Experts Say Cousins Beatrice And Eugenie Will Have To Leave Their Flamboyant Hats To Fit In At The Royal Wedding
The royal wedding may be costing British taxpayers a lot of money, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are determined to do their best to keep things simple.
A non-traditional royal couple
The couple has already made it known that they would prefer wedding gifts in the form of donations to the listed charities dear to them. And while Meghan favors choice, pricey clothes, there are speculations that she will be opting for a non-traditional wedding gown.
And the speculations are all we have for now. Details about who will be designing the anticipated gown and what it will look like have been kept as top secret ahead May 19.
May 19 fashion predictions
In the absence of information, enthusiasts of the couple have had to rely on Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding for clues about what to expect.
And, experts are saying the wedding will be a lot more casual.
Royal fashion expert Colin McDowell says there might be some nicely done dressing down, including a few sneakers wearing guests, as against previous parades of guests dressed up to the nines.
I really am interested in this one because it’s breaking all the rules, he said.
McDowell's predictions, including his no big hats/simplicity rules, might mean that cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will have to leave the outlandish hats they wore for William's wedding.
Meghan Markle and Princess Beatrice
If indeed they show up looking understated, their spectacular head pieces will be missed. But, more than that, a possible no-flashy-hats rule could cause some friction between Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie.
Remember those intense outfits that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were sporting at the last royal wedding? Royal fashion expert Colin McDowell expects things to be a little more casual this time around with Harry and Meghan. Guests, he predicts, will be "dressing down in a very correct way” – he even thinks a few men might opt for sneakers over dress shoes. “I really am interested in this one because it’s breaking all the rules,” he says. (📷 Chris Jackson/Getty Images via @cnnstyle)
Recall that Eugenie and Meghan were reportedly not in good terms, as the royal did not think the former Suits actress was good enough to join the family.
Her trip with Harry abroad was also linked to the postponement of Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank.
These were purely rumors that remain unconfirmed, but royal family watchers continue to look out for a potential rift between both women.