Monday, 25 April 2011

The Royal Wedding/ Hats!

With 1,900 guests attending the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this Friday one of the highlights will be the hats!

Flight Lt. Al Conner, a pilot who helped train William and now flies alongside him on RAF search-and-rescue missions, is among 27 of the prince's military workmates who will attend the wedding. He says the airmen's wives have all been talking about the same thing: “What kind of hat is everyone else wearing.”

The British social diary gives us women many opportunities to engage in the art of hats, home to the Henley Regatta, Royal Ascot, Lords, horse racing and cricket events patronized by royalty where hats are de rigueur. While I too search for my perfect hat for Ascot where anything goes, it is weddings where I enjoy seeing the elegance and beauty of hats the most.
Philip Treacy, who made two hats for the Duchess of Cornwall when she married Prince Charles in 2005 and several other creations worn by Sex & the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, has been rumoured to have been commissioned to do several of the royals' hats for the wedding, as well as the bridesmaid's headpieces. I can not wait to see what this talented Irish man will come up with. I still think that the hat he designed for the Duchess of Cornwall on her wedding day is the most beautiful hat Camilla has ever worn. It is simply stunning!  
I am hopeful that with the Royal wedding and the British love of hats that we will see more people wearing hats at weddings in the future and keep the millinery industry alive!

For guests going to summer weddings in Italy this year looking for inspiration please look out for tomorrows blog!

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