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As sure as you can count on a basket-bearing bunny to bring loads of chocolate each and every Easter, you can count on the Brits to dust off their hatboxes and don fancy toppers for Sunday services across the pond. Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth, The Countess of Wessex, and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice stepped out at Windsor Castle in all manner of millinery, some subdued and some less so.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are championing all things British on their one-year tour of Germany. The British government is launching the GREAT initiative to promote the country abroad, and the pair were chosen by the team at 10 Downing Street. Today, Beatrice and Eugenie kicked things off in Berlin with a visit to a school and a drive inside a Union Jack-emblazoned Mini Cooper.
When Mr. Valentino hosts a party, everyone and their mother shows up. Case in point: at last night’s Valentino: Master of Couture exhibit preview at Somerset House in London, Duchess Sarah Ferguson showed up with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie in tow.
Today marked the third day of the annual Royal Ascot, in which fancy British people wear fancy hats to watch fancy horses race.
Fancy royal hats are among our favorite things, and today’s Maundy Thursday service in York has inspired us to declare a fancy hat smackdown.
Yesterday the royal family celebrated Christmas with a visit to Sandringham Church. It was Kate Middleton‘s first Christmas at Sandringham as Duchess Catherine, and lots of hats were involved.
Few things are more irresistible than cute kids with British accents. Throw in the fact that they’re members of the royal family, and you’ve got video gold. Add in Queen Elizabeth, and, well, it just doesn’t get much better than this.
Juicy front row tales are what make runway shows so memorable (well, you know, after the clothes), and a princess throwdown is pretty much as good as it gets.
Pippa, Pippa, Pippa. This red satin dress was not her best look.
It’s the end of September, which means if you’re a person who actually plans things, you should have started your hunt for the perfect Halloween costume about a week ago. And while you’re sifting through mounds and mounds of top hats and Cleopatra headdresses, we think you should consider the one hat to rule them all: Princess Beatrice of York‘s royal wedding hat.
You guys, Tom Ford is 50-year-old fashion genius. At this point, age and prestige have all but just handed the man the undeniable right to spout wise on just about anything he wants, and that includes stories we thought were over months ago. Case in point: the man still has thoughts on that much-maligned Philip Treacy fascinator that Princess Beatrice of York wore to the Royal Wedding.
Another day, another royal wedding. Okay, maybe these awesome events aren’t exactly daily occurrences, but we’re still coming off the high from that last one. Today Zara Phillips, daughter to Prince Anne and first cousin to Prince William, married her longtime boyfriend Mike Tindall.
For better or for worse, the curly-cued Philip Treacy creation worn by Princess Beatrice on Kate Middleton’s wedding day put the 22-year-old royal squarely on the sartorial map. From first glimpse, it set tongues wagging and bloggers typing — a search for “Princess Beatrice Hat” yields 1,860,000 results on Google — but there’s one person who couldn’t be less interested in the general opinion: Mr. Treacy himself.
Remember how much shade the Internet threw at Princess Beatrice of York for that hat she wore to the Royal Wedding? Apparently it got so dark, she needed to hire a new stylist to bring her back into the light. Enter Charlie Anderson, the architect of some of Emma Watson‘s strongest looks, who’s been doing a pretty good job keeping Bea out of the worst-dressed pages.
Okay, we’re officially declaring June “British Hat Month”. Hats, hats, hats. Today marked the first day of the Royal Ascot, one of Britain’s most prestigious horse races. And let’s be real, there’s really no more hat-appropriate event than a horse race.
There are many reasons we wish we were British, and the ability to wear fabulous hats without looking silly is chief among them. In a delightful combination of the royal wedding and the Kentucky Derby, the royal family attended the Epsom Derby today. Obviously they wore amazing hats.
This week was the week of censorship — Hillary Clinton, Lady Gaga, and Andrej Pejic were all victims. Chanel went all-out for its cruise show, Bristol Palin got a new surgically-altered look, and Kate Middleton is still a very big deal. Also, Iris Apfel, we love you!
Remember (as if you could forget) that hat Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding? The one that got compared to everything from Fallopian tubes to the flying spaghetti monster and now has its own Facebook page and Tumblr? Some called it the most fascinating fascinator at Westminster Abbey, and others said it was an affront to everything that is good and right with millinery. But we hardly think anyone would object to the hat’s next outing, an auction to benefit needy kids all over the world.
British milliner Phillip Treacy, who created the hat Princess Beatrice of York wore to the Royal Wedding, is standing by his work even in the face of countless comments (and Internet jokes!) that that hat was just not cool.