On Saturday, members of the Royal Family gathered in London to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday during the Trooping of the Colour. While the jubilant military parade brought us cute moments like Savannah Phillips shushing Prince George and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s first official appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the occasion also allowed the Royals to show off brand new hats.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie’s official appearances are highly anticipated and, luckily, their fashion choices rarely disappoint. The royal duo opted for very different hat styles for the event, but still stunned during Saturday’s parade.
Princess Beatrice unexpectedly paired her pale pink dress with a red straw pillbox hat. The peculiar pairing of colors was a refreshing, modern change from the monochrome trend we have been seeing this season.
Designed by milliner Sally-Ann Provan, the red hat was not your typical pillbox due to the raised shape in the front. This unusual twist on the classic style framed Princess Beatrice’s face and elevated the look. Her hair was parted in the middle and tucked behind her ears, allowing the hat to rest towards the back of her head. The hat was completed with a looped bow on the side, adding another spin to the pillbox form.
Princess Eugenie opted for a downturned brim with a leaf pattern for the birthday festivities. The hat is from Bee Miller’s SS18 Collection and, although it was designed for this season, the piece exudes vintage energy because of the faded leaf pattern circling the hat. The mushroom shape suited Princess Eugenie well, complementing her tousled curls which were gathered behind the hat’s silk headband. Paired with a simple emerald green dress, the princess created a sophisticated outfit perfect for the summertime.
You can find inspiration in the pillbox variation Princess Beatrice donned or the natural leaf design Princess Eugenie displayed. Would you create or wear any of the styles the sisters showed off this weekend?
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Maggie Kreienberg is a contributing editor at BRIDES Magazine and is currently based in New York City. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in public relations in 2019.