Princess Eugenie is famous for wearing wildly over-the-top hats — here are 25 of her most extravagant looks

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie is famous for her extravagant hats.
  • 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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie arrives to the parade ring for the first day of Royal Ascot 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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot 2008.

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.

Tim P. Whitby/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends Ladies Day of Royal Ascot 2009.

It was a nice contrast to her dark purple jacket.


The next day she wore this black dotted trilby by Philip Treacy.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie on the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2009.

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.

Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding.

The Princess went with yet another design by Philip Treacy.


She then attended another wedding in July 2011 wearing this brown and cream fascinator.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie arrives at the wedding of Mike Tindall and Zara Philips.

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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends day one of Royal Ascot 2013.

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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends day one of Royal Ascot 2014.

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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends Ladies Day of the Royal Ascot 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.

Alan Crowhurst/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie at Goodwood racecourse.

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.

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends a Buckingham Palace garden party.

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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends the third day of Royal Ascot 2016.

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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImgaesPrincess Eugenie attends a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham.

Kate Middleton has also worn several red hats over the years.


It was time for another angled, oversized hat for the Royal Ascot in June 2017.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends Royal Ascot 2017.

She proved she can wear both oversized and smaller designs.


Two days later, she wore this navy saucer design by Bundle McLaren.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie attends the Royal Ascot 2017.

The hat is trimmed with red silk flowers.


For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in May, Eugenie kept it subtle.

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesPrincess Eugenie went with a subtle design for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

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.

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesEugenie’s hat had a sweet message.

She wore a navy blue lace design by Misa Harada which featured the word “love” spelled out in silver beads.


She then wore a bright white hat for Trooping the Colour in June.

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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.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesBeatrice and Eugenie perfectly coordinated yet again/

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.

Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesEugenie went with one of her signature floral looks.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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