The One Pair Of Sunglasses British Royals Love

When Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry attended an event in Lille, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge earlier this month, their style was undeniably similar.

The three royals sat side-by-side, wearing striped ties under business suits adorned with their military medals and Canadian remembrance poppies that were pinned to their lapels. The one fashion item that really connected them, though, was the dark sunglasses worn by all three.

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The two younger princes wore dark Ray-Bans, while their father sported a similar pair of what looked like Persols. Their inspiration may go back to one of America’s nattiest presidents, John F. Kennedy, who regularly wore Ray-Bans for official functions.

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What made JFK’s look memorable and “shaped 20th-century American style,” Kate Betts wrote in Time, was its “cool factor” including, of course, those Ray-Bans.

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Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

It’s nice to see that young leaders and style icons are still embracing the look today.

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Shop our picks of the best sunglasses above.

From: Town & Country

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