Royal Wedding Hat Designer Interview: Prime Minister's Wife 'Appalling' For Not Wearing Hat!

Mon, May 2, 2011 1:58pm EDT by 8 Comments

Samantha Cameron opted to wear a jeweled clasp instead of the required ‘fascinator.’ Do you think it was a royal snub?

It was all about the hats on April 29 but Samantha Cameron, Prime Minister David Cameron‘s wife, chose to defy tradition. Even though no dress code was enforced for female guests, the Daily Mail reports that it was understood that women would “wear a hat for the wedding service.” spoke with Philip Treacy, the man behind Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie‘s fashionable creations, and he called Samantha’s decision incredibly offensive.

“I thought it was appalling, because the prime minister’s wife is a lovely woman and I’ve met her and she’s charming,” Philip revealed at the screening of L’Amour Fou hosted by Vera Wang. “But however it was a Royal Wedding and the prime minister’s wife represents Britain and there’s nothing more English than a hat. So to go to a Royal Wedding without a hat was a mistake!”

Men were required to wear either a military uniform, morning coat or lounge suit. Samantha did receive praise for her turquoise Burberry dress and orange stole.

But did she make the biggest faux pas of the 21st Century?

— Chloe Melas

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