Kate Middleton’s Top Fascinator Hats

Even though the royal wedding is over, we’re feeling a little nostalgic about the timeless romance of beauty, elegance and style that we’ve grown so attached to. Of course, we’re talking about The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and her fascintor hats. These were the toppers that made a commoner look fit to be a princess, and made us fall in love with her enviable style. Before she puts on her most fabulous headwear yet (a tiara!), let’s pay respect to the best of Kate’s princess-worthy hats.

In a rare public appearance, Kate stepped out to the wedding of Nicholas Van Custern at London’s Guard Chapel in 2009. Wills was there too, but we hardly noticed him as this hat stole all the attention.

Kate's Hat 1 Credit: Mark Stewart/Camera Press/Retna

What better to adorn one’s head at an official event than feathers? If our boyfriend was getting inducted into the Royal Garter (like Kate’s was back in 2008), we would have worn exactly the same thing.

Kate's Hat 2Credit: Mark Stewart/Camera Press/Retna

We’re beginning to see a trend here of Kate stealing attention at other people’s weddings. In January of 2011, she did it again at the nuptials of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Sarah Louise Stourton.

Kate's Hat 3
Credit: Flynet

Another wedding, another insane hat. In October 2010, Kate and Wills began to stir up rumors of their own engagement when they showed up to a friend’s wedding. With a topper like that, it wasn’t hard for people to see her as a future royal.

Kate's Hat 4Credit: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Abaca

Kate’s been rocking the fantastic fascinators for years. Back in 2006, she wore this feathered confection to the wedding of future in-law Camilla Parker Bowles’s daughter Laura.

Kate's Hat 5Credit: Tim Graham/Getty

Dressed in the color of love, Kate donned this rose topper at the wedding of David Jardine-Paterson and Emilia D’Erlanger in Devon, England, on April 17, 2010.

Kate's Hat 7Credit: CameraPress / Renta

Kate fulfilled her first royal duty in February when she launched a lifeboat in Anglesey, Wales with William. She may have been new to the procedure, but she kept her cool with a familiar friend: a gorgeous topper.

Kate's Hat 6Credit: Mark Stewart/Camera Press/Retna

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