Royal Wedding Hats! What will YOU be Wearing???

Apr 28, 2011 | Royalty | 22 comments

I added this photo an hour after posting this blog – kinda tore me up.  I think I am going to be a bit more emotional than I expected…

I am positively giddy about tomorrow morning!

Really, I am just leaning full swing into the romance and spectacle of it all.
I need a break from the chaos in our own country and I will be taking it in Wills and Kate.
I’ll probably cry that Diana is not there…
How many new readers do I have that I can share this fun question with…
Did you know I met her?
For real!
Have the warm memories and photos to prove it!  (In fact they are somewhere on this blog).
Update:  I just went and found the photo for you – don’t mind my hideous hair cut!  It was 1996 after all… BTW, that’s me in the blue and Momma in the white.

Anyways – I love saying that and could not resist!
Tomorrow morning, just like my Momma did with me so many years ago I will wake up Amélie and we will watch someone become a Princess!
We will be in our pink housecoats and vintage hats…
Here are some that I will be choosing from…
(It’s alarming how one can have “fat head” as early as 20 weeks with a fourth pregnancy… what the heck am I going to look like by September… a Macy’s float???  Oh, and a big thank you to hubby for sweetly taking these ridiculous photos and for catching the laundry pile I have been too lazy to hang up in the background of EACH ONE!)
Your thoughts???
Too Jackie.

Too Small for a royal wedding!

Too plain.

Too Camilla!!!

This is my favorite but alas, Amélie is hooked on it (see sidebar Easter photos) and has asked to wear it tomorrow. 

Very Diana!
I think this is the one.
See you bright and early!!!
PS – Did you know you can watch on!


  1. Tamra

    I pick your fav too, it’s perfect. But no little girl should be denied a beautiful hat so the second choice will do quite nicely.

    I’ll be up early with coffe and scones in hand but I’ll be watching in my jammies. I don’t think the Queen Mum will mind.

  2. Adrienne

    It was shortly before my mother’s death from cancer when Diana got married. She lived with us and she and I sat on her bed in our flannel pj’s wearing big hats, long gloves (you must wear gloves), and sipped tea.

    Hubby thought we had lost our minds. heh

    I think your last hat choice is the perfect one! Don’t forget the gloves…

  3. kerrie of sea cottage

    I will be up sipping tea and eating scones while watching through sleepy eyes with the rest of you! And no I did not know you met Princess Di!!!

  4. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    You look good in a hat…me? Not. So. Much. But, like you, the last one is my favorite on you, too.

    I am DVR’ing coverage. I hope to be able to watch it in the morning and fast forward through the boring parts.

  5. The Not So Perfect Housewife

    I didn’t sleep that well last night, so I don’t think I’ll be waking up that early to watch it, but I do have set to tape so I’ll watch it a little later.
    I’m looking forward to it. I mean how many times do we get to watch a prince marry his princess 🙂

    Have a wonderful time.

  6. Homemaker Ang

    I have an entire video series of us preparing for the Royal Wedding today! One of the segments features your very own Parisienne Farmgirl Macaroons served at the Royal Wedding Rehersal Dinner with the Queen herself…

    start with the first one and move on down…

    I have a few hat choices as well!

  7. Splenderosa

    Oh, how I DO love this! Such a girl, you are. Come over to see my Royal Wedding attire & let me know what you think. Happy Watching. Oh & BTW, Christina @ Fashion’s Most Wanted will be tweeting for Love magazine…the link is in my comments if you are interested…she’s British & quite with it! xx’s

  8. claudia b

    Well, cherie, we are en vacances so I do not have a chapeau avec moi. But I’ll try to get up although I am so fricking exhausted that I may sleep through. Have fun with Amelie!

  9. Lara

    Cute post!
    I am SO excited!! I will be so choked up over Diana. I saw her when she was in Chicago – I just happened to be walking down the Mag. Mile when she was coming out of the Drake Hotel. The firrst thing that stood out to me when I saw her was her height, then her grace. 🙂 I think she was wearing that same suit.. so we might have seen her the same day!

  10. Ann at eightacresofeden

    I think your daughter has chosen my favourite! I love to wear hats and not just on special occasions which I shared about at my blog a while ago. Must be the English heritage coming through I think. I can remember wearing long shawl collared wool coats when I lived in London always with a matching hat! At one stage I lived in Chelsea and most days on my way to work would walk down this tucked away street where there was this gorgeous little shoe shop where I am told Diana bought her shoes. The shoes were incredible – so elegant and very expensive – so I was never game to go inside and ask to try a pair on!
    Tonight almost every channel is showing the wedding but it’s also the night my husband watches rugby which is still being televised. (Grrr!) Might have to hide the remote. Have roast beef defrosting right now and contemplating making Yorkshire puddings.

  11. Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    I love the last one too, Angela.

    What sweet memories you have of meeting Diana, too.

    I’m afraid I’ll be in bed fast asleep, but I have the DVR already set.

    Have fun!


  12. Andrea G

    Enjoy the moment with them!

    Here is a nice little prayer I came across for the two. It’s from:

    They are the Transalpine Redemptorists and live in a Catholic Monastery on Papa Stronsay.

    Prayer for the Royal Wedding.

    Heavenly Father,
    we ask your blessing
    upon his Royal Highness, Prince William and Catherine
    as they pledge their love for each other in marriage.
    May your love unite them through their lives.
    Grant them the strength to serve you,
    our country and the Commonwealth
    with integrity and faithfulness.
    Through Christ our Lord.

  13. Renata

    OK I may be hatless, but I have been counting down to this wedding – must be the English blood in me!
    Thankfully for us itś this afternoon – very nicely timed for late afternoon which is good as all the channels have it on (I’m getting Dave to hook up the antennae for the event even though we’ve been TV free since January – thatś dedication for you 🙂 )
    Enjoy watching -I´ll be thinking of you & your daughter as Ellie & I watch:)


  14. Amanda

    Angela, you are a hoot and a half;)

    I certainly think the last one is the way to go:)

    By the way, you look fantastic!

    What a sweet post:)

  15. Deanna

    You look darling with the black hat with wide rim!!!

    You watch for me and tell me what ya think. Royal Wedding will be beautiful. I will be interested in the wedding dress.

    Your header is great!
    Congrats on the pregnancy. Sweet baby on the way.

    God bless,
    d in kansas

  16. Carissa

    We were watching!!!! I thought of you… I knew you were watching too!!! 😉

    Love the hats!


  17. Cheryl

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the cute comments on my Royal countdown post : )
    Love your hats ! Wear them all

    Cheers !

  18. Bess

    I enjoy the report


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