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Royals of all varieties — music (Beyoncé), sports (Serena Williams) and, uh, actual nobility, turned out this week in Britain. Here’s how they fared in the style games.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé: B-

Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles'The Lion King' film premiere, London, UK - 14 Jul 2019

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles  Richard Young/Shutterstock

Jay-Z has found his trademark look with the Seventies-inspired tuxedo, which suits him well, together with a slightly longer hairstyle. But it’s Beyoncé who gets all the attention, with this golden shower of a dress. We obviously love Queen B, but the metallic draping hugs her in all the wrong places. Maybe this ensemble would be more appropriate for a holiday tree-trimming party.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex: A-

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex'The Lion King' film premiere, London, UK - 14 Jul 2019Wearing Jason Wu, Dress, Shoes By Aquazzura,Black Clutch Bag, Silk, Butterfly Clasp, Handbag, Purse, Satin, Bag By Gucci

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex  David Fisher/Shutterstock

This is a very coordinated effort. Harry always exudes effortless elegance, and this peak lapel one-button tuxedo feels modern while still being very appropriate for a young royal. The design and execution of Meghan’s dress work well for a new mother without being matronly. The sheer detail is very elegant and the simple stilettos are perfect.

Serena Williams: B+

Editorial use onlyMandatory Credit: Photo by NIC BOTHMA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10333583dn)Serena Williams of the USA reacts after losing against Simona Halep of Romania during their final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 13 July 2019.Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom - 13 Jul 2019

Serena Williams  NIC BOTHMA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

She is known for creating her own dress code rules on the court. Serena matches Wimbledon’s strict all-white rule but takes the tradition and adds some zing with the cutouts. The white skinny headband feels very Greek goddess.

Simona Halep: B+

Simona Halep celebrates victory in her Ladies' Singles finalWimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 12, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 13 Jul 2019

Simona Halep  Javier Garcia/BPI/Shutterstock

This might feel generic on someone else, but Halep’s strength and victory pull off the simple yet effective ensemble. And what’s not to love about an Eighties throwback white visor?

Roger Federer: A-

Roger Federer during his Men's Singles finalWimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 13, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 14 Jul 2019

Roger Federer  Dave Shopland/BPI/Shutterstock

The Uniqlo logo is minimal enough, respecting tennis heritage, while still providing a touch of color. He’s a winner in our book with this sweatband — very reminiscent of Björn Borg.

Novak Djokovic: B

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory in his Men's Singles finalWimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 13, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 14 Jul 2019

Novak Djokovic  Ella Ling/BPI/Shutterstock

Nothing is more classically tennis than a white Lacoste polo. The oversized alligator on the shirt makes it new, but we’re thankful that other logos throughout are done in a smaller size.

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