This minimalistic royal hat deserves its own thread
At the wedding of Prince Felix of Luxembourg...
See photo: Princess Caroline's son, Pierre Casiraghi, the nephew of Prince Albert of Monaco and his girlfriend Beatrice Borromeo walk hand in hand to the church.
Looks like someone messed up during photo editing to me!
I like it. I'm curious to see the back of it. I'd hate to have to wear a hat for an extended period of time. Most of them don't look like they'd perch up there very easily. If anything it's a nice rebellion against the ridiculous hat-wearing habit. Are hats an obligation for all European royals?
R13. Among royalty at social functions, a hat is worn in lieu of a crown.
But the commoners at these functions also wear hats. I don't think it's a requirement, but I think it was Samantha Cameron who was heavily criticized for not wearing one to Prince William's wedding.
R15. Yes, the commoners too their cue from royalty regarding wearing hats at social functions. However, the tradition began with royalty wearing hats in lieu of crowns when attending public events that are not necessarily state functions.
It's not just a social occasion, it's a [italic]church[/italic] wedding. Christian tradition is that women are to cover their heads in church.
r17, not in 50 years.
In ANY event, R17, in what world would that be considered a head covering?
[quote]Is that the eye of Sauron, [R4]?
No, it's the vagina of my Aunt Camilla.
William and Harry affectionately call Princess Beatrice "Queen Bea" since she is the first female in the current line of succession.
[quote]William and Harry affectionately call Princess Beatrice "Queen Bea" since she is the first female in the current line of succession.
R22. Why the "oh dear?" The "Queen Bea" reference by Will and Harry has been noted online in various royal stories now and then. It seems to be just a fun name among cousins.
R18 it's traditional to wear a hat to a church wedding in the UK. Most people do, even now. I'm not sure about it starting with crowns but it certainly has been the done thing for centuries for women to cover the head in church.
I'm working in the UK at present and have been to 2 weddings, not a big sample size for a poll I know, but at each the women wore hats. From early 20s to 80s they all wore hats. Some more successfully than others, some looked more Hyacinth Bucket than Philip Treacy, but there they were.
Oh Christ, hats have nothing to do with crowns. And this is not a royal hat. European women on high social occasions cover their heads, wear hats, certainly in a church, as commoner Ms. Borromeo is heading to. Her fascinator is splendid! Carries fashion to a higher plain. Pierre? Third in line to the Monégasque throne, after his brother Andrea. His mother Caroline now is heiress presumptive and Hereditary Princess to the throne. If Albert and Charlotte produce male issue all drop down a notch. Since Caroline married her German, his title associated with a kingdom is of higher rank and status than hers so she goes about as HRH The Princess of Hanover.
Outre hats left the Epcot chavgirl market and went uptown when Fergie's kids went Jack Kirby Asgard and wore them to their cousin's wedding. This Guggenheim ramp model that Caroline's son's piece is wearing is actually quite chill and understated. Watch it take off and be requested by fraus everywhere.