Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie made surprising style choices

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Princess Eugenie, left, and Princess Beatrice, right, joined father Prince Andrew for the wedding. (Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Prince Harry’s cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have taken a low-key approach to royal wedding style.

Famous for their daring hats from the 2011 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the royal sisters arrived at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in less show-stopping garb.

Princess Beatrice wore a midi, bespoke version of Roksanda’s Viola dress in a bold peacock blue, which she paired with nude Gianvito Rossi heels and a chic Stephen Jones hat that wrapped around her head.

Princess Eugenie, who will have her own wedding this fall, channeled Jackie Kennedy in a ’60s-style, pale blue bespoke dress by Gainsbourg. She added a cream pillbox hat by Fiona Graham and Valentino shoes.

It’s a far cry from their previous wedding outfits. At the royal wedding in 2011, they wore headpieces that, well, turned heads.

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice’s headpieces definitely gave royal watchers something to talk about at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. (Photo: Getty Images)

Princess Beatrice was the target of most of the mockery for her light pink Philip Treacy fascinator. The accessory became such a sensation that it even gained its own Facebook page with thousands of fans.

This meme was just too perfect. Source: Pinterest / Kara Forsyth

But Beatrice turned the negative attention into a positive when she auctioned the hat for charity. It made a whopping $24,801, which was split between UNICEF and the British charity Children in Crisis.

Later this year, Princess Eugenie, 27, will be walking down the aisle at her own royal wedding to longterm boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, 31. The younger daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson became engaged to her boyfriend of seven years during a trip to Nicaragua in January.

Their wedding is set to be held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Oct. 12, the very same venue that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are using.

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