First Lady Jill Biden is stoking the ire of some social media users after wearing a fascinator instead of a hat at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: When Jill Biden accompanied President Joe Biden to the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, she wore a black tailored suit by Schiaparelli and a fascinator as a hair accessory. However, the First Lady has been slammed online for wearing a fascinator instead of a hat to the British monarch’s funeral.
Fascinators are often worn at weddings and other celebratory occasions, while a hat is worn more as a sign of respect at somber events such as funerals. But apparently, Jill decided to deviate from the dress code by covering part of her hair with a fascinator instead.
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Twitter users wasted no time calling out the first lady for the apparent fashion faux pas. One user said: “Why does Jill Biden always look like a hot mess? Nothing says ‘I mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth’ like a big black bow in your hair.” Another user wrote, “The headpiece really made my designer friends choke and voted for it. It’s all wrong, a frivolous bow for a somber funeral, and its buttons are crooked in multiple directions. A lot of people hate being emotional acolytes but call things like that.” Another user asked, “Why does Jill Biden wear a party bow on her head?” One added, “It wouldn’t be Jill without a stylish f* # k up.”
Other users tweeted in defense of Jill Biden, including columnist Doug Sanders, who tweeted that “an Estonian TV host is wearing a fascinator. Jill Biden just walked in with one.) Another wrote, “Okay, but Dr.
After the funeral, the late Queen Elizabeth II was later buried in a private family service beneath St George’s Chapel with her 73-year-old husband Prince Philip, her sister Margaret and her parents King George VI. And buried Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Jill wrote in the official book of condolences: “Queen Elizabeth II lived her life for the people she served with wisdom and grace. We will never forget their warmth, kindness and the conversations we had.”