This is why Fergie wore that Harry Potter hat at Princess Eugenie's wedding

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Let's be honest, despite Princess Eugenie's stunning wedding dress, Sarah Ferguson almost stole the show with her big green hat by Jess Collett.

In fact, quite a few people compared it to the golden snitch from Harry Potter, thanks that big bow, which to be fair, could've been wings.

Not one to ever shy away from controversial subjects, Fergie actually addressed those comments while appearing on Good Morning Britain.

She joked, 'We love the Golden Snitch but I hadn't realised that until afterwards! There's always something I do!'

Laughs aside, the Duchess of York actually revealed that the sentiment behind her choice of headgear was actually quite heartbreaking.

It was a special tribute to her late mother, Susan Barrantes, who she sadly lost in a car accident in Buenos Aires in 1998.

She explained, 'I sort of wanted that Spanish style for mum again, that Argentine look.'

Fergie also carried a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag on the day of the wedding, a bag that her mum wore to hers and Prince Andrew's wedding in 1986.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.