The Crown in Vintage Sunglasses

Helen Bonham Carter playing Princess Margaret in The Crown Netflix, wearing vintage sunglasses.

So I can safely say that I am currently 100% obsessed with The Crown on Netflix. When I am not living my best eyewear life, it's Netflix, chilling with a G&T and ogling at Tobias Menzies who plays Prince Philip. 

So today when I heard that we will all have to wait till 2022 for the next series I thought what better way to spend my afternoon than researching sunglasses that have appeared on The Crown, or been spotted on real life royalty. 

So first we have Princess Margaret from the series, sporting a 1980's oversized frame. The frame is made of acetate and features a crystal bridge. Very similar in style to our Piave Linea in brown.  

Princess Margaret, The Crown Netflix wearing vintage sunglasses.

Moving onto Princess Diana, spotted on a skiing trip wearing Oliver Goldsmith Rio sunglasses. The princess was a fashion icon in the 80's and 90's and even today has a great impact, check out the sell out Sheep Sweater  that the world has gone crazy for. The princess was a great fan of Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses, and sported many pairs, along with Prince Charles, including the Berwick model which features later. 

Princess Diana wearing Rio by Oliver Goldsmith vintage sunglasses

This next image was taken between the 22nd February and the 7th March 1977 in New Zealand. Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Philip travelled as part of a Commonwealth tour to mark the Queen's Silver (25th) Jubilee. Not only are her sunglasses fantastic, but we love the pairing of her dress and turban like headdress. Below are a pair of original 1950's Thurgar Bollé vintage sunglasses which we think are similar to the pair worn. 

The Queen wearing vintage sunglasses in New Zealand 1977

Now it's back to Princess Diana wearing the Oliver Goldsmith Berwick, which was first launched in 1979. Originally thought to be Prince Charles frame, we feel Diana rocked them with more style. We have one Berwick in stock which was hand made in Japan. 

Princess Diana wearing Berwick vintage sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith

Played by Helena Bonham Carter in The Crown, Princess Margaret is seen sporting some sensational vintage sunglasses including this 1950's model. We paired it with Club Cat  an authentic 1950's vintage sunglasses frame, which would have worked incredibly well with the green feather trimmed dress she dons. 

Princess Margaret in The Crown Netflix, wearing 1950's vintage sunglasses.

Keeping with Princess Margarets character in The Crown, she sports an oversized oval acetate frame. This image helps to depict the Princess' character which, born August 21st Princess Margaret is a quintessential Leo. Enthusiastic, passionate, confident and generous are all traits to be seen in the series. A suitable sunglass, Anglo American Optical Aurora teams well with the shape and ideology behind her pictured pair. 

Princess Margaret The Crown Netflix, wearing oval vintage sunglasses

We had to make sure we featured the most loved sheep jumper of all time, so here it is, sporting the most fabulous collar. Princess Diana is pictured below watching a polo match at Guards Polo Club, Egham, Surrey.  Again she is wearing an 1980's oversized pair of sunglasses from Oliver Goldsmith. We teamed this look with a pair of authentic Christian Dior Monsieur 2300A frames. 

Princess Diana at the Guards Polo Club, wearing famous sheep jumper, peter pan collar and oversized vintage sunglasses.

Last but by no means least we have Princess Anne. Known for her sporty sunglasses we found this image of her sporting a pair of vintage aviator frames with mirrored lenses. We matched her style with this vintage Cébé 200 Special Sport edition. The Princess Royal is known for her love of horses and has had a successful equestrian career, competing in the Olympic Games and numerous european three day event championships.. The Princess Royal, Anne is also the President of the British Olympic Association.  

Princess Anne wearing vintage sports sunglasses


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