images

She wore jeans, a cardigan, and Adidas in the summer of 2014, right at the height of normcore:

Photo: Mark Cuthbert/Getty Images

There was this baller ski suit (again, 99% chance that it's made by some high streetwear brand):

Photo: Handout/Getty Images

Which was swiftly upstaged by this coat:

Photo: Handout/Getty Images

She then perfected the art of the umbrella-cessory:

Photo: Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

And tread confidently into monochrome territory once more:

Photo: Mark Cuthbert/Getty Images

And finally, here she is in today's official portrait:

A very happy fourth birthday to the most fashionable royal in the entire world.