While we think that being a Princess/Duchess/royalty of some sort would definitely have its perks, there are also a lot of rules that come with the title. So, if you’re the kind of person with an anti-authoritarian attitude that likes to shout, “You can’t tell me what to do!”, it’s probably a good thing you haven’t married a Prince.
With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s highly-anticipated wedding getting closer and closer (May 19 – everybody, mark it in your calendars), preparations are well and truly underway, if not already sorted.
Although we’ve been watching Meghan closely for an insight into her choices – dress, bouquet, wedding budget – we haven’t forgotten about Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the role she plays as Meghan’s new sister-in-law.
We’ve already spoken about the insane rules that follow the birth of Kate and Prince William‘s third child, but it looks as though there’s yet another protocol Kate must follow when it comes time to Harry’s wedding.
As reported by the Evening Standard, the one rule that Kate and other royal women must follow is the wearing of a hat.
Not just any hat, of course, but one that is royal-worthy. So pack away your berets and newsboy caps, fashionistas.
Apparently wearing a hat used to be strict protocol for ladies dailywear before the 1950s, as the BBC reports: “ladies were very seldom seen without a hat as it was not considered ‘the thing’ for ladies to show their hair in public … But all that has changed and hats are now reserved for more formal occasions.”
While we’re talking about headwear, we need to do a #throwback to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.
Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
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