- Princess Eugenie has been known for her extravagant headwear since she and Princess Beatrice stepped out in over-the-top hats at their cousin Prince William’s royal wedding in 2011.
- Almost a decade has passed, and the Queen’s granddaughter is still known for taking risks when it comes to royal fashion.
- To celebrate Eugenie’s 30th birthday on March 23, Insider has gathered the best photos that show the royal’s hat evolution from over the years.
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One of Princess Eugenie’s earliest extravagant pieces is this purple beret-style fascinator by Philip Treacy worn in June 2008.
The large floral embellishments help take it over-the-top.
The next day she went for another design by Philip Treacy with a sweeping feather trim.
She paired it with a matching white jacket to complete the bright look.
She then wore this lime green satellite saucer by Philip Treacy to the Royal Ascot in June 2009.
It was a nice contrast to her dark purple jacket.
The next day she wore this black dotted trilby by Philip Treacy.
It featured a swirling spiral design protruding from the side to give it some extra height.
Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice made headlines for their extravagant hats at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in April 2011.
The Princess went with yet another design by Philip Treacy.
She then attended another wedding in July 2011 wearing this brown and cream fascinator.
The design featured white feathers at the top and below the brim.
For the Royal Ascot in June 2013, she opted for a more subtle design by Nerida Fraiman.
The grey hat featured an inverted brim for a slightly whimsical touch.
For the Royal Ascot in June 2014, Princess Eugenie wore for this rose-trimmed piece by Nerida Fraiman.
This was an elegant addition to her growing hat collection.
This teal number by Nerida Fraiman made an appearance during the Royal Ascot in June 2015.
The hat featured a swirling design towards the back.
She went back to the dramatic styling with this large disc design by Nerida Fraiman in July 2015.
The hat featured a pearl brooch at its centre.
This blue number she wore in May 2016 is one of the brightest hats in her collection.
It’s entirely made of a feathered design.
For the Royal Ascot in 2016, she went with this oversized pale pink design by Jess Colletton.
It featured an open weaved pattern with floral detailing.
She then went with this festive number by Sarah Cant for Christmas Day in December 2016.
It was time for another angled, oversized hat for the Royal Ascot in June 2017.
She proved she can wear both oversized and smaller designs.
Two days later, she wore this navy saucer design by Bundle McLaren.
The hat is trimmed with red silk flowers.
For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in May, Eugenie kept it subtle.
She opted for an elegant pillbox hat by Fiona Graham of Fi Graham Millinery. Many people noted that it was quite a departure from the show-stopping hat she wore at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in April 2011.
Later in May, the princess made a sweet statement with her hat while attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
She then wore a bright white hat for Trooping the Colour in June.
The hat featured a green leaf design on the underside of the brim.
She went with a similar white design with a blue tassel for the first day of the Royal Ascot in June.
Princess Beatrice was at her side in a blue fascinator with feathers and ribbon detailing.
Later in June, Eugenie opted for a black and white hat during day three of the Royal Ascot.
The hat featured a black brim with white floral embellishments at the centre.
She wore a brighter colour, but a more low-key style of hat for an appearance at Royal Ascot in 2019.
Princess Beatrice, meanwhile, wore a powder blue hat by Bundle MacLaren with a matching dress.
The royal opted for a peacock-style feathered hat during a separate appearance at the same event.
She paired the hat with a teal dress by Calvin Klein.
For Trooping the Colour 2019, Eugenie sported a saucer monochrome hat with floral detail.
She paired the hat with a blue shift dress by Amanda Wakeley.
She wore a navy hat with a floral Erdem dress for an outing with the Queen.
The pair stepped out for a rare joint appearance at the Royal Maundy service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Eugenie’s final extravagant look is an elegant white hat she wore to the Queen’s garden party with Princess Beatrice and Prince Harry in the summer of 2019.
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