Elegant guests stepped out in their finest. They joined Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today (May 19) in Windsor, England.
Doria Ragland: Looking elegant, she was outfitted in a pistachio green Oscar de la Renta dress with a matching hat and Aquazzura heels. It was timeless and sophisticated and swiftly counteracted the stereotype that mother of the bride looks are matronly. Good style runs in the family.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: Another in subdued tones, she went with the palest cotton candy pink look. The accessories enlivened the hushed colour, particularly the Philip Treacy hat and multi-strand necklace. The animal print bag was a surprise.
Sofia Wellesley: James Blunt’s wife wasn’t afraid of bold colours and patterns with her Red Valentino look. I fear that some might take issue with the heavy feel of the embroidered fabric. The short sleeves and fascinator help to keep it fresh.
Chloe Madeley: She broke etiquette by baring her shoulders in church at a royal wedding with her Reiss dress. I love the idea of her wearing a high street look, but do wish it was one that was in keeping with the protocol.
Cressida Bonas: Prince Harry’s ex was a beauty in bold colours. There is such a pretty joy in the look from head to pastel heels. I’m sure this vivid ensemble will have some wondering what she would have worn as the bride.
Chelsy Davy: Another one of Prince Harry’s exes, she went for a more subdued look in monochromatic navy with Alaia shoes. The voluminous hemlines help to temper the severity, but I do find myself missing some uplifting colour.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Showcasing soft structure, she was outfitted in a silvery blue Suzannah ensemble with Jane Taylor hat. It’s timeless but also feels of the moment with the cropped bodice.
Joss Stone: The singer showed some leg in a floral printed dress. She looks so ebullient and that same sentiment is echoed in the floral printed dress and fascinator.
Carole Middleton: The businesswoman’s Catherine Walker look had similar tones to Doria’s, but it more closely resembled the outfit she wore to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding. She clearly knows what works and I will not fault her for this chic appearance.
Sarah, Duchess of York: Several attendees wore dark colours. She did bring the pale pink into the ensemble, but I still want more. The navy does complement her auburn hair, but it’s not the most festive for a May wedding.