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The best fascinators in modern royal history
A fascinator is no mere hat. It's an ornate headpiece — often decorated with flowers or feathers — and popular among royals. Take a look!
This is one way to spice up an outfit! Laura Parker Bowles wore this festive gold fascinator at the wedding of her mother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Charles, Prince of Wales, in England in 2005.
Her mother returned the favor with this fun fascinator the next year, at her daughter's wedding.
The former Kate Middleton, then Prince William's girlfriend, wore this feathery fascinator at the same wedding.
We can always count on Princess Beatrice of York to have the best fascinators.
Here she is with the fiercest butterfly headpiece to ever be created, at the wedding of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly in 2008.
A fascinator fit for the racetrack! Princess Anne wore this fascinator at the Ascot Racecourse in 2009.
Flowers, anyone? Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wore this lovely piece to the royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2011.
Fascinators are often tilted to one side, like this dramatic piece worn by the Duchess of Cambridge at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in 2011.
At the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011, there were many unique fascinators on display, most memorably this pair, worn by sisters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York.
And here they are again! Oh wait, that's TODAY's own Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, taking the princesses' style for a spin. Looking good, ladies!
Also at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson wore this bright blue fascinator. It was designed by Philip Treacy, the famed London milliner who's often called upon for royal events such as weddings.
Victoria Beckham may not be a royal, but she too knows the power of a good fascinator. Here she is with husband David Beckham at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011.
Princess Beatrice strikes again! She wore this mustard yellow fascinator in 2014. We'd love to take a look inside her hat closet. (She probably has a hat closet, right?)
Clearly, her sister has a love for fascinators, too. Here Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice wear similar looks during Easter Sunday church service at England's Windsor Castle in April 2017.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore this chic white fascinator in 2017 in Belgium. Note how Kate always matches her fascinators to her outfits. So polished!
OK, it's more of a hat than a fascinator. Meghan Markle wore this Philip Treacy creation to Christmas church service in London in 2017.
But with her own royal wedding right around the corner, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch Markle embrace the fashion statement piece that is the beloved fascinator. And we can't wait!