18 May 2018

Prince Harry & Meghan's Wedding: Your Guest Fashion Predictions

First, a little housekeeping:

Yes, we will have an open post tomorrow for wedding watchers. The wedding is at noon (that's 7 am Eastern), members of the royal family arrive from 11:20, and other guests start to arrive at 9:30.

Yes, the post will include links to livestream the wedding. Many regular broadcast stations are also showing it; here's a guide for viewers in the U.S.

Second, a little troubleshooting: I've heard from a few readers who can't see the comments section, which can happen when Disqus does updates. Clearing the cache/cookies on your browser usually fixes it; if not, try a different browser.


With that out of the way, let's move our fashion predictions on from the bride to the some of the guests!  

What will the royal guests be wearing?

A few designer predictions from me for the main ladies of the royal family...

The Queen: While QEII doesn't exclusively wear Angela Kelly's designs, she's usually up for the big occasions and I don't expect this to be any different. Maybe she'll even go ~*wild*~ like she did at William and Kate's wedding and abandon her traditional black accessories for beige! There's a post open for brooch speculation over at the Jewel Vault, by the way.

The Duchess of Cornwall: I'm hoping for Anna Valentine but Bruce Oldfield also does a lot of work for Camilla. Surely a Philip Treacy hat will top it off.

The Duchess of Cambridge: Packham or McQueen are the safest bets, do you agree? McQueen would be a little nod to her own wedding day.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie: I have no idea what we'll see from Beatrice, except to say that she'll cause disappointment no matter what she does with her hat - from those hoping for something wild or those hoping she learned from last time! For Eugenie, I'm wishing for a reunion with Vivienne Westwood, if only for the promise that they might be working together on Eugenie's own wedding gown. Tatler reports that it will be a blue dress from Gainsbourg, a bespoke tailoring/couture label, with a hat from Fiona Graham of Fi Graham Millinery.

The Countess of Wessex: I already put my predictions up earlier this week, either Suzannah or Emilia Wickstead. Certainly a Jane Taylor hat, and probably another Jane Taylor creation for Lady Louise.

The Princess Royal: William and Kate's wedding warranted something new, and I expect something new here too from the royal family's most dedicated repeater.

Autumn Phillips and Zara Tindall: They've both used a lot of different designers, so this is a wide open field.

Lady Sarah Chatto and the Countess of Snowdon: Sarah will wear Jasper Conran (her own wedding gown designer) and a Stephen Jones hat, which is not a surprise as this team crafts most (if not all) of her special occasion looks. For Serena, I'd guess a Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat and maybe something by Dior.

Your turn! What are you hoping and predicting for the guests?