The Beckmans and their edgy chic
     Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne
    It was like Ascot Gavotte in color as guests poured into Westminster Abbey this morning for the long awaited wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Oh La La! factor really kicked once the crowd swelled; Cecil Beaton's over the top sets and costumes for My Fair Lady come to mind yet this is all real.  When have we seen such a parade of head sculpture all in one place?  Phillip Treacy was the star hatter with others like Jane Taylor and Noel Stewart wowing us, every creation a 180 turn from the next. I have to admit, when it comes to hats the British have to be the most inventive. Do you perchance get the idea some of these dresses and coat ensembles were designed around the head wear? The UK has a rich history of costume and keeping aspects of it traditional. Their hats have evolved to the art form we saw today and I think they will continue to reinvent new trends.

     Miriam Gonzalez Durantez looking every inch as chic as an Irving Penn photo

     Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.  Stunning

     Who are these gorgeous guests?  The Earl of Spencer's daughters and cousins to Prince William . . .
    The duke of York's daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie. 
    Zara Phillips
     HRH, The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla)
     Always chic and my fav fashion royal, Michael of Kent
    Monacco's Prince Albert and his fiance Charlene Wittstock
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