Victoria Beckham in navy with crimson stilettos at the Royal Wedding: dour or cool?

David Beckham, Victoria Beckham arrive for the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Windsor Castle
Victoria Beckham got a lot of flack for her mood at the Royal Wedding, but that’s how she always looks. She was in a navy midi dress with split sleeves which she paired with bright red heels. She looks so elegant and not try hard at all (see: Amal Clooney). I can’t find a designer ID in my five minutes of looking but I’m assuming this is a Victoria Beckham dress. If it’s not I’ll update!

Look she is smiling here! This is Posh smiling.
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And this is why she doesn’t smile! She knows to look slightly bemused instead of happy.
David Beckham, Victoria Beckham arrive for the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Windsor Castle

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Here’s Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford. The floral print on her yellow dress looks vintage, this is lovely and she looks so natural and fresh.
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Duchess Camilla had on a light pink dress coat paired with an awesome pink hat made of tiered layers and worn at an angle. She looked like she was having fun and it certainly showed in her fashion.
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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    Didn’t realise so many HW stars were there. Look at Chuck, coming down those steps with 2 lovely ladies on his arms.

    Cams really brought the hat game.

    • Bluthfan says:

      A lot of those Hollywood people are friends of Meghan or Harry. The only ones that I found surprising were Idris Elba and Oprah.

      And I am over Victoria Beckham. She dresses like she’s going to a funeral and then pouts the whole time for attention IMO. She’s exhausting.

      • TeamAwesome says:

        Idris got his start through the Prince of Wales Trust, and continues as an ambassador for it.

      • marjiscott says:

        I agree. It’s like it always has to have the focus on her. So tiring!

      • Milla says:

        Vicky looks miserable. Depressed? I don’t care about her whole outfit, she has no presence.

        I kind of wish there was less celebrities.

      • Rachel in August says:

        In one of the videos I saw, she was standing with her husband and he broke away for a photo op with a young fan (I presume) and she looked mighty pissed! I just don’t think she was in a good mood, but as far as her outfit, she always knows not to outshine the bride. She looked beautiful at Kate and William’s wedding in an understated but simply stunning navy blue outfit. She knows protocol is all, I don’t think she looks dressed for a funeral in the least. Love the shoes. She doesn’t strike me as an attention-whore at all. Amal Clooney on the other hand in that yellow outfit …

      • Shannon says:

        I read that she doesn’t smile often because she doesn’t like her teeth, to which I can completely relate.

    • Liberty says:

      I loved the way he had one lady on each arm. Underlined the welcome to the family. He seemed to have a sweet friendly rapport with Doria, did anyone else notice that?

      • Honey says:

        It was sweet.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Yes, Chuck did a really nice job today! He was trying to make Doris feel comfortable and welcome. Really great to see.

      • Anners says:

        Absolutely! And it actually made him seem more human and caring, too. I’m so happy for Meghan and Doria that they are being so publicly and warmly embraced by the Royal Family (who generally seem to skew cold)

    • SJhere says:

      I love Camillas hat! So pretty.
      I do like to see the pastel or pale flowery dresses, I like VB and the navy dress is too heavy looking, could she smile just once, ffs?

      • DearWhitePeople says:

        Look at the body language with Posh & her husband. He is practically elbowing her away! And I know we’re all supposed to be “over” the Camilla scandal, but does she HAVE to keep the signature Lady Diana hairstyle after all these years?

    • broodytrudy says:

      Camilla’s hat is incredible! I thought it was feathers at first and was dying! Gorgeous!

    • Enny says:

      Camilla and Charles both came across as genuinely thrilled for harry and Meghan, and like this was a truly happy family occasion. It was really lovely I think, they were relaxed and just soaking in a happy moment.

      • Evie says:

        Charles did a wonderful job. He went out of his way to include Doria and make her feel comfortable. He looks really happy coming down the steps with two women on his arm. He looked very nice in the gray suit. I liked Doria and Camilla’s outfits as well. My only quibble with Doria’s outfit — was that the color was very close to the Queen’s ensemble. I’m sure Doria had no way of knowing what the Queen would wear. Camilla looked lovely — a lot of women including Oprah chose that blush pink color. I have to say Camilla, is aging very well.

        According to the 200 guests at the Frogmore House evening reception, Charles’ toast to Harry and Meghan brought tears to everyone’s eyes. I’m glad they have a good relationship.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I love that Charles escorted Doria out of the church. I know he has his (serious) issues – but he handled today perfectly.

    I think Victoria looked amazing. People complained about her lack of a smile but its like…..that’s her face. lol. I loved the pop of color with the shoes.

    • Carmen says:

      I agree about Charles. It was very classy and considerate of him.

      • Liberty says:

        Yes. I give him points for that (instead of deducting today)! 😉

      • imqrious2 says:

        Walking down out of the chapel escorting both women was a lovely optic. Good on him! I hope it’s not *just* for show, and that the family is actually very welcoming to Doria (ie: an invitation to Christmas at Sandringham, like Sophie’s father).

      • minx says:

        It was very sweet.

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      Agreed on both counts. I think Charles did a great job today and handled everything really well. And people really need to get over Victoria not smiling. She’s been famous for what 20 years now? That’s her face – she doesn’t smile. Move on.

    • Alix says:

      There’s resting bitch face, and then there’s The Widow Beckham.

      • minx says:

        I wish they would just call it a day on their marriage. DB is probably thinking about some girlfriend and VB looks extra miserable. Get yourself another guy, Posh!

      • Enny says:

        Hasn’t she said before that she’s self-conscious about her smile/teeth and that’s why she doesn’t smile in public?

      • sunsetsnow81 says:

        I do too @minx. She looks miserable. Life is too short!

      • Alix says:

        Enny: Lots of people smile with their mouths closed. She doesn’t owe it to the world to smile, of course; I just find it interesting that she doesn’t look merely neutral but downright pained and miserable all the time.

    • Bethany F says:

      i wish people would stop telling women to smile. it’s so annoying.

      • Enny says:

        +1. Whatever her reason, women don’t have to smile to placate society.

      • Alix says:

        I second that. As I said above, she’s under no obligation to smile for anyone. The question is simply why she looks so actively miserable all the time.

        At D-listed, someone just posted a pic of her meeting a very young Harry, and she’s smiling broadly (and her teeth look fine).

      • applecore says:

        Exactly! She smiled when greeting people inside the church so its not like she’s being rude to anyone. She just doesn’t smile for cameras.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree, he did very well.

      VB always looks dour to me. And David Beckham should have stopped with the tattoos once they crept above a collar line.

      • Kosmos says:

        I thought VB looked very lovely in the Navy dress and red heels, great taste! She also looked lovely with her makeup and not as pale as usual. I read in an interview somewhere that she prefers not to smile and tries to look dour, but cannot remember why, perhaps that it was a “look” she wanted to embrace to be different, not sure. But it is a bit strange to look so uncomfortable even if you’re not really. Right, not fond of ALL of her husband’s tattoos ugh. Well, at least he’s not afraid of smiling.

    • Bridget says:

      This isn’t Victoria’s usual look. There’s a range of facial expressions beyond smiling, and not to mention she and David have never looked so disconnected (and this is in all recent photos). Normally she’s giving FACE even when she’s not smiling.

    • Rachel in August says:

      Loved her shoes as well.

  3. Becks1 says:

    And Camilla certainly brought it with the hat. I love seeing her at significant occasions. She has no fear -big hats, big jewels, etc.

  4. savu says:

    I loved Posh’s look. I wish people would stop about her perceived moodiness, y’all, that’s been her face FOREVER! The original RBF. Werrrrrkkkkkkkkk

    • minx says:

      She and D.B. barely look at each other, that’s what I was noticing. That marriage seeems like it’s dead and they are just going through the motions.

      • SJhere says:

        Yup. I agree, they are a “brand” these days.

      • Chaine says:

        I so agree, going into the church they were so far apart from each other, no effort to touch or be affectionate, not even looking at each other.

      • penguin says:

        They’re pretty solid in their intents to present themselves as a brand. I very much get the feeling its morphed into a business partnership and they present themselves together in aid of that. What they do privately is likely very different

      • minx says:

        Yes, I know they want to be a brand…but if the whole world can see you can’t stand each other, what’s the “brand?” We’re not blind.

      • Danielle says:

        She usually doesn’t smile, but I thought she looked gorgeous but unhappy today. Hope it’s not problems between her and David.

      • Knitter says:

        I feel for Victoria. I get the feeling she’s trying to save their marriage, but David has checked out. He’s projecting his energy out towards the public and trying to charm strangers rather than caring for Victoria. Watching this fairy tale wedding must feel like salt in a wound.

      • minx says:

        Knitter—I think you’ve nailed it. All his attention is going towards everyone else but her. I would bet he does whatever he wants and it’s up to her to put up with it if not. I couldn’t do it, no wonder she looks miserable.

      • KBB says:

        @Knitter Completely agree. When they were walking in it was like he was intentionally ignoring her! He would walk too fast, then suddenly stop and wave to the crowd, then he took a selfie with some girl. Victoria was trying to anticipate what he was going to do, but it was like he was walking in as a single person and she was trying to keep them looking like a couple. He has definitely checked out and she seems to be trying to hold it all together.

      • Rachel in August says:

        Here is the video where she becomes very annoyed … it’s right at the beginning:

      • minx says:

        Rachel—Thanks for that.

      • Evie says:

        @minx: You’re right. Whatever problems the Beckhams may or may not be having in their marriage; they’re at a wedding. It’s a happy occasion, Victoria made no effort to look happy at all. This was more than resting bitch-face. Even walking into the church she looked stiff and unhappy. A mannequin could have conveyed more emotion than Victoria.

        David on the other hand, looked to be having a grand time. He happily posed for photos with people outside the church. At one point, while waiting for the ceremony to begin, the cameras caught him saying something to her and she just ignored him — looked straight ahead and never responded or even acknowledged him. She just sat there stone faced.

    • Natalia says:

      I liked everything – even the baggy wedding dress, except the shoes on Posh. Those are not crimson. Those are some kind of weird shocking salmon color and they did not go with the dress at ALL. Ugh.

  5. Liberty says:

    Victoria B looked appropriate, I thought. If a bit extra sad of face esp during ceremony….Camilla and Doria brought a sweet lightness of hue in their dresses and hats that I liked and worked nicely with Charles’ choice of suit. Not a big fan of Amal’s look. But I have never liked that shade of yellow.

    • LadyB says:

      Col. Mustard in the chapel with the prayer book?

      • Other Renee says:

        Exactly what I called Amal at 3 am when I first saw that LOOK AT ME outfit! Talk about try hard.

        I feel badly for Posh. She’s not a happy woman. Trying to save (her resting bitch) face. I have read elsewhere that they’re having financial problems. Trying to push her children into unearned nepotism success. Probably watching the wedding thinking “Sure. You’re happy now. But wait til you have four kids and your husband has multiple side pieces.”

  6. as says:

    I LOVE Posh’s look with /those/ heels. Makes me want to get ridiculously bright ones to suit monotone outfits. They honestly all look great here.

  7. Abby says:

    All the people on this post looked lovely. And I liked how Charles handled the day—very classy and welcoming.

  8. Gine says:

    I didn’t know Carey was there! She looks great. This was a pretty well-dressed wedding overall, I remember a lot more weirdness and fug from the guests at W&K’s wedding.

    • kk2 says:

      why was she there? I don’t understand. Are Mumford & Sons performing at reception maybe?

  9. Susie says:

    I LOVE the Mother of the Bride’s outfit! This is the first time I see it and she looks amazing! She nailed it! I want that!

  10. Aud says:

    Victoria is like a really elegant Wednesday Addams. 😂😂

  11. Lauren says:

    I love the pic of Charles and the ladies on his arm. They all looked great but more importantly I don’t think I have ever seen the Middleton’s looking that cozy and welcomed by Charles.

  12. Liberty says:

    PS —- Sixer, hello and cheers if you are reading this with us today.

  13. Beechie says:

    My first thought when I saw Camilla was “Oh she looks pretty”. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her as pretty so well done!

    • Hoping says:

      I thought the same!
      Carey Mulligan, on the other hand… I think that dress and shoes do not make her a favour. But she is so pretty, anyway.

  14. Justwastingtime says:

    Victoria Beckam Is perfection from head to toe.

  15. Hazel says:

    Couldn’t help but notice George & Charlotte we’re not part of the wedding party as the bride & groom left the church, the other kids had to take up the slack.

  16. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    I didn’t get the sense that Camilla was having fun at all. To me, she always looks like she’s holding in a fart. Also, I don’t like Beckham’s hat…looks like she’s going to a funeral.

    • Skippy says:

      It looked to me like Charles was blowing her off. He’s a fool. Camilla has a great sense of humor. Philip and she are often laughing uproariously together.

  17. Harryg says:

    Victoria looked like a Stepford wife, completely blank! (Or like Stepford widow, in black.) But gorgeous.

  18. Seraphina says:

    Vics looks like she belong at a funeral with that solemn look on her face. Good Lord. Compared to some other guests (Chopra) she looks no bueno.

  19. LittlefishMom says:

    Does this woman EVER smile? She literally always looks miserable. Like, every single time for years and years and years. I don’t understand it.

  20. Skippy says:

    Victoria Beckham. I never see her clothes because I can never get past that face. I call her Happy Face. She looks eternally constipated.

  21. Pandy says:

    After seeing her looking so miserable, I’m waiting for another cheating scandal or separation announcement. She looked really sad … not just her usual “been there done that over it” look.