Royal wedding british hats. We took a deep dive into the world of fantastical headpieces to find out exactly why theyve become the accessory of choice for royal weddings and where exactly they originated. By gina barton and rebecca jennings may 18. Hats are part of the social fabric of special occasions in british society.
Why its not a british royal wedding without fancy hats fantastical fascinators at royal weddings are part of the social fabric of british culture. The bride groom wedding party immediate families queen elizabeth the duchess of cornwall duchess of cambridge doria raglan york wessex families princess beatrice princess eugenie duchess of york countess of wessex lady louise windsor. While hats have fallen out of style for everyday fashion they have remained as tradition at fancy shindigs like royal weddings horse races and other british formal occasions.
It has been a marathon but here is a summary of all the hats we saw at yesterdays royal wedding. Here are a few aspects of a traditional british wedding experience that differ from standard practice in the us. While meghan duchess of sussexs givenchy wedding dress may have been the sartorial highlight of the royal wedding so far the fantastical hats spotted at her big days festivities are giving.
Britains royal family exemplifies tradition and prince harry and meghan markles may 19 wedding will be the wedding of the year filled with some well known and some not so well known british customs. Queen elizabeth wore a yellow and white silk jacquard dress and jacket with the same fabric covering the. Some opted for opulence while others stuck to tradition and some looked as though they either over thought or put.
The british royals have long been close with their greek royal cousins the duke of edinburgh was after all a greek prince by birth and as such several members attended princess alexias wedding in london in 1999. And just to clarify while both hats and fascinators can be decorative they arent technically the same thing. Guests go all out with their toppers from dainty fascinators to full on wide brimmed headpieces.