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All the Fanciest Hats We Spotted at the Royal Wedding

Whose headdress was your fave?
All the Fanciest Hats We Spotted at the Royal Wedding
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ILLUSTRATOR Mark Buenaobra
Whose headdress was your fave?

What’s a British royal wedding without fancy hats? Answer: There’s no such thing.

A special occasion in British society is never complete without a hat. This tradition dates back to the 1950s. Before then, ladies, especially those who belonged to the upper class, would very rarely show their hair in public. Fast forward to the present, wearing a hat to a formal event has become a “part of the social fabric” of British culture, Hilary Alexander, fashion director at the Daily Telegraph, tells ABC News.

Royal protocol also dictates that “all women must wear a hat to official occasions,” according to Insider. In fact, the Queen herself has become a style icon in her own right, often photographed donning bright and colorful hats to one too many fêtes—and clearly, the union between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is no exception.

Scroll down and see all the stylish women we spotted wearing the most interesting headdresses at this year’s #RoyalWedding:


Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

Lady Kitty Spencer

Carole Middleton

Oprah Winfrey

Amal Clooney

Victoria Beckham

Pippa Middleton

Sofia Wellesley

Serena Williams

Gina Torres

Troian Bellisario

Sarah, Duchess of York

Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer

Idris Elba

Giada Lubomirski

Sarah Rafferty

Jacinda Barrett

Princess Michael of Kent

Doria Ragland

Princess Anne, Princess Royal

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Autumn Phillips

Chelsy Davy

Abigail Leigh Spencer and Priyanka Chopra

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