Princess Beatrice stole the show, fashion-wise, at Duchess Kate and Prince William’s wedding back in 2011 when she showed up wearing a hat that looked like one of The Queen’s more decorative toilet seat covers. There must be something in Bea’s DNA that inspires some truly wonky formal hat choices. Because Fergie did not disappoint in the hat department on the wedding day of her daughter Princess Eugenie today.
I’m not the only one who looked at Fergie’s hat, and immediately felt the urge to hop on a broom and collect 150 points by flying over her head and snatching it. I can’t be sure that Fergie walked into a milliner on Diagon Alley and asked: “Give me a hat that looks like I caught a golden snitch and made a wearable trophy out of it,” but it looks like it. Although for those who aren’t big on Harry Potter, Fergie’s hat might be giving you a feeling that you’re about to hear an in-flight safety presentation on the correct way to fasten your seatbelt.
I’m glad Fergie went wacky with her hat choice. Royal weddings are so formal and stuffy, and there’s only so many ways you can add a little pizazz. Thankfully Fergie came prepared with both an attention-grabbing hat and variety of scene-stealing facial reactions.
Fergie's faces are the best thing about the #RoyalWedding so far! ?
— Grazia UK (@GraziaUK) October 12, 2018
Both aspects of that look were perfect for Fergie today, especially since it was very windy in London. In the event she crossed paths with one of her former in-laws, she could angle the wings on her head to 45-degrees and be whisked at least 100 feet away by the breeze.
Here’s more Fergie and Princess Beatrice, who wore a 90s purple headband instead of a hat: