Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Royal Hats -

"Fashion is a kind of communication. It's a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself."

British weddings have many traditions which the Royal Wedding followed. (i.e. A 'wedding breakfast' reception, the bridesmaids wearing white, Hen & Stag nights, bridesmaids are young, etc.)  And one English tradition that everyone observed was the over-the-top hats.

Ladies came out with hats in all shapes, sizes, colors and even some of the men followed suit.

What did you think of all of the hats?

The Queen in a bright yellow hat.  I think she was one of my favorites!

Carol Middleton - The Mother of the Bride

The Duchess of Cornwall aka Prince Charles' Wife looked lovely

Princess Anne - Prince Charles' younger sister matched her purple hat to her floral jacket.  A little much for my taste...

Princess Michael of Kent - I love this one!  Simple but still makes a statement.

Princess Letizia of Spain
I think this one is a too matronly and really ages her.

Chelsy Davy aka Prince Harry's gal. 
I was disappointed in her choice... it was a little too understated.

Miriam Gonzalez
Love how fun & bright this one is!

Zara Phillips looking very sophisticated

Sophie, Countess of Wessex
This hat makes me wish we wore hats to weddings in the US so I could rock something like this!

And last, but not least, two of the most talked about hats from the Royal Wedding....
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
They're certainly my least favorites, but definitely memorable!

All photos via People


  1. Ya, I really didn't like Princess Beatrice's hat, kinda reminded me of Minnie Mouse...lol

  2. I really loved Sophie's...

  3. Great round up! My daughters thought Princess Beatrice was Lady Gaga!:)

  4. i went to a friend's wedding and they are both british so we all rocked the fancy hats, it was so much fun!

  5. I love this post. And I LOVE hats. My favorite was Princess Michael of Kent. Very nice.

  6. I love that you posted so many! I just couldnt believe those last two girls, and they were Prince William's cousins!! Crazy hats! I loved the Queens and the Mother of the brides hat! :)

  7. i loved all the hats! so amazing. The Queen looked so cute didnt she haha. i love her in the yellow. and Kate mum just looked amazing! xx

  8. Princess Letizia's was my FAVORITE! I can't believe you don't like it!