Tuesday, April 26, 2011


With all the suspense building for the Royal Wedding, I am dying to know how all of the details will come together. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am completely obsessed with the thought of what Kate will wear, and in particular, what she will wear on her head. 

Let's take a look back at some of the most popular Royal Weddings. Queen Victoria wore a simple Honiton lace veil that was placed over a wreath of orange flower blossoms for her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. Queen Elizabeth II donned a silk tulle veil, which was held in place by a tiara lent to her by her mother in 1947, when she married Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Probably the most memorable was Princess Diana's (Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales) cathedral length silk tulle veil that she debuted at her 1981 nuptials to the Prince of Wales. It included a full blusher with tiny hand-embroidered mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls, and was accompanied by the Spencer family diamond tiara. And, let's be honest - that thing was a complete showstopper. Most recently, Sarah Ferguson wore a silk tulle veil with sequins and a lace trim of guipure flowers when she married Prince Andrew in 1986. Her veil was attached to a perfumed crown of gardenias, and the Queen gifted her with a jeweled tiara after the ceremony.

A History of Royal Wedding Veils

So, do we think that Kate will also be gifted with a tiara? Personally, I'm not a big fan of them, but it is the Royal Wedding and I'm sure that Kate could rock it in the most modern, sophisticated way, if it came to that. And do we think she'll follow in Princess Diana's footsteps with a completely over-the-top stunner? There have been so many similarities between Kate and Diana in terms of fashion, but since Kate seems to be a little less showy than Diana, I think she may go for a long veil with some pretty lace detail for the ceremony, and then switch into some type of hair accessory for the reception. The possibilities are endless, and I'm such a sucker for unique hair pieces, but I'm picturing either a sparkly comb or headband, or maybe a large flower of some sort. Check out my pics below and let me know what you think!

Whatever she chooses, I'm sure it will be gorgeous and breathtaking, and will influence wedding trends for many years to come. Happy Royal Wedding week!

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