The Royal Wedding was held at Westminister Abbey on April 29 2011. Naturally, invited guests came dressed in their best…here’s a look at the lovely outfits…
Unidentified guests dressed in their best.
Left – monochrome black & white hat matched with a black dress and white coat. Black jewelled clutch and black shoes.
Middle – Black coat with velvet belt over a blush gown and matching fascinator. Nude shoes and gold jewelled clutch.
Right – Head to toe green velvet coat, dress and hat. Black clutch and shoes.
Crown Princess Letizia of Spain in a knee-length blush gown by Felipe Varela with matching cloche hat, nude peep toes and elbow length gloves, on the arm of her husband,Crown Prince Felipe. On the other arm, Queen Sofia of Spain dressed in purple suit jacket with a purple netted hat and bronze shoes.
Crown Prince Willem Alexander of The Netherlands escorted Princess Maxima, who wore a blush lace suit, turban and matching accessories.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in head to toe coral. Outfit by Elie Saab.
Prince Albert II of Monaco’s South African Olympic swimmer fiancée Charlene Wittstock chose a dove grey Akris double-faced coat and dress, adding an ostrich clutch wide brimmed hat and nude shoes.
Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece in head to toe grey. Dress by Chanel. Shoes by Louboutin.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex in a glittering champagne dress and belted jacket by Bruce Oldfield. A bold Philip Treacy hat, embellished clutch and towering heels in the same shade completed her look.
Left -Autumn Kelly, the wife of Peter Phillips, in head to toe grey. Her coatdress by Sassi Holford, and hat by Philip Treacy.
Right -Royal cousin Zara Phillips, in a grey dresscoat by Paul Costelloe and accessorized with a black Philip Treacy hat and black heels.
Victoria Beckham in a navy blue, slash neck dress from her own label, a navy Philip Treacy pillbox hat and custom made Louboutins.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark in head to toe bright blue matched with neutral heels.
Lady Sophie Windsor in a cocktail dress and coat by Giorgio Armani Prive, with exaggerated shoulders and a Philip Treacy hat graphic hat.
Singer Joss Stone in head-to-toe pink from High Street store Hobbs with hat that has pink accents.
Princess Michael of Kent in a Sophia Loren hat, Andrea Odicini teal skirt suit and Vanessa Noel shoes dyed to match.
Actress Isabella Calthorpe, 30, in black and white printed outfit by Matthew Williamson and matched with black accessories.
Princess Ann in a purple frock and a floral coat dress matched with a purple netted floral designed hat. If you look closely, it appears that the floral design on the hat comes from the same material as the coat dress.
Rowan Atkinson went for the traditional top hat and tails, accompanied by his wife in a navy skirt suit ensemble matched with nude accessories.
Former Prime Minister John Major and Norma Major in monochrome black and white outfit and accessories.
Princess Mathilde of Belgium joined husband Prince Philippe on the red carpet wearing a Giorgio Armani Prive ensemble in a shimmering blue silk organza and a matching Philip Treacy topper.
Thoughts: The majority of ladies wore dresses accompanied with a dress coat. Some ladies choose a skirt suit combination. A small minority choose pattern frocks or coats but the majority choose head to toe block colours for their outfits. The favourite shades seem to be grey, navy, black and white and blush. A couple of ladies choose to accessorize their outfits with hats that had an accent of the same colour as their outfits while the majority choose the same coloured hats as their outfits. Besides their hats, the one other accessory that most of the ladies all had in common was a clutch.
Which are your favourite outfits? I love Princess Maxima of Netherlands’s blush lace outfit, the unidentified guests in monochrome black and white (left of 1st picture) and the blush gown matched with black coat (middle of 1st picture), Sophie Countess of Wessex ‘s champagne outfit, Victoria Beckham’s navy outfit (It might look like she’s attending a funeral but if I look that good while pregnant, I will eat more cake!), Rowan Atkinson’s partner’s striking look and Joss Stone’s hot pink look from High street store Hobbs (my favourite store!).
Source: dailymail.co.uk, marieclarie.co.uk, instyle, hellomagazine.