Is Princess Beatrice Taking Kate Middleton's Crown As Most Stylish Royal?

The Duchess is out of the public eye for now, but Beatrice is upping her game

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She may be know for her style and wardrobe choices, but that doesn't mean she regularly scores a hit. In fact, Princess Beatrice's name has become almost synonymous with style misses, after a serious of fashion faux pas that marked her out as more Royle Famile than royal family.

Yes, we're talking that royal wedding pretzel hat by Philip Treacy (the only hat we know of to have inspired international Facebook groups and dinner conversation), and slightly strange choice of headwear (maroon, 20s-style) at the Epsom derby this year (2013).

But as Kate Middleton takes a break from her public duties for the final stages of her pregnancy, we can't help but wonder whether the Duchess has passed on some style advice to the younger royal.

Princess Beatrice steps out for Ascot (WENN)

First there was the striking jacket that Princess Bea stepped out in for The Queen's 60th coronation anniversary that did all the right things to nip in her waist and lengthen her legs.

And then we spotted her arriving at Ascot for Ladies Day, in an unusually demure fascinator and chic navy dress.

Princess Beatrice back on Easter Sunday (WENN)

Is Beatrice the new royal to watch? Watch this space...

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Kate Middleton in her 1000 pound Erdem dress in April (Steve Searle/WENN)