The Most Outrageous Royal Wedding Hats Of All Time

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Royal weddings are some of the most anticipated social events of the decade, especially when it comes to fashion! Guests come spilling through the doors dressed to the nines and as royal weddings go, always have a creative hat to match. We’ve seen everything from wide-brimmed sunhats to sky-high feathers and even a butterfly fascinator masterpiece, so follow along for 12 of the most outrageous royal wedding hats of all time:

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13. Crown Princess Victoria — Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton in 2011 was one of the most extravagant royal weddings to date. Their guests came wearing their finest frocks, which meant quite a few epic royal hat moments to note. Crown Princess Victoria stepped out wearing a tangerine, wide-brimmed hat that was both elegant and extravagant in the perfect combination.

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12. Victoria Beckham — Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Victoria Beckham is known for her impeccable fashion, so it wasn’t overly surprising that she stepped out at Kate and William’s wedding wearing something that turned heads. Beckham stepped out in a sleek midnight blue dress which she topped with a classic royal fascinator. The accessory perfectly matched with her dress and featured a sparkling star-shaped brooch.

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11. Kate Middleton — Laura Parker Bowles & Harry Lopes’ Wedding

Back when Kate Middleton was still just Prince William’s girlfriend, she stepped out at Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes’ wedding wearing this dramatic headpiece! The accessory featured a full display of soft yellow feathers that perfectly matched her tweed dress.

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10. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson — Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was another guest at Kate and William’s wedding that dressed to the nines! The socialite was a long-time friend of Prince Charles and wore a cobalt blue outfit complete with a sleek dress, matching gloves, and of course, an intricate fascinator! The boat-shaped headpiece sat low on her forehead and featured a dramatic rose-detailing in the center.

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9. Sophie, Countess of Wessex — Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall Wedding

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, attended Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s royal wedding looking lovely in a soft shade of blush. For her royal topper, the Countess opted for a dramatic wide-brimmed hat that sat elegantly on the side of her head. The piece undeniably made a statement, but it was the perfect addition to her look for a royal wedding!

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8. Kate Middleton — Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall Wedding

Just a few months following her own royal wedding in 2011, Kate Middleton stepped out wearing this stunning soft yellow number to the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall! Although the wide-brimmed hat was obviously dramatic, Middleton managed to make it look ultra elegant by allowing it to swoop perfectly over one side of her face.

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7. Zara Tindall — Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Zara Tindall attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding wearing this oversized headpiece that was definitely quite the shock! The charcoal-colored headpiece sat slanted on one side of her head and brought all the drama and glamour that was suited for the royal affair.

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6. Camilla Parker Bowles — Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding

Camilla Parker Bowles has had more than a few dramatic hat moments during royal events! For Kate and William’s wedding, Parker opted for a soft champagne-colored wide brim hat. The upturned number was unlike any royal topper we’d seen before and definitely wins brownie points for being unique.

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5. Kate Middleton — Pippa’s Wedding

Kate Middleton stepped out at her sister’s wedding wearing a satin, blush-colored, long-sleeved number which she naturally topped with a classic royal fascinator. The piece wasn’t oversized like some of the other ones we’ve seen, yet it was still dramatic since it sat low on her forehead and featured a large rose-detailing in the center.


4. Camilla Parker Bowles — Her Wedding To Prince Charles

For her own wedding to Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles did not hold back with her royal headpiece! This look was the outfit she wore following the official civil ceremony, which she topped with a dramatic display of sleek gold feathers in her hair.

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3. Princess Eugenie — Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding

Princess Eugenie didn’t hold back for Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding where she stepped out wearing this ornate teal headpiece. The topper perfectly coordinated with the colors of her dress and featured a teal blue base, deep purple rose and a touch of blush pink feathers on top.

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2. Princess Beatrice — Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly Wedding

Of all the royals with a penchant for dramatic fascinators, Princess Beatrice steals the cake! Her look for Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly’s wedding is one of the most memorable royal toppers of all time and featured a multi-colored display of butterflies which sat on the side of her head. Whether admirable or tacky, this look undeniably made a statement!

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1. Princess Beatrice — Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding

Just when we thought Princess Beatrice couldn’t get any more outrageous with her royal toppers, she stepped out at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding wearing this blush piece. The fascinator sat low on her forehead and featured an extravagant bow detailing protruding from the top. Even for royal wedding standards, this piece was definitely quite surprising, to say the least!

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