Princess Eugenie Absolutely Loves Over-The-Top Hats, And We Present You With Some Of The Most Popular

Date January 29, 2018

For members of the royal family, hats are an essential part of formal attire. And the tradition has been around for several decades. Kate Middleton often makes the news for her stylish hats. But when it comes to show-stoppers, nobody does it like Princess Eugenie.

Unlike Kate, Eugenie prefers more elaborate pieces to complement her outfits. And it never seems to bother her that people may complain about her style being a bit over the top.

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank announced their engagement on Monday. The engagement was also confirmed by the official Twitter handle of the Duke of York.

Princess Eugenie is 8th in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II. Jack Brooksbank manages an upscale nightclub called Mahiki. He is also a brand representative for Casamigos Tequila, a company owned by George Clooney.

Her most memorable hats

These are some of the most elaborate hats worn by Princess Eugenie.

Pink peaks

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She wore this piece at the 2006 Trooping the Colour ceremony. It resembled a peacock and complimented her pink dress.

Purple bouquet

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This flamboyant fascinator was a cross between a beret and a bouquet. It was designed by Philip Treacy.

Feather affair

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Another feathery creation by Philip Treacy. Eugenie wore this to the Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot 2008.


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It was more satellite dish or UFO than hat. This fascinator was the main attraction at the Royal Ascot in June 2009.

Netty spirals

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Princes Eugenie is pictured with sister, Princess Beatrice of York, at the Ascot Racecourse in 2009.

More accents

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This towering assembly made headlines at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.


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Eugenie took it a few notches down with this relatively compact piece by Nerida Fraiman in Ascot in 2015.

Wind blown

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You would have had to peer a little lower to catch her face in this shaded piece.

Quill and nest

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Matching her purse and the petal patterns on her dress, this hat was also quite moderate but bright. The event was a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Under the shade

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At the Royal Ascot in 2016, Princess Eugenie settled for this large pink number from Jess Colletton.


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Somber black with a startling pink top and a white band, this final piece was worn at the Ascot in 2017.

Sister act

Eugenie may be brazen in her style choices, but she is not alone. Her sister Princess Beatrice also has a thing for dramatic hats.

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At the Royal Ascot in 2009 and 2017, the princesses appeared in equally dramatic headpieces.

The world is watching to see what Princess Eugenie comes up with in the months leading up to her wedding, scheduled for October 2018.

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