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The Biggest Royal Wedding Drama Is the Wind

Kate Middleton and Prince William.
The wind stole the show at the royal wedding. Photo: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock/James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

As with any royal wedding, we anticipated at least some drama at Princess Eugenie’s nuptials to Jack Brooksbank on Friday morning. But we had no idea that the royal wedding guests would be met by perhaps the most formidable opponent possible: the wind.

That morning, described the scene at Windsor, U.K., which is about a 20 minute drive from London, as “mostly cloudy/windy.” But that forecast didn’t really encompass the effect that the wind stemming from Storm Callum (which brought 70 mph winds to Ireland and Wales on Friday morning) would have on royal wedding guests. Hats went flying, people frantically tried to keep their outfits in place, and the British royal tabloids went wild with reports of the “chaos” from the storm.

Here are some images of royal wedding guests fighting against the elements.

Cara Delevingne’s tux attempted to go with the wind.

Cara Delevingne. Photo: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock/James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

Kate Middleton and Prince William were having some issues.

Kate Middleton and Prince William. Photo: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock/James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

Naomi Campbell held onto her hat.

Naomi Campbell. Photo: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock/James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

But other people weren’t so lucky.

Man getting hat. Photo: REX/Shutterstock/REX/Shutterstock

Hats truly went flying.

A flyaway hat. Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

So did the adorable pageboys and bridesmaids (but no one was hurt, luckily) …

Princess Beatrice with the pageboys and bridesmaids. Photo: Victoria Jones/Getty Images

… including Princess Charlotte, who was totally fine and extremely cute.

Princess Charlotte. Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images

But a tree at St. George’s Chapel fell over.

A fallen tree. Photo: STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images

Well, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy seemed to be at least somewhat entertained by having to fight the wind, so that’s nice.

Chelsy Davy (far left). Photo: ANDREW MATTHEWS/AFP/Getty Images
The Biggest Royal Wedding Drama Is the Wind