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They could have just called a Southerner!

Meghan Overdeep
May 21, 2018

At the crack of dawn on Saturday, people around the world tuned in to watch as American Meghan Markle married Prince Harry. According to Google, Americans had a lot of questions as they watched the British festivities unfold, groggy-eyed and half-asleep. And the things Americans people were typing into the popular search engine were, well… fascinating.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t the designer of Markle’s dress people were inquiring about (Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy), or the secret to Kate Middleton’s impossibly shiny hair—tuning in from across the pond, it was fascinators that Americans were fascinated with.

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A favorite wedding accessory for members of British high society and horse racing spectators stateside, a fascinator is simply a fancy headpiece worn slightly askew. They’re essentially less-functional hats. 

Technically, the royal wedding dress code did call for hats, but guests just couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a statement. And honestly can you blame them? American tennis star Serena Williams, donned a particularly fabulous fascinator for the event.

People were also taking to the information superhighway with questions about the bride and groom, with a particular interest in their ages and how they met.

Thanks for all the help, Google!