This article originally featured in Fabulous Online: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6275646/lady-amelia-windsor-parents-royal-wedding/
MEGHAN Markle may currently be known as the House of Windsor’s most glamorous lady – but she’s got stiff competition.
At just 23, It girl Lady Amelia Windsor has modelled for D&G and been dubbed “Britain’s most beautiful royal”.
Who is Lady Amelia Windsor and who are her parents?
Sometimes figuring out who’s who on the Royal Family tree can be tricky, so here goes…
Lady Amelia Windsor is the second daughter and youngest child of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews.
Her grandfather is the Duke of Kent, who is first cousin to the Queen.
So technically, that makes her 38th in line to the throne.
Amelia is the youngest of three children.
She has an older sister, Lady Marina Windsor, and a brother, Edward Windsor.
She read French and Italian at Edinburgh University.
What modelling has Lady Amelia Windsor done?
Lady Amelia Windsor’s royal pedigree and model looks have seen her take to the catwalk, appear on the cover of Tatler and become a regular at London Fashion Week.
Dubbed “Britain’s most beautiful royal”, Amelia (Mel to her friends) first drew attention at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2016.
Wearing a pleated black and white dress by Chanel, the English rose was hailed for her chic style – and has appeared on Best Dressed lists ever since.
In an interview with The Telegraph the young royal talked about her unwavering love affair with fashion, Instagram and her passion for eco-conscious style.
Learning French and Italian at university seems to be all part of Amelia’s plan to work in the fashion industry.
Her CV is already punctuated with sought-after roles (it evidently helps to have “Windsor” attached to your name) – Azzedine Alaia, Dolce & Gabbana and Bulgari are just a few major fashion houses she’s done work experience for.
On working with Azzedine Alaia, the young royal said: “I felt incredibly honoured to have met him and be in his presence for a short but amazing time.”
She’s also interned at jewellery house Bulgari, calling it “the ultimate Italian experience”.
She caused a stir by posing for the cover of Tatler on a topless model.
What does Lady Amelia Windsor wear?
When it comes to putting together an outfit, Lady Amelia is a little more contemporary than classic.
Her favourite go-to labels are Burberry, Alexander McQueen and J.W. Anderson, designers known for their cutting-edge cuts and modern approach to fashion.
Despite insisting that one of her main style influences is her own aunt, Lady Helen Windsor (who was Giorgio Armani’s muse for 17 years), Amelia also finds style inspiration in the street.
She said: “Sitting on a bus and just seeing someone opposite you can inspire a new idea for a look.”
However, Amelia’s real passion is eco-conscious style.
“We’re all aware of the huge plastic crisis and the effect it’s having on our planet,” she’s told The Telegraph.
“Fashion is a key role in that, but then also there are ways we can deal with it.
“Stella McCartney is someone to look up to in that sense, she makes the bigger point in her collection that you can be sustainable and stylish.
“That should be something that everyone looks for when they shop now”.
What is Lady Amelia Windsor’s fashion line?
Amelia launched a fashion collection with Penelope Chilvers in mid-2018, and revealed the pieces were designed to make a statement on Instagram.
Of her favourite social media channel, she’s said: “I go on too much, I need to control myself.”
Her obsession appears to be a canny one – she’s been getting paid for sponsored Instagram posts.
Amelia’s collection with Penelope, however, was all for a good cause.
Twenty per cent of the proceeds were donated to the War Child charity, a cause which is very close to her heart.
“The work they do is really crucial because conflict is one of the biggest horrors that happens in the world,” she’s said.
Did Lady Amelia Windsor go to the Royal Wedding?
The Sun Online exclusively revealed that Lady Amelia Windsor was snubbed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and she was not invited to their wedding.
A friend said: “They were a little surprised not to be invited as they were looking forward to going.
“Amelia is creating quite a name for herself with her modelling and Instagram posts.
“Perhaps Harry just wanted to keep the family invited to a small number or maybe he didn’t want anyone upstaging the bride.”
Lady Amelia and Lady Marina are William and Harry’s third cousins.