Is there a more important accessory to a woman attending a formal event than a high-end, elegant hat? Unlikely. With the royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William now all wrapped up, there was no shortage of celebrities and dignitaries present at the ceremony donning their Sunday best (or in this case Friday best) in preparation for the first royal wedding in nearly 30 years.
This collection of images from Buzzfeed displays some of the most fascinating examples of those hats worn just for the occasion. From right to left they are as follows: Victoria Beckham; Sally Bercow, wife of the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow; Princess Letizia of Spain; Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece; Kate Middleton herself; Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York; Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne; Princess Mathilde of Belgium; Lady Frederick Windsor; and Sophie, Countess of Windsor.