I'm totally stealing Princess Diana's hat trick this summer

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With summer(ish) and wedding season finally upon us, so is hat season. But if you're anything like me, you'll find it pretty hard to keep any sort of hat in place. I mean, we're still meant to be able to move, right?

So this season, I'll be attempting to pull off Princess Diana's hat trick. She was said to wear combs under hers to make sure her headwear never budged, especially the wider brimmed ones, which is pretty clever.

It's not been confirmed whether she bought hats with combs already in them, or added them in herself, but either way it would probably be quite easy to superglue some in.

A trick that will definitely come in handy the next time you attend a wedding on a windy day.

Princess Diana had many fashion secrets such as this one, which always kept her ahead of the game.

For example, she always held a clutch in front of her cleavage so that when she stepped out of a car, the paps wouldn't get a cleavage shot that would end up on the front page.

She also loved to pay tribute to loved ones with her jewellery, and always wore a charm bracelet with Prince Harry and Prince William's initials.

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 MoneySavingExpert.com, 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.