Kate Middleton Taps Philip Treacy To Design Hats For Royal Wedding

08/03/2011 14:39 | Updated 22 May 2015

Milliner Philip Treacy. Getty Images

We're wrapping our heads around the latest royal wedding details to emerge.

Milliner Philip Treacy, who counts Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness among his fans, has a royal admirer.

The Daily Mail reports that Kate Middleton has commissioned the designer to create headgear for the royal wedding party (according to the paper, a spokesman from Philip Treacy confirmed the milliner is working on hats for the royal wedding, but declined to elaborate).

Middleton has been snapped in Treacy's creations in the past (she wore a hat of his to Prince Will's passing-out parade at Sandhurst in 2006), and her future stepmother-in-law, Camilla, is also a big fan of the designer's (he designed her wedding headgear in 2005) and reportedly recommended "his designs for the senior members of the wedding party, including mother-of-the-bride Carole," the Mail reports.

A source tells the paper that "Philip has taken numerous phone calls from the Duchess of Cornwall since December and he was summoned to the Palace to meet Kate. Camilla and Philip have remained friendly since he designed for her and the respect is mutual. Philip thinks the Duchess has great style."

The source also said that "Kate and Philip discussed designs and which senior ladies of the wedding party would wear what, including her mother. Kate is keen on wearing something fabulous in the evening as well. There are going to be some flamboyant creations."

Kate will be wearing a veil in the day, but may want a hat for the evening celebrations.

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