Favourite hats from the Royal Wedding

Avert your eyes, if need be.

Top hats!

1. Princess Beatrice (via Star and Style)
Maybe it’s because she goes to university in New Cross. Maybe it’s because everyone else hated it and I like to be difficult.

2. Kitty, Eliza and Amelia Spencer (via Lisa’s History Room)
Some have dubbed them a three-headed Sloane monster, but I say that‘s how you do blonde. I love the bow in the middle… Sorry that I don’t know my Spencer daughters better.

3. Miriam Gonzalez Durantez (via Heart)
The dress was awful, but Nick Clegg’s wife looked amazing in this floral turban, and you don’t need Grazia or me to tell you how BOT it is.

4. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands (via Zimbio)
Princess Maxima wore a turban too, but hers was star-studded which makes it even more 1920s-ish. I want one. This one.

And a special mention goes to the one and only Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who DID attend the Royal Wedding and who wore a Philip Treacy  hat. Massive thanks to fellow Mitford-ite Hannah for tracking down this one picture from Picture Press, which may cut her off in her prime but which does give us a glimpse:

Hadley Freeman on the Royal Wedding

There are few things more tedious than people who insist that they are above something when the rest of the country is suffused with festive spirit. What are you, a goth teenager sulking in your room to The Cure on Christmas Day?

Hadley speaks the truth.

Royal Wedding Tat Tumblr highlights

Some of my personal highlights from the Royal Wedding Tat tumblr. Unfortunately as the blog doesn’t approve of any of the merchandise, there are no links to buy these treats…. sorry. Let me know if you know!

Thanks to Kris, I’m delighted to inform that the tattoo pic above is by Harry Draws Pictures.

Guardian-inspired ‘My Other Mug Supports the Abolishment of the Monarchy’ mug.

Kate Loves Willy ale. As a CAMRA member, I’m aiming to track this down.

Incredible. Just. Incredible.

Fairy liquid.

If I was Kate Middleton, I would 100% be wearing this beneath my wedding dress.