Kate Middleton looks amazing in a hatinator at the royal christening


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One thing we can all agree on is that the Duchess of Cambridge looks amazing in hats and fascinators. Here is Duchess Kate at Prince George’s christening, wearing a Jane Taylor cream sinamay “hatinator” with “a delicate silk organza rose and classic veiling trim” according to Jane Taylor’s Twitter feed.  “It was an honour to design and make a bespoke piece for the Duchess of Cambridge, she looked beautiful and elegant in a classic outfit,” says the milliner.

Hatinator. How fun. I’ve never heard that word until now. It’s “a small decorative hat, worn on social occasions” that is a combination of a hat and fascinator according to Collins English Dictionary. Kate’s is actually a beret according to Jane Taylor, which sounds more jaunty but too casual for this lovely creation. So we’re sticking with hatinator.

Anticipating that Kate Middleton would be rocking a hat or fascinator or hatinator as it were, a few of us ladies at the office wore our favourite hatinators and fascinators, too. Here we are, hard at work. Yes, we always have a wee drop of bubbly during royal baby christenings, don’t you? (Actually we were celebrating a coworker’s impending nuptials. Mazel tov, Andrea K!)

All of our meetings include glasses of bubbly and hatinators.

And this just in: You can buy Kate’s hat, called the Georgie, here. And here are six more hats, many of which are Canadian creations that we think Kate would look smashing in.

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