Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out this week for their first public appearance since their engagement was announced in November. The couple attended a life boat naming at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station at Anglesey along the coast of Wales—where Prince William currently serves as a search-and-rescue pilot. The princess-to-be wore a camel herringbone coat and accessorized with dark brown gloves and a luxe pashmina scarf. Our favourite accessory though was her playful feathered fascinator that was made especially for the hat-loving future princess by Vivien Sheriff Millinery—a small company based in rural Wiltshire.
Middleton is a huge fan of distinctive toppers, and while her dress still remains a guarded secret, she has revealed that milliner Philip Treacy will design hats for the wedding party. The Irish milliner will create a series of headpieces for the affair, which comes as no surprise because after all it wouldn’t be a British wedding without some standout headwear.