Oh, Chelsy -- a sad, beige, misplaced skull cap for the wedding? Not exactly the hattery fireworks I was hoping for from Chels. Yorkies -- you hear me? If this one's going to be at the wedding, you need to take her with you to Philip Treacy's. Show her how it's done!
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So hard to know whether Chelsy Davy still gets to join in on the hattery fun -- she and Prince Harry are so on-and-off, it's hard to know if she counts as a royal girlfriend sometimes or not! But since rumor has it that they've reunited, I think we can safely feature this little fascinator.
... such as it is, anyway. I wish Chels would try something a little crazier than black feathers and flowers for her headwear. The girl apparently has a pretty healthy wild side -- let's put the mad in Mad Hattery, Chelsy!
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Here's a hatter we haven't seen in a while! It's Chelsy Davy, the long-time law-student girlfriend of Prince Harry. (Or, at least I think she's still Harry's girlfriend -- the tabloids can't seem to decide!) Either way, she's got herself a pass into the royal enclosure, a glass of champers, and quite the hat.
I don't really love this one, but I can't exactly put my finger on why. The black is fine -- quite a statement with the red dress -- and I do generally like the beret styling. But I think there may be too many feathers and embellish-y things circling the back of this chapeau. And it looks a little like she forgot she needed to wear a hat, styled her hair the normal way, and then just plopped the topper right on her crown, doesn't it? And we all know that loose hair at Ascot can be quite the challenge:
Watch out -- save the champagne, darling! (Why won't any of these royal girlfriends try an updo -- I know people don't just walk around with their hair all done up these days, but it's Ascot, for heaven's sake!)
We didn't get a sighting of the other British royal GF, Miss Middleton, at the races, but then the always-reliable Mail on Sunday told us this week that she and Wills have moved in together in Wales, so it might have been quite the journey to travel over from the land of Tom Jones. But we did get to see one of her hats!
Hey, it's Carole, Kate Middleton's mum! How's it going, Carole? Enjoying Ascot? That's great. By the way, I think this hat is too young for you -- it's Kate's hat from last year's van Cutsem wedding. Maybe something with a brim for you instead? I think that would be loads better. Have a great day, Mrs. M!
Oh, boy. Looks like the girls got a little over-excited about attending their first Windsor family wedding.
Well, Chelsy, let's start with you. You're obviously suffering from a clear case of "fascinator sprouting from the back of the head" syndrome. It's a tough one to get over; some members of the family have been suffering for years (*ahem* Bea and Eugenie *ahem*). Maybe if it were placed closer to the side of the head, it would look less awkward. Then, again, maybe another hat altogether would have been a better choice.
I suppose that brings us to you, Kate. One observation: you're right, there are scads of your boyfriend's ancestors buried in St. George's Chapel. But that doesn't mean you have to dress in mourning attire just to darken the door. You were aware you were going to a wedding, right?