Troian Bellisario had “a nightmare” trying to find a fascinator to wear to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding.
The Pretty Little Liars actress wore a blush pink Temperley London dress with a matching mesh veil fascinator to attend the royal wedding in Windsor, England with her husband Patrick J. Adams, Meghan’s former Suits co-star, in May 2018.
In a new interview with Australia’s Stellar magazine, Troian admitted she had a hard time finding a formal headpiece that was the right size and had “extreme anxiety” that she would get it wrong and be criticised by the press.
“They look ridiculous unless you’re in the 1930s. You could get one that is an absolute piece of art, but then are you being too vain and trying to call too much attention to yourself? Or if you get a fascinator that’s very small, are you not going for tradition?” she confessed. “I’d never needed a fascinator in my life, and here I was trying to walk this tightrope of ‘don’t go too big, don’t go too small’. It was a nightmare.”
She called up her stylist Annabelle Harron before she was due to leave for the service to get some reassurance that her choice of fascinator wasn’t breaking any royal rules.
“I was like, ‘Annabelle, this is not a full hat.’ And she said, ‘It’s fine, you have a veil, you have a head covering.’ And I was like, ‘If the British press tears me apart, I can never forgive you for this.’ And she said, ‘Trust me, I’m an Aussie. I’ve got you!'” she recalled.
Besides her fascinator nightmare, the 34-year-old was also convinced that her outfit would give away the fact that she was pregnant with her daughter Aurora, who was born that October.
“I was trying to conceal the fact that I was five months pregnant. I was absolutely positive that it was going to be revealed,” she added.
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