Kate splashed out on customised hat to update look

Friday August 5, 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge – recently placed on the international best-dressed list – is much admired for recycling her wardrobe.

But the royal was a little less thrifty when it came to the stunning hat she donned for Zara Phillips' Edinburgh nupitials.

While her dress and coat were both items Kate wore in 2006, she spent over £400 on her matching headgear.  

She found the structured white piece at British milliner Gina Foster's Kensington boutique – just ten days before the wedding.

Gina told People: "She rang and asked to come in, then she tried a few on and we went from there.

"She wanted something in a colour to match her outfit.

"It's a slight departure from her normal hat style but it's quite good to try different shapes.

"And for a wedding it's easier to wear something a bit more extravagant than you would wear for work.

"It was contemporary yet sophisticated."

Look at all the hats from Zara and Mike's royal wedding

Photo: © Getty

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