Fashion & Style

26th June 2018


10 hats worn by royals which are pretty unforgettable

Members of the royal family sure know how to up the fashion stakes, especially with their headwear. Here’s our pick of the best and also the weirdest.


Queen Elizabeth

The longest reigning monarch in British history has a lifetime’s worth of amazing outfits, jewellery, handbags and hats, so choosing one is tough. Although her lime green numbers are hard to forget, we love how chic this pink get-up is, which the Queen wore in 1967 to a garden party at the grounds of the Royal Hospital.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge never misses a beat with her fashion choices – in fact, it’s hard to pick one great look for her too. However, she looked sensational at her sister, Pippa Middleton’s wedding in May 2017, with a perfectly coordinated nude combo.

Zara Philips

Not really known for sticking to tradition, Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne and granddaughter of the Queen, has donned her fair share of quirky hats, including this blue, green and white fascinator which she wore for the Magic Millions Raceday in Australia last year.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

It didn’t take long for the new Duchess of Sussex to catch on to royal fashion etiquette, and she’s not holding back. We loved her choice of hat for her first ever Royal Ascot on the arm of her new husband, Prince Harry.

Diana, Princess of Wales

Although she had impeccable style which she carried with unparalleled grace and warmth, the late Princess Diana looked sensational during a visit to Dubai in 1989, for which she wore a white and blue turban hat which was perfectly coordinated with her jacket.

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

While her life was dotted with drama, as documented in the hit Netflix series The Crown, Princess Margaret was undeniably a style icon during her time. Here, she’s seen with her sister, Queen Elizabeth, at the Royal Ascot in 1996 in a dramatic feathered hat.

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Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla’s choice of hat for the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle divided opinion – many thought it was soft and feminine, while others thought it resembled a powder puff. We’re not sure which side of the fence we’re on, but it certainly got people talking.

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Princess Beatrice of York

Few can forget the headwear of Princess Beatrice at her cousin, Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. It might not be remembered for all the right reasons, but it’s certainly unforgettable.

Princess Eugenie of York

Princess Eugenie, who’ll be getting married later this year, has had some millinery slip-ups of her own. However, her choice of hat for this year’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle channelled Jackie O vibes which we approve of.

Lady Kitty Spencer

BONUS: Although technically not a royal, Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana, brings her fashion A-game to every event, not least most recently for her cousin, Celia McCorquodale’s wedding, where she turned heads in Dolce & Gabbana as well as a Philip Treacy fascinator.

Image Credits

Wedding Directory