On May 6, 2023, the world witnessed the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey. Royals and dignitaries from all over the world gathered to witness this once-in-a-generation event.
The fashion and accessories really stole the show, as the royals and guests arrived in stunning and elaborate ensembles that reflected the grandeur of the occasion.
King Charles III wore a custom ermine-trimmed robe of state and a crown of jewels, which he switched from the St. Edward's crown to the diamond set Imperial State crown during the ceremony.
Queen Camilla looked resplendent in a couture gown of gold and white, created by renowned designer Bruce Oldfield. She also donned a custom ermine-trimmed robe of state and a crown adorned with precious jewels. Queen Camilla's coronation was just as regal, with her being crowned with the Garrard-designed diamond-encrusted Queen Mary's crown.
Amidst the splendour of the coronation ceremony, the royals adorned themselves with the finest attire and jewellery fit for such a momentous occasion. Prince William, the Prince of Wales wore a ceremonial robe while Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, graced the event in a custom ivory Alexander McQueen silk gown with silver beaded detail, paired with a matching floral and crystal leaf-inspired headpiece. Her pearl and diamond earrings, once belonging to Princess Diana which added a touch of sentimental value to her attire.
For those looking to add a touch of royalty to their wardrobe, our Narnia headdress captures the essence of the floral and crystal leaf-inspired headpieces worn by the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte. Adorned with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, silver organic details, and Moonstone, this luxurious jewelled band is handcrafted using tarnish-resistant jewellery wire and is mounted onto a metal band bound in silk ribbon. Its ivory pearl and silver colours make it a perfect accessory for special occasions. Narnia headdress is a stunning showcase of regal elegance.
Katy Perry also made an appearance, wearing a custom lilac short-sleeved jacket and matching skirt. She completed the look with a lilac hat and pearl necklace, and even performed at the Sunday coronation concert.
If you're also looking to add a touch of purple to your look, our one-of-a-kind lilac blooms garland may be just what you need. This stunning golden garland features amethyst blooms framed with lilac silk petals. 24k gold plated blossoms are spaced between tendrils of tonal Swarovski crystals, gemstones, and pearls. Matching hairpins are also available to complete your look.
King Felipe VI of Spain made a grand entrance in state dress, with Queen Letizia dressed in a stunning pink skirt suit and net-covered balel madrid straw hat. Queen Letizia, known for her impeccable fashion sense, is often cited as one of the world's best dressed royals.
Meanwhile, Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Kate Middleton, arrived in a sunny yellow coat dress with a matching straw fascinator and beige suede heels.
If you're inspired by Queen Letizia's and Pippa Middleton's fashion choices, our Collete Crescent Headdress is a similar statement headpiece. This Parasisal Capeline straw halo band is embellished with golden leaves and the finest freshwater pearls, inspired by French Renaissance headdresses. It's perfect for race days, summer nuptials, and any outdoor event or occasion. The headdress is formed on a comfortable band for ultimate wear and versatility and features 24k gold plated leaves and ivory pearls.
Penny Mordaunt, a British politician, made headlines when she carried a sword out of Westminster Abbey as part of her Privy Council duties. She was the first female to do so, and it was a significant moment for gender equality in British politics. Mordaunt's outfit for the occasion was equally noteworthy - she wore a stunning gold-embroidered teal cape and matching hat, which perfectly complemented the formality and tradition of the ceremony.
Carol Middleton, the mother-in-law of Prince William, opted for a smart and stylish look. She donned a royal blue ensemble with a tailored fit, paired with a padded headband in the same shade. The headband was a simple yet effective accessory that completed her look, providing a touch of sophistication and elegance.
If you're looking for a similar headband inspired by the styles of Mordaunt and Middleton, our Midnight Crescent headband may be just what you need. It features a navy velvet band embellished with 24k gold-plated florals and leaves, accented with blue sandstone gemstones and tonal Swarovski crystals. The band is padded for comfort and can be worn with any hairstyle.
First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden made a statement with her elegant and coordinated outfit. She wore a blue suit and matching leather gloves, which perfectly complemented her granddaughter Finnegan's stunning primrose yellow cape dress and headband. The two looked radiant sitting next to the Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska, dressed in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
Princess Beatrice, the niece of the British monarch, added a pop of colour to the royal family's array of fashion styles by wearing a fuchsia puff sleeve Beulah London dress and a stylish gold headband. She looked absolutely stunning.
If you want to achieve a similar look to Princess Beatrice's and Finnegan’s, have a look at our Gold Velvette headdress. This luxurious velvet plait headband is embellished with clusters of gold-tone Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gemstones, and 24k gold plated leaves. It's the perfect accessory to elevate your look from day to evening in a glamorous and sophisticated way. You can pair it with the Velvette Gold Earrings or Dark Rose Earrings (as seen), or wear it alone with any hairstyle. The headband is also available in Berry, Black, and Emerald.
There is nothing like a statement headpiece to elevate your outfit and make you feel like royalty. Whether you're attending a wedding, race day, or any special occasion, a headpiece is the perfect accessory to add that extra touch of glamour and sophistication. Our collection of one-of-a-kind headpieces is inspired by the latest trends and timeless classics, handcrafted with the finest materials and attention to detail. From luxurious velvet plaits to delicate floral combs, there is something for every style and occasion.
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