Why it's not a British royal wedding without fancy hats

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Fantastical fascinators at royal weddings are part of the social fabric of British culture.

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    It’s a busy time for the British royal family as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to tie the knot. And like any guest in attendance of a wedding, you’ll need to dress for the occasion. And one thing that literally stands out at British royal weddings are the hats and fascinators adorning guests’ noggins.

    While hats have fallen out of style for everyday fashion, they have remained as tradition at fancy shindigs like royal weddings, horse races, and other British formal occasions.

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  • Vox
    Vox  a years ago +178

    That's it for our mini-series on the royal wedding, produced with BBCThree. Thanks for watching! You can watch the first two videos here: http://bit.ly/2wQBxad.

  • G
    G  3 months ago

    Is it me or does Eugina and Beatrice bring to mind the two ugly sisters in Cinderella?

  • Rhonda C. Willis
    Rhonda C. Willis  7 months ago

    what kind of hat is the girl wearing? WIG!

  • Argon
    Argon  9 months ago


  • Burned And Frozen
    Burned And Frozen  a years ago

    The big questions, people!

  • Marcus Len
    Marcus Len  a years ago

    They said the word "hat" enough times for it to sound weird.

  • Kendrah Whyte
    Kendrah Whyte  a years ago

    I loved the hat of Camilla Parker-Bowles.

  • Nigel Marvin
    Nigel Marvin  a years ago

    3:55 "hide behind" yeah, sure you can say that.

  • dabuu the god
    dabuu the god  a years ago

    Lok at all thes chicens

  • Dummies
    Dummies  a years ago

    That's the most stupid thing I ever hear about Top Hat

  • Anna Galesz
    Anna Galesz  a years ago

    Hats are distraction from their ugliness.

  • Jen Tombs
    Jen Tombs  a years ago

    ...Big Suze?

  • CheesecakeLasagna
    CheesecakeLasagna  a years ago +2

    Love your hair, girl!

  • wander*wish
    wander*wish  a years ago

    Am i in the minority here if i don't think princess diana was all that stunning?

  • Mahek G
    Mahek G  a years ago

    Why isn't the royal milliner not wearing a hat herself?

  • bogi18
    bogi18  a years ago

    3:53 - Is that ... Big Suze???

    Lol, after scrolling down I've counted 7 'Big Suze' spottings. Good to know I'm not the only one who took away the most important thing from this video. She really is a big .. posh head.

  • timmy the agent
    timmy the agent  a years ago

    The hats are ugly

  • Thomas Norton
    Thomas Norton  a years ago

    Or you could just move to Aleppo where it doesn't matter

  • SomeGuyNamedKeith
    SomeGuyNamedKeith  a years ago

    Spoken like someone who sells hats! Lol

  • ping wang
    ping wang  a years ago