The British Royal family are back to work this week after Easter break. Princess Anne and Vice Commander Sir Timothy Laurence visited Gloucester Barracks, the Countess of Wessex attended the Ninetieth Anniversary of Bagshot Women’s Institute, The Prince of Wales opened a Training Centre in Cumnock, Ayrshire and William and Kate made a quick two-day visit to Scotland (sorry, no hats were worn although today Kate recycled the same red coat she wore at William’s graduation from Sandhurst Military Academy back in December 2006). The first event this week with hats, however, finally took place today when the Queen and Prince Philip visited a community centre and the Mars chocolate factory in Slough.
The Queen repeated her magenta and black wool hat with more black buttons designed by Angela Kelly. We’ve seen this hat a few times (March 2011, March 2012, December 2012) and I’m afraid the repetition is not doing anything to make me like it more. I find the half black half magenta crown a little jarring and too much Alice-In-Wonderland-Mad-Hatter for me. What do you think of this hat?
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The Queen was given an edible chocolate model of Windsor Castle and the Irish State Coach
I wouldn’t wear this hat myself. But it looks really nice with how it matches her coat. The black trim on the coat collar and the black part of the hat make it really sharp.
You are right. This hat is costume-ey
very Willy Wonka
This has got to be the perfect hat for Chocolate! I love it!
Oh yes. I love this hat.
I like it too. Does it matter how many times she’s worn it?
No. But I think its interestng to see the other places the hat’s have been worn. I like seeing how long between when she wares the hats.
The choice of this hat for a visit to a chocolate factory proves the Queen has a great sense of humour. Fun!
I don’t like the hat but its a cute one to wear to a chocolate factory