The Hottest Hats at the Royal Wedding
While all eyes were on Kate Middleton‘s stunning Alexander McQueen gown and Cartier tiara during the ceremony, guests showed up to the event in some amazing accessories of their own—hats! British milliners had their biggest day of the year, as Victoria Beckham accessorized a dress she designed with a topper by Philip Treacy, as did Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne. From tall and spectacular creations to fashionable fascinators, see the most memorable hats from the Royal Wedding.
Queen Elizabeth II wore an Angela Kelly designed crepe hat with hand made silk roses and matching apricot coloured leaves.
Victoria Beckham chose a midnight blue pillbox hat by Philip Treacy to complement her dress from her own Fall 2011 collection and customized Christian Louboutin heels.
British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson wore an electric blue pillbox hat by Stephen Jones to color coordinate with her entire ensemble.
Miriam Gonzalez, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s wife, wore a coral colored flower hat.
Norma Major, wife of former British Prime Minister John Major, wore a black and white design.
Sally Bercow, wife of House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, accessorized with a black feathered fascinator.
Frances Osborne, wife of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, wore a black fascinator with striped feathers.
Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, wore a black design by Philip Treacy.
Marina Fogle, the wife of the television presenter Ben Fogle, wore a beige netted headpiece.
Princess Letizia of Asturias chose a pink hat with a netted overlay.
Princess Anne wore a netted purple headpiece.
Charlene Wittstock, fiancée of Prince Albert II of Monaco, wore a wide-brimmed hat.
Princess Beatrice, right, wore an intricate structured beige design by Philip Treacy while Princess Eugenie, left, chose a blue feather fascinator by Philip Treacy.
Carole Middleton, the bride’s mother, wore a traditional blue topper by British designer Jane Corbett.
Queen Sofia of Spain wore a small netted design.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chose a neutral hued Philip Treacy design.
Princess Victoria of Sweden wore a wide brimmed coral hat.
Princess Michael of Kent chose a blue Philip Treacy.
Princess Maxima of the Netherlands wore a light rose twisted headpiece.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, wore a beige headband with flower appliqués.
Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor, wore a navy asymmetrical hat with a structured bow detail.
Lady Helen Taylor wore a navy blue headpiece with matching netting and white flowers.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wore a bright blue hat to match her ensemble.
Santa Palmer-Tomkinson, socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s sister, chose a pink and purple flower design.
Chelsy Davy wore a small netted fascinator.
Autumn Phillips, wife of Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, wore a sculpted headpiece with inset flowers.