Cressida Bonas’ biggest angst about the royal wedding? Hats & fascinators.

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry invited both of his high profile ex-girlfriends to his wedding. I’m sure there were more exes there, but Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas are widely considered to be his two most serious relationships before Meghan, and both Chelsy and Cressida attended. Chelsy got most of the attention, because in cutaways during the church service, she seemed… angsty and upset. Reportedly, Harry called Chelsy in the week before the wedding so they could say their final goodbyes and all of that. Harry didn’t invite either ex to the wedding reception or after-party. So what about Cressida? Was she angsty too? I don’t remember any cutaways (I’m sure there were, I just didn’t see them) for Cressy, but I remember thinking that her general vibe was “I’m truly fine.” Well, Cressida opened up (if you want to call it that) to The Spectator about the wedding, and it turns out she did have some angst. About hats.

For many people, just the thought of an ex getting married it is cause for concern, let alone being there to attend the happy union. However, when Prince Harry took the unusual step of inviting his ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, to his royal wedding she gladly accepted. But, as Bonas revealed Thursday, that does not mean she did feel anxious about attending. The model, 29, opened up about the experience and what she worried about most about her ex’s wedding to Meghan Markle in a column for U.K. magazine The Spectator.

“Friends are starting to get married, which means the dilemma of British wedding attire. Hats,” Bonas admitted. “Why do I find hats so tricky? Tricky to wear, tricky to look at, and extremely tricky for the poor soul sitting in the pew behind. Most of the time I avoid headgear. This can prompt disapproving looks from the older generations. Last weekend I attended the royal wedding. The invitation clearly stated that guests must wear hats. Yikes. I opted for a minimal feathered number — and can only hope I got it right.”

[From People]

I barely even noticed her little feathered fascinator, but now that I’m looking at it… it’s cute? I liked how sunny and youthful she looked at the wedding, and the feathers were part of that. Royal weddings are generally quite staid, where all of the older royals and their friends have to dust off their giant hats and giant jewels, so Harry and Meg’s wedding was nice because they invited some genuinely young people who put their own fresh spins on royal-wedding-wear. Cressida looked totally fine. And no, I don’t think she was broken up about Harry-getting-married. She didn’t want that for her life, and I doubt she has many regrets.

Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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  1. Snazzy says:

    the whole hat thing would stress me out too

    • Helen Smith says:

      Me too. I’m not used to wearing them and most of them look ridiculous.

    • DearWhitePeople says:

      I may have been born in the wrong era- I LOVE hats, accessories, long gloves, beautiful shoes w dresses. Sigh.

  2. homeslice says:

    I didn’t realize how intertwined all these people are…Cress, Chels, Eug, Bea and the van Cutsems, Straubenzee (sp) etc…one big aristo bunch. I do wonder how MM will fit in with that crew? I don’t see Kate with that crowd either…

    • Enough Already says:

      The posh crowd is very incestuous. They’re also rather uninspired, with a few exceptions. Meghan is bringing a lot more to the table and will not be chasing after the approval of these people. I do think she would get along quite well with Sam and Isabella Branson, with whom she has a lot in common, but the media would make far too much of it.

    • Bridget says:

      Yes and no. Like any social circle, there are smaller sub-circles. But there’s only so many of the “right” schools and the “right” families, so it’s not shocking that it’s a pretty insular group.

    • Helen Smith says:

      That is why it was okay to invite exes to the wedding. The aristo set is so incestuous and small you are going to run into each other for the rest of your life anyway. You can’t ditch and forget your exes like commoners can.

    • liriel says:

      That’s why I think Kate never liked this crowd and is truly happy at home with kinds. She wasn’t lying, she really likes low-key, luxurious lifestyle. Meghan probably will get pregnant soon but it’d be interesting to know what’s her dynamic with this boring entitled crowd. After all Kate’s parents are rich yet the aristo crowd made jokes of Kate mother’s profession. We’d never know though.

  3. minx says:

    I really loved the way she looked, youthful and colorful. The headpiece is graceful and low key, also makes sense if she’s uncomfortable with hats. The shoes…not sure about those with the whole look, but I won’t take off points because otherwise she looked so pretty. 😆

    • homeslice says:

      I agree, she is very pretty!! And her sister Isabella is gorgeous!! Interesting both sisters didn’t want the royal brothers, lol.

      • PrincessK says:

        But their mother did lol! Imagine having not one but two daughters wooed by princes who are both sons of the heir to the British throne, and then ending up with neither of them getting a ring.

      • Addie says:

        Yes, but Isabella and Cressida rejected William and Harry, not the other way round. The sisters didn’t want their rings or them.

    • SlightlyAnonny says:

      Same. I loved her dress. I had no idea who she was but I remember her standing out to me because fo the dress.

  4. Sayrah says:

    I’m still confused on the “tearful last call” from Harry to Chelsy. What was that for? He’s been with Meghan for a year and a half and hasn’t been with Chelsy presumably for at least that long.

    • LaraK says:

      I doubt that. Maybe he called her to confirm the invite. If he called her he probably called Cressida too. As a courtesy.
      I do not think he has any regrets or pinings for past lives. It’s all press garbage.

      • Sayrah says:

        Right it’s just weird. He will see her at some point in the future. Why would he need some tearful goodbye call? I don’t buy it.

      • The Original G says:

        Oh. It’s was tearful now? I hadn’t read that. When did they add that. I could of been something as simple as “Thanks for your support. I won’t be lingering to give you a hug because… you know why…the press…..weird royal followers projecting crap on this…..etc.”

    • homeslice says:

      Is that story even true? I think they are good friends, shared a lot of their growing up. I think you maintain a soft spot for the friends you had when you were young, as you get older. Plus, Harry will see Chelsy a lot, right? They all seem to share the same group of friends. Nice to see them on good terms.

    • KiddV says:

      I think the tearful call was Chelsy calling Harry upset that she wasn’t invited to the fun party afterwards.

      • Derrière says:

        That’s what I was thinking and makes much more sense. Like why invite me to the wedding, but I can’t booze it up at the party? lol

  5. Jay says:

    Yeah, all of it is a bright and super cute look for a lovely spring wedding.

    • Jan90067(aka imqrious2) says:

      I think she’s lovely, and I did like the fascinator. I just think her dress (while pretty) was a little casual for a Royal Wedding ( JMO). It better suited a garden party.

  6. EbonyS says:

    Does anyone know of any of Harry’s Erin buddies attended the wedding and the reception and party afterward?

    • Suki says:

      Erin? Do you mean Eton? I’m not sure why some articles suggested that the “party guys” weren’t invited because they were all there.

      • LAK says:

        Suki: Right?

        One of them is in main picture of this post above!!

        All were present. From Vegas. From every single time we’ve seen Harry out and about. In staid situations and cutting up. Even Guy. The tv cameras were so focused on the celebs and didn’t bother naming the friends except for Cressida and Chelsy.

    • Sayrah says:

      I was curious too. Harry and William came to Memphis for Guy’s wedding. It was unofficial so it was funny seeing them run in and out of places without stopping to talk,

      • Suki says:

        Pelly was there. The media did seem overhyped about the celebrities!

      • TheOtherSam says:

        @Suki I had to go looking for photos of Guy and Lizzy, such was the sparse media coverage of any non-celebs. Plenty of the “Glossy Posse” crowd was present though.

        My only question is who from this group was at the evening reception at Frogmore.

  7. Surly Gale says:

    I loved her look at first glance, but now, I’ m seeing yellow darts on both sides pointing up towards her bust and it kind of ruins the look for me. I hope to be able to unsee the darts and go back to enjoying her look…

  8. Maria says:

    Cressida looked very pretty, I thought. With her hair a bit shorter and properly styled, the look becomes her.

  9. Suki says:

    She looks so pretty! I love her outfit, very elegant, not too showy. She’s dating one hunk of a man lol – she’s not angsty about Harry’s marriage at all.

  10. Canadian Becks says:

    Very minimalistic- not even a clutch to hold a lipstick – unless dress has pockets.

  11. A says:

    She cleans up well, and I’m glad she’s keeping her points of anxiety light and angst free. She’s the prototypical aristo fun girl (a la Camilla used to be), in a way that Chelsy really isn’t. Truly unambitious, unencumbered by most emotional hang ups, just there to have an excellent time. Good for her.

    • Trixie P says:

      How insulting. Cressida wanted an acting career, so wouldn’t marry Harry. Meghan? Nah, give it all up!!

    • maxine ducamp says:

      I wouldn’t call her unambitious. She wanted an acting career and she’s going for it (something that she knew that she couldn’t pursue as Harry’s wife) I haven’t followed her career that closely but if I recall correctly, she’s gotten a couple of roles in some prestige theatre productions and I believe that her reviews have been good.

  12. meh says:

    Gah, her dress was an absolute disaster.

  13. I love hats! Tall hats, short hats, fluffy and round hats, feathery fun hats, sexy low-over- one eye hats, flying saucer hats, hats with flowers on the brim, hats with feathers tucked in one side ….clearly I should be British or have been born in a different age!

  14. Nibbi says:

    actually, now that i look at it really, i think her headgear is cute, elegant, pretty, fun, maybe the best i saw from this whole thing.

    did like Oprah’s “Church Hat to raise the dead,” tho. she really brought it :)

  15. VeronicaLodge says:

    I liked her fascinator. I have a big head and a lot of hair. Hats don’t work on me, even baseball caps. I’d probably choose something like this, too. I comfort myself that a lot of celebrities have big heads, too!