York Royal Wedding: Royal Guests

The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank included a handful of other royal guests, beginning with the Greek royal family. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal topped her delicate pink lace dress in a pale pink button percher with a spray of intricate pink silk handmade flowers. Her daughter, Princess Maria-Olympia, paired her vibrant pink patterned Dolce and Gabbana dress with a sculptural headpiece in silver lace. Both millinery designs are deceptively complex but make fantastic compliments to their respective frocks.

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Designer: Both are Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Both are new
Princess Ekaterina of Hanover had the most interesting hat of the day, a wide brimmed saucer in greige animal printed straw, trimmed with rows of pheasant feathers that look like rows of lion fish. The hat is so out there photos of it look photoshopped (I’ve done several doubletakes!) and I can only imagine the GIFs it will inspire.
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Designer: Suzanne Couture Millinery
Previously Worn: Princess Ekaterina’s mother-in-law, Chantal Hochuli, originally wore this hat years ago 
Chantal Hochuli (former Princess Chantal of Hanover) wore a large round black percher hat trimmed with white flowers and black feathers while Princess Alessandra of Hanover topped her green and purple Andrew GN dress with a magenta teardrop percher of pleated straw, wrapped in a matching swath of net veil.

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Designers: Chantal’s is unknown. Alessandra’s hat is from Spanish brand Mimoki
This group includes millinery that fits classification as both beautiful and bizarre- what do you think of these hats today in Windsor?
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8 thoughts on “York Royal Wedding: Royal Guests

  1. Marie-Chantal looked good, but I feel like I’ve seen this before, especially because she’s worn this beige-blush-pink color so many times at so many weddings. Maria-Olympia’s whole look is quite stunning and I love all the intricate details, but it does seem a bit more suited for the evening.

    Princess Ekaterina gets points from me for wearing a truly crazy and awesome hat, but it seems to sit high on her head. I would’ve guessed this to be a Treacy creation from the mid-2000s as it has that feel to it. At any rate, it can’t be a royal wedding without some truly controversial headwear, for better or worse!

    Princess Alessandra’s color coordination and combination was on point! Bold colors to begin with, and to pair them all together in a way that works well is quite difficult for many people, and she pulled it off. Brava! Her hat was the icing on the cake.

    • There was another female guest (asian) who was wearing the same dress … and also had burgundy accessories! Quelle horreur!

  2. Is it just me or has M-C been a bit tamer in her choices the past year or so? Usually she has something a bit edgy or unusual. There’s nothing wrong with this ensemble but I won’t remember it tomorrow. I like M-O’s dress but it and her headpiece read more evening to me. But she’s 18, 19? At the age when you have something fabulous and you’re wearing it NOW no matter what even if it’s to walk the dog. Ekaterina’s hat is insane, who told her that was a good idea? Princess Alessandra looked lovely, I really like those two colors together. Princess Chantal’s hat was fine, it fit the bill but nothing to write home about. I guess if you’re not a regular hat wearer that’s the way to go.

  3. Whilst Marie-Olympia’s headpiece matched her lovely dress, I thought it slipped over into theatrical costume too much. I didn’t care for it.

    Ekaterina’s bird! She wins the Beatrice Hat Award for this wedding.

    My winner from this group is the magenta percher with the green outfit.

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