As Princess Eugenie and pals hit the legendary music festival over the weekend, here's some tips on how to have a royally good time
After torrential downpours, it was a typically soggy affair at the U.K’s famous Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, but that didn’t deter Princess Eugenie and pals from enjoying the world’s largest music festival in style.
Five days of mud, music and warm beer might not sound like the stereotypical royal experience, but Eugenie was all smiles as she donned her green wellies and black boho-style shorts at Worthy Farm in Somerset along with 175,000 other music lovers to enjoy sets from Adele, Muse, Coldplay and more.
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Well known for catering to the “Classtonbury Set” (think maharajah tents and vitamin-infused luxury toilet paper) here are a few tips on how to party like a princess.
Keep It in the Family
Fellow festivalgoers included Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas – both exes of her cousin Prince Harry. Eugenie has remained close with both Bonas, an aspiring actress and Davy, who recently launched a jewelry line in her native South Africa. There was no sign of their former mutual love interest, although Harry, who is a fan of music festivals, has managed to go relatively incognito with girlfriend Bonas at Glastonbury back in 2013, thanks to a pair of sunglasses and a trilby hat. Even Prince Charles made a surprise visit back in 2010.
Get Your Wellies On
There’s only really one acceptable form of footwear when it comes to Glastonbury, and that’s Wellington boots, otherwise known as wellies. While most seem to favor the British brand Hunter (even Princess Charlotte has a pink pair), Eugenie opted for a black and khaki two-toned design by TBC for this year’s festival. Whatever the brand, there are strict rules: thick, colorful knee-high socks are to be worn just under the knee, accessorized with a light splattering of mud on both legs (yes, dresses or short shorts are mandatory!).
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Wristbands Are Everything
You’re no one if you can’t get into the right VIP areas, so wristbands must be worn at all times if you want to party in the inner circle of the main stage, gain backstage access (where Harry reportedly rocked out to The Rolling Stones in 2013) and most importantly, check out the private portaloos. It’s important to rough it a little, just not too much. And after all that squelching around in the mud, you deserve a few cocktails!
Dress Like You’re Hitting the Beach
The ground might have turned into a muddy mess, but festivalgoers must be stoic and copy the fashion lead of Harry’s exes. Looking more like she was off for a day at the beach in sunny Spain, Davy wowed in a red print summer dress accessorized with metallic sunglasses (despite the cloudy conditions!), while Bonas teamed a micro-short denim dungaree jumpsuit from Zara with a bright yellow rainproof jacket, and, of course, the ubiquitous Wellington boots.
Take a Chopper
We don’t know exactly how Eugenie and her posh pals traveled to and from the festival this year, but if you really want to arrive in style (just like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did in 2015) you “heli in” and “heli out” courtesy of Fly Glastonbury. With prices starting from $1,058, you wont spend hours queuing to get in and out of the car park, which was said to be particularly tricky this year thanks to several cars sinking fast into the mud and blocking the traffic for hours. A fast – and dry – ride in will make anyone feel like royalty!