Royal wedding: Designer Philip Treacy thinks Princess Beatrice hat is 'absolutely amazing'

04 MAY 2011

Princess Beatrice's quirky headgear was the talk of the royal nuptials, with critics divided on the daring sculptural design.

Now, Philip Treacy – the hatmaker to the stars, who created a staggering 35 headpieces for guests at the Abbey – has entered the discussion, calling his creation "absolutely amazing".

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Princess Eugenie's cobalt blue ensemble from Vivienne Westwood also caused a stir.

Like the adventurous young women that they are, the Princesses love to push the envelope with their fashion and sometimes they fall foul of the fashion police.

But no one could argue that their outfits from the night before at the Queen's pre-wedding dinner were anything short of fabulous.

The Duke of York's daughters more than held their own against dazzling competition from European bluebloods like Sweden's vivacious, future queen, Princess Victoria

 

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At the gala in London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Beatrice sparkled in a white and silver sheath dress by Australian designer Rachel Gilbert.

The lovely pale hue set off her auburn tresses to perfection. Adorned with sequins and featuring a tulle fishtail train, the gown made her look like a mermaid, suddenly washed up in SW1.

Meanwhile, younger sister Eugenie was sultry in a black, asymmetrical Vivienne Westwood number, with shoulder embellishment adding some sparkle to the corseted dress.

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