IT’S important to preface this by saying that this list doesn’t come from a place of bitchiness. This list comes from a place of joy — because who doesn’t love gleefully pawing over celeb photos from a big fashion event.
Often “best and worst dressed” lists come from a mean spirited place and frankly that is not our jam, because if anyone was criticising our outfits in an international forum we’d be crucified. I am writing this in a butter-stained tracksuit pant. True story.
In the lead up to Princess Eugenie’s wedding the haters were rubbing their hands together with glee, because Fergie and her daughters have long been mocked for their left of centre fashion choices.
So it was so kind of thrilling when Eugenie turned up to her Windsor wedding looking like the loved-up princess that she is in her Peter Pilotto gown and blingtastic tiara, thoroughly devastated the haters who were all ready with the “Frock Horror” headlines.
Big sister Beatrice went with a bold splash of peacock blue in her Ralph & Russo skirt and jacket, and won everybody over with her animated reading from The Great Gatsby in the midst of a largely monotonous ceremony.
One has the creeping suspicion that if you want to have a good time, the royals you’d want to hang out with are Fergie, Beatrice and Eugenie — the “black sheep” of the royal family who haven’t had the focus and pressure to conform that Kate, William, Harry and Meghan have.
It seems this sector of the royal family can let their hair down a bit. For example, Eugenie has bucked protocol by having her own Instagram account and just married the manager of a tequila company. Which reminds us of this recent quote from Fergie regarding her relationship with her new son-in-law: “The good news is that Jack works as the European manager for Casamigos tequila, so I’m perfect. He’ll just hand me the tequila and say ‘come on, mother-in-law, down it’”.
It’s hard to imagine anyone else in the royal family talking about chugging spirits.
So in the spirit of Fergie, Eugenie and Beatrice — who have always worn whatever they wanted, despite the feedback — let’s look at all the celeb outfits from the wedding and tip our hat to the people who let their freak flag fly.