It's simply not possible for a royal wedding to go by without a dutiful amount of style inspiration materialising in it's aftermath. Fashion wise, first port of call is obviously the dress. Much like the ceremonies before theirs, speculation around the not-yet-announced aspects of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding has circulated around which designer Meghan will wear. Then there's the crown jewels and the issue of whether or not one of Princess Diana's tiaras will be once again worn on the special day. And then we hit the beauty realm, and right now our attention is on bridal hair.
Spotted en route to Windsor for what we can assume was a rehearsal for the big day, Meghan was seen to be debuting a newI(ish) hairstyle which many are speculating may have been a trial run of how she'll wear her hair for the wedding.
Meghan wore her hair half up, half down with loose curls and a centre parting. Will this be the style Meghan opts for to walk down the aisle at St George's chapel on Saturday?
This style actually wouldn't be too far from how Kate Middleton wore her hair at her wedding to Prince William in 2011, so it is indeed possible. But while we wait with bated breath for confirmation of who will be styling Meghan's hair, to see the final result and pin every image within reach of our scrolling fingers to our pre-prepared Pinterest boards, here's a look back at some of the most understatedly beautiful hairstyles of royal weddings gone by.
Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge went for an understated soft and bouncy blow dry for her wedding day. She kept the front of her hair swept back off the face and left the back to gently rest on her shoulders.
Beneath her veil, Zara Philips, daughter to Anne Princess Royal, wore her hair slicked back in an elegantly wrapped low bun.
When Autumn Kelly married into the royal family in 2008, at her wedding to Princess Anne's son, Peter, she wore her hair in a swept back updo leaving a few strands at the front to frame her fair.
Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex
For her 1999 wedding, Sophie wore her short hair straight an relaxed with her whispy side parted fringe left out.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Sarah Ferguson also wore her hair down for her wedding day. Beneath her veil and tiara Sarah's hair fell in tight, curls.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Diana wore her fringed hair down and featured around her face for her historic wedding to Prince Charles.
For her 1973 wedding, the queen's daughter Princess Anne wore her hair in a voluminous middle parted updo.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
For her wedding to Anthony Armstrong Jones, Princess Margaret wore her hair in a neat, loosely waved updo.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth's tidy curls fell just above her shoulders for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
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