Royal fans are eagerly anticipating the first glimpse of Meghan’s wedding dress on Saturday, but some have admitted there’s another more important fashion statement to look forward to.
Twitter users are already getting excited about Beatrice and Eugenie’s hats on the big day, after the pair almost broke the internet with their elaborate creations at William and Kate’s wedding.
The pale pink silk hat that Princess Beatrice wore to match her Valentino couture ensemble was a huge bow that sat on the top of her head and sparked countless memes, likening it to a pretzel, toilet seats and a Turkey Twizzler.
Meanwhile her sister’s blue hat added inches to her height with a huge purple flower adornment festooned with a dramatic spray of feathers.
Now royal watchers are hoping they will top their efforts on Saturday, with one saying: ‘Blow Mehgan’s dress. I want to see Beatrice and Eugenie’s hats.’
Twitter users are already getting excited about Beatrice and Eugenie’s hats on the big day, after the pair went viral with their elaborate creations at William and Kate’s wedding
Another commented that things will have gone very wrong if the pair turn up in boring millinery as opposed to their usual elaborate creations.
And several said they had no interest in the ceremony, but would be tuning in purely to see what the York sisters were wearing.
Both sisters certainly share a love of statement headgear, with Beatrice especially fond of an eye-catching accessory.
For instance, the royal turned heads at Peter Phillips’ wedding to Autumn Kelly in 2008 when she turned up with a flight of colourful butterflies adoring her head.
Beatrice arrived festooned with colourful butterflies at the wedding of Peter Phillips 30, to Autumn Kelly in 2008
Attending church at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2005 in a striking purple creation
Rocking a turban style at the The Derby Festival in Epsom in 2013. Eugenie in a spray of feathers at Ascot in 2008
Even Beatrice’s more understated creations still have an eye-catching edge. Pictured: BEatrice at Royal Ascot in 2016
Hatmaker Philip Treacy spoke out in Beatrice’s defence after William and Kate’s wedding, saying critisicm of his piece was unnecessarily cruel.
‘She is only 22 and there was a little bit of bullying going on,’ he told The Observer.
‘I didn’t give a f*** about 140,000 bloggers. In the future, we’ll look back and think she looked wild.’
And Beatrice had the last laugh by capitalising on the attention her hat attracted to raise money for a good cause.
She put the hat up for auction on eBay where it eventually sold for £81,100.01. with the proceeds going to the Little Bee Initiative, a charity set up by the Princess to raise money for Children in Crisis and Unicef.
Twitter users are already going wild with anticipation over the millinery the girls will choose for Saturday
Hats aside, the other biggest fashion talking point ahead of the big day is – of course – the bride’s gown.
Speculation over the designer chosen to create Meghan’s wedding dress has been mounting steadily since her engagement to Prince Harry was confirmed back in November.
The British-based label Ralph & Russo became the front runner when Meghan chose a dazzling – and eye-wateringly expensive – couture piece by the designers for the couple’s official engagement photo shoot at their wedding reception venue, Frogmore House.
Other major names put forward included Burberry and Erdem, but earlier this month the Daily Mail reported that Ralph and Russo did indeed win the commission – and have created a £180,000 confection said to be being paid for privately by Prince Harry.
The bride-to-be Meghan Markle is seen in a wedding gown in a scene from Suits, the hit legal drama she starred in before turning her back on television to focus on life as a working royal