this fashion detail as a sign of reconciliation?
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton reunited at Westminster Hall
Gathered again this Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Westminster Hallto accommodate the body of Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle and Catherine Middleton once put themselves on the side of style.
Very affected by the disappearance of the sovereign who died at the age of 96, the new Princess of Wales displayed deep grief the day after the arrival of the remains of Elizabeth II in Buckingham. Standing before the coffin of the Queen of England, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle thus made a new media appearance together, which had not happened for two years, before the famous meeting of the “Fab Four” three days earlier. A very sad occasion to get together, but during which the two sisters-in-law nevertheless seem to have reconciled on a common point: fashion.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s fascinator hat
If on September 10, their black mourning outfits were perfectly matched, the respective wives of princes William and Harry linked their looks with an iconic fashion accessory: a hat bibi.
What is a fascinator hat?
If its name is familiar, this is explained by the fact that this small hat for women appeared in the 19th century, originally designating a simple bauble. However, since the 1930s, the bibi has been an integral part of the most prestigious ceremonies, until officially integrating the dress code of the royal family’s wardrobe two decades later.
A hat for women reserved for special occasions
If we generally attribute the bibi at the wedding, this veiled mini hat is authorized for women of the royal family of England for special occasions. Thus, the latter can wear a fascinator during important events and official engagements. All in all, white hats are only reserved for royal events such as State Banquets. Protocol obliges, since the 1950s.