Divorce is a sad, complex subject and not one we tackle here in our drama-free world. That said, the recent announcement of two divorces in the British royal family are going to leave a sartorial hole that makes me rather wistful. Although we may see glimpses of Autumn Philips and Serena Armstrong-Jones now and then, they won’t be nearly as visible as private citizens. Let’s look back at their styles, and remember what fun and fabulousness there was.
I am going to stay off the topic of the divorces, and simply focus on the fashion. I invite you to join me in the same vein in the comments. Both lovely ladies deserve their privacy moving forward, but let’s help them wave goodbye to public life with a fashion retrospective.
Were you aware that the Countess had a mini-me in her daughter Margarita? The family is so low-key that I didn’t realize the strong resemblence between mother and daughter, here wearing some matching sparkles at a friend’s birthday party in 2017, and in coordinating black and white at the service of Thanksgiving for Lord Snowdon.
Channeling the sixties at the service for the Queen’s 90th birthday. I LOVED THIS.
Channeling Princess Alexandra at Ascot in 2014.
I love this necklace/collar combination, worn in 2007 for the service for the Queen and Prince Phllip’s sixtieth wedding anniversary.
And……she’s had her wacky moments. Here she is, departing for her honeymoon in a hat that could be seen from the moon ; ).
Ah, Autumn. You sure gave Charles a run for his money, style-wise, at the 2019 Braemar Games.
A few Ascot looks – like I said, I will miss her. She gave us something to talk about without getting too wacky.
What struck me going through the photos was the array of fabulous hats – how did I ever not realize her talent at this? – and her beaming, laughing face. She’s just pure joy to people watch.
In 2008, showing that she had hat game from the beginning.
Show us your favorite moments in the comments – fashion talk only, please! Thanks, all!