These Barbour jackets are beloved by the royals — and they're perfect for spring

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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barbour, three pictures of queen elizabeth, kate middleton, and princess diana wearing dark green barbour jackets
From Queen Elizabeth to Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, these Barbour jackets are in every royal's spring wardrobe (Photos via Getty)

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At the end of the day, we're simple people: if we see a royal wearing a (semi) affordable brand, odds are, we're going to want it for ourselves.

The case couldn't be more true for the Buckingham Palace-approved brand Barbour. Not only have Barbour jackets been spotted on the who's-who of royals over the past 30-something years (we're talking Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Queen Elizabeth herself) but the British heritage brand has actually earned three Royal Warrants commending its high-quality designs.

kate middleton in baseball cap and blue quilted barbour jacket, blue jeans, and pink sweater
The Duchess of Cambridge in her Barbour Longshore jacket in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)

If you're looking to upgrade your spring wardrobe with one of these iconic coats, scroll below to shop some of our favourites, including the lightweight Flyweight Quilted Jacket (shop here in the U.S., here in Canada) that's been called "my new favourite jacket" by Nordstrom shoppers.

Barbour Flyweight Quilted Jacket (Shop in U.S.)

Barbour Flyweight Quilted Jacket (Shop in Canada)

white model wearing blue jeans and navy blue Barbour Flyweight Quilted Jacket in Navy (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Flyweight Quilted Jacket in Navy (Photo via Nordstrom)

$200 at Nordstrom U.S.

$255 at Nordstrom Canada

The details

The British heritage brand has earned the royal seal of approval — and for good reason. With elegant diamond quilting and burnished goldtone hardware, this lightweight Barbour jacket is a spring staple for any wardrobe, royal or otherwise.

The lightweight coat features roomy snap-closure pockets at the front with enough room for your cards, phone, and keys and is available in three colours at Nordstrom U.S. and one colour at Nordstrom Canada. However, the stock is flying off the (virtual) shelves, so you'll want to act quickly if you want to take one home.

Why shoppers love it

Keeping in company with Queen Elizabeth, the Barbour brand has earned the seal of approval from Nordstrom shoppers, with users commenting the Flyweight Quilted coat is the "perfect spring jacket."

"It's lightweight, has a good length and simple, classy styling — no overwhelming buckles, buttons, or zippers," writes one shopper. "It's hard to beat Barbour quality, and for the price, this is a deal!"

"I love this jacket. It's perfect for in-between weather. It is very light and it's really easy to pack for just a little warmth at night," says another user. "I'm 62, so even though it is a very young-looking jacket, I think it easily spans the ages!!"

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It's the "perfect spring jacket," writes a third shopper. It's "not boxy, and shows off your waist."

However, one thing to note: a handful of shoppers note the jacket (and the brand, in general) runs large.

I sized up and it "fits like a glove and is very flattering and feminine," however, "it leaves very little room for anything underneath and the neck is almost too tight."

"I am normally a size 8, but I ordered up to a size 10, and I'm glad I did," writes another shopper.

To shop more jackets from royal-approved brand Barbour, check out our picks below.

Barbour Beadnell Summer Quilted Jacket (Shop in U.S.)

Barbour Beadnell Summer Quilted Jacket (Shop in Canada)

blonde model in blue jeans and black Barbour Beadnell Summer Quilted Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Beadnell Summer Quilted Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)

$250 at Nordstrom U.S.

$335 at Nordstrom Canada

Barbour Camilla Trench Coat (Shop in U.S.)

Barbour Camilla Trench Coat (Shop in Canada)

black model with curly hair in white Barbour Camilla Trench Coat (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Camilla Trench Coat (Photo via Nordstrom)

$400 at Nordstrom U.S.

$510 at Nordstrom Canada

Barbour Beadnell Waxed Cotton Jacket

blonde model in blue jeans and dark green Barbour Beadnell Waxed Cotton Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Beadnell Waxed Cotton Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)

$395 at Nordstrom U.S.

Barbour Summer Liddesdale Quilted Jacket

model wearing black jeans and light beige Barbour Summer Liddesdale Quilted Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Summer Liddesdale Quilted Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)

$180 at Nordstrom U.S.

Barbour Astley Quilted Coat

model in white pants and striped sweater and dark olive green Barbour Astley Quilted Coat (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Astley Quilted Coat (Photo via Nordstrom)

$350 at Nordstrom U.S.

Barbour Philippa Quilted Coat

woman in white sweater, black pants, and white buttoned Barbour Philippa Quilted Coat (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Philippa Quilted Coat (Photo via Nordstrom)

$300 at Nordstrom U.S.

Barbour Grassmere Quilted Jacket

red hair model in dark green Barbour Grassmere Quilted Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)
Barbour Grassmere Quilted Jacket (Photo via Nordstrom)

$300 at Nordstrom U.S.

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