Princess Beatrice wore Ralph and Russo to her sister’s Windsor wedding

Princess Eugenie wedding

Did anyone else find it odd that Princess Eugenie made a big deal about how Princess Beatrice, her sister, was going to be her maid of honor, and yet Beatrice didn’t have a role in the wedding beyond doing a reading? It was strange, right? I guess I wasn’t expecting Beatrice to go Full Pippa and wear a white dress and handle all the kids, but I thought she would be more wedding-y, and more involved. Instead, Beatrice arrived with their mom, Sarah Ferguson (the Duchess of York) and they walked in together.

Beatrice wore a brilliant sapphire/amethyst-colored Ralph and Russo dress, with a headband by Sarah Cant. Sarah wore a green dress by Emma Louise and a hat by Jess Collett. I was a big fan of Beatrice’s whole look, although I didn’t think she looked like a “maid of honor.” Still, she was beautiful and the dress was great. Sarah, on the other hand… no. The green was such a strange shade, and the hat was flat-out awful. You could really tell that Sarah was SO HAPPY to be there, and to be part of the “royal fold” once again. There was a lot of shade for her from the wedding commentators.

Beatrice’s little brooch was one of my favorite pieces of jewelry from the day. So cute!

Princess Eugenie wedding

Princess Eugenie wedding

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  1. Patty says:

    Bea looks just like a younger version of her dad. Fergie continues to be a hot mess. Bless her heart.

    • Jenns says:

      Fergie did not disappoint. I’m sure she is loving this day.

    • kodakay says:

      I think Fergie looks okay. I would wear that hat; I love it.

      • Jan90067 says:

        When I saw Fergie, I thought of that winged messenger (Mercury?). I kept waiting for her to take flight lol

        Bea is way too young to look like she’s wearing a turban lol. Not a fan of the hat. Didn’t like that shade of lipstick on her either, but I loved the dress. It fit her beautifully, and it was a gorgeous color!

    • notasugarhere says:

      To me Eugenie looks like Andrew, while Beatrice looks like a young Queen Victoria.

  2. lee says:

    Is that a sweat stain under her arm in the first picture…??

  3. Becks1 says:

    Beatrice really looks lovely.

    Fergie….is Fergie, haha.

  4. Scal says:

    Fergie is so thirsty it’s absurd. And that dress it awful for mother of the bride. She was working that crowd like it was her event. Tacky.

  5. jeanne says:

    fergie’s serving up some 80s realness with that hat. i love the hat. the dress is not fitted properly,

    beatrice was beautiful but i didn’t like the neckline. it made her look like a linebacker.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I remember going to a close family friend’s wedding in the 80s, and my sister wearing an almost identical hat in pale blue. I love hats, but hats don’t love me. Beatrice looks really nice. The jewel colours and unfussy garments suit her best.

  6. duchess of hazard says:

    Fergie looks as if she’s been ridden hard and put away wet. How come? She has meansssssss not to look like that?

    • Barrett says:

      My mother told me to notice more English women let themselves age. Look at Camilla, queen, Helen Mirren, Judy denche. Some circles are less into Botox and lasers…..

      • Anastasia says:

        And I say good for them. I’ll reach my grave without a drop of Botox or a single laser or knife coming near my face. As a long-time teacher, I will have earned every wrinkle!

      • duchess of hazard says:

        I’m not commenting on the wrinkles as much as the sun damage to her skin.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Well, she’s a pale complexioned redhead who has enjoyed a fair share of ski and beach vacations over the years

  7. LizB says:

    I think they both look great. Sarah is fabulous. Good mother of the bride showing.

  8. Babs says:

    I love the color of Beatrice’s dress, so beautiful. The clutch and the shoes are awful though.

  9. Clare says:

    Not surprised tbh – brush aristo weddings don’t really do bridesmaids like Americans – bridesmaids/ the maid of honour (or chief bridesmaid) usually doesn’t stand up with the bride, just the one best man.

    I wasn’t surprised by her role in the wedding – she probably was the signatory on their marriage certificate though.

    Fergie, as expected is doing too much.

  10. MCV says:

    Fergie acting like it was her second wedding or something, embarrassing.

  11. minx says:

    Fergie’s dress isn’t all that flattering.
    I do love all of the jewel tones we are seeing.

  12. TheOriginalMia says:

    Beatrice looks very pretty. Nice safe choice. Fergie is Fergie. The hat is giving me 80s vibes, but it’s fine. The dress doesn’t fit, but it’s not that bad.

  13. Astrid says:

    3/4 length sleeves seem to make every women look like The Hulk busting out of their clothes.

  14. Natalie S says:

    Fergie is straight-up pointing at people. I love it.

    Seeing Fergie there makes me miss Diana a little.

    • Anastasia says:

      Makes me think of the show Veep, when she’s always pointing at people and saying, “I SEE YOU!” LOL

  15. Mego says:

    @Kaiser for all the shade we throw at the Yorks (some of it justified) they are very tight as a family unit. Eugenie and Bea would not want their Mum to walk in there alone, particularly with her strain relationship with the RF. I am certain that is why Bea accompanied her rather than down the aisle. It’s lovely imo.

    • Nic919 says:

      That’s what I think too. The york girls knew that Sarah would be facing some people who don’t like her and so Bea was there to support her.

    • Nikki says:

      I can’t believe this didn’t occur to me; I’ll bet you’re right. My sister hadn’t seen her ex’s family in 25 years, and she was VERY apprehensive before her son’s wedding. (It was fine.) .

    • norah says:

      or maybe in case fergie embarassed herself even more

  16. aang says:

    I love Fergie’s hat. It gives me the fins on a vintage Cadillac vibe. And the color fits with that theme. I think she looks great and I have no hate for her.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Hahaha! That, too! I thought she looked like Mercury on the old dimes!

    • JanetDR says:

      It’s a very snappy hat and I like it a lot! I feel it doesn’t go with the vibe of the dress which is softer. And I hate that you can see the slip or crinkled lining clearly under that thin fabric.

  17. Sam says:

    Beatrice looks stunning,love the colour and the dress.Fergie looks like okay but she was super tacky shaking the crowd hands like it was her wedding

  18. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    Fergie gonna Ferg, Ferg, Ferg, Ferg, Ferg. (Sung to the tune of Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off)

  19. Magdalin says:

    Eugenie, the wisest, most articulate, elegant and diplomatic York, who will probably be the most successful York as well (no shade, but it is said that she has great relationships with almost everyone in the family and otherwise; while her immediate family members don’t seem get along with folks as well) was a gorgeous bride! I wish her and and Jack a lifetime of happiness and hope they truly enjoy the weekend extravaganza.

    Oh, Fergie. I think she was just so happy to be near the royal fold again, that she overdid it, in every way. Her entrance reminded me of Cuba Gooding, Jr. or Jeremy Renner. When they arrive at film premieres, they kind of greet people and do running/boxing/pointing gestures as they go in. She literally shuffle-ran over to some people in the crowd and hugged them before shuffle running to the steps to walk up. It just wasn’t elegant, but it was Fergie and you have to love her for it. Someone on Twitter had a clip of her when she was sitting in the church ahead of the service; waving, mouthing words to people and dramatically fanning herself and simply called it, “Vintage Fergie.” But in all fairness, it had to feel a bit awkward for her and I hope she enjoyed the day as mom-of-the-bride.


    I agree that Beatrice accompanied her mom as a gesture of support and solidarity. I did think she would have a role more akin to Pippa’s, but whatever the case, they all looked happy.

  20. Betsy says:

    At first glance at the first pic I thought perhaps Fergie’s hat had wings.

  21. Starryfish29 says:

    Bea looked ice, if not exactly like a part of the wedding party. Fergie was…Fergie.

  22. Anastasia says:

    Fergie’s hat makes it look as if she is about to take flight, and I don’t mean that as a criticism! It’s fun.

    All I know is, the family looked very happy, and really that’s all that matters.

  23. Amelie says:

    Beatrice looked great though I’m a bit confused by the neckline of her outfit. Is it asymmetrical or is it just slightly slipping off her shoulder as she walks into the church with her mom in the lat picture? Lol my OCD kicking in as usual.

    I actually don’t think Fergie looks as bad as everyone is making her out to be and she doesn’t look like a hot mess to me. Just supremely overjoyed to be at a big event where the RF cannot ignore her presence and over the moon about her daughter. I will say the color of her dress paired with her hair makes me think of a mermaid.

  24. Ida says:

    yes to Bea’s dress but no to the “turban” like headpiece. awful.

  25. PeggingOut says:

    I actually like Fergies dress. That hat though……(shudders)

  26. Noodles says:

    Maybe Fergie is extra happy because it’s her daughters wedding day and nothing to do with being a part of the royal fold. I know she can be an attention seeker but surely for any mother, their child’s wedding day is pretty special.

  27. ladida says:

    Fergie looked like she thoroughly enjoyed being back in the “royal” spotlight!

  28. Murphy says:

    Louise acted as the maid of honor.
    Beatrice was the Fergie Handler.

  29. homeslice says:

    Oh lord, I have a soft spot for Sarah, lol.

  30. Incognita says:

    I actually prefer the ensemble Fergie wore to Harry and Meghan’s nuptials. It was much more polished, IMHO. I cringed a little when Fergie darted out of the Rolls and made a beeline to press palms with randos in the crowd. Her actions totally screamed, “Thirst!” As much as I have liked Fergie over the years, I would have hoped that someone would have assisted her with improving her carriage. She ambles around like a heavy-headed toddler. Ugh!

    As far as Princess Eugenie’s gown is concerned, I liked the back of the gown a lot more than the front. I liked the deep “V” and the bustle. Unfortunately, the front of the gown was more troublesome and it gave me Crystal Carrington “Dynasty” teas. I just didn’t care for the folds around her shoulders. Prince Charles looked dapper and HM looked adorbs as usual!

    • YankLynn says:

      So I read elsewhere that Fergie ran up to the woman in the wheelchair because she is an old friend of Sarah’s mother and also attended Sarah’s wedding. And the woman was very grateful for the gesture, talking to a reporter afterwards about how Sarah never forgets a friend. So I’ll give Fergie a pass on that one. But talk about hilarious wedding album – with all the mugging by the bride’s mother and pointing and exagerrated mouthing of greetings and grinning. Exhausting to look at her. Maybe we’re contrasting with the serene Doria and thats why so startling.

      Someone else posted this but I agree — Bea’s job was wrangling Fergie, not little kids. Lady Louise did the yeoman’s job of herding all those little bridal attendants around. There’s an hysterical shot of Charlotte with her hand over her face which I decided is Charlotte face palming at the crowd 🙂

  31. Birds eye view says:

    I think it woud’ve been nice for Beatrice to be more bridesmaidy and pippa-like looming after her sister because they r so close instead of having to be on Fergie-watch…her fist pumping at th chapel door…wtf? She’s no class…n she’s got all th grace of a fkn cart horse….poor Beatrice xx

  32. Nikki says:

    Y’all make me feel SO guilty…Fergie’s dress was too tight, especially near the upper hips, and too tight never looks as good as the right fit. Fergie’s hat was more startling than flattering. Bea ALWAYS looks off to me; it isn’t that she isn’t model thin, because plenty of ample gals dress super stylishly. But she often picks styles that accentuate her problems and make her look matronly. All that fabric styled near her neckline highlights her bustiness, and her hat is so tiny it looks like a purple beanie. It doesn’t have any grace at all. I wish I could dress her just once; I really do. (ps: Have any of you ever seen the movie “The Dressmaker”? Kate Winslett plays a dressmaker who brings out the best in all her clients.)

    • Lilly says:

      I often feel the same way, like let the positive vibes roll. But, I agree on Fergie’s dress, tight and so on. It’s sweet she’s matching the tiara. I don’t mind her being true to her pointing, mugging self, although we’d never be close. Extroverts are too opposite from me and that doesn’t mean my way is correct; it’s just that we’re oil and water. With Bea, I loved her look at Will and Kate’s wedding, so big or go home. But, I’m sure the sisters chose together on her dress and I want to like it. The brooch and color are wonderful. Bea’s definitely the type who can show her shoulders with no shame.

  33. Crassino Royale says:

    Good dress, but nope, too mature for a young woman. The dress screams I sinned last night and I liked it but it is Sunday and this is church, dammit. One of my aunts will be wearing something like that come Easter.
    Fergie got it right, tho! I know people are hating the bow/snitch on the hat, but she’s the original Fergie and we wouldn’t expect any less of her. I actually like the whole getup. Good for her!

  34. Redgrl says:

    Fergie’s dress reminded me of the disastrous outfit Chelsey Davy wore to Williamand Kate’s wedding. Something about the colour & the fabric just looked cheap and grubby. Didn’t like Bea’s headpiece although the colour was beautiful.

  35. Addison says:

    I loved Fergie’s dress. The hat ruined it.