The funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher was held this morning at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended; the Queen wore an asymmetrical black crepe hat with a curly-cue side detail. The shape and fabric material of the hat lead me to strongly suspect it was designed by the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly.
The Duchess of York wore a black felt calot hat with trailing bow by Ilda di Vico.
Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece was also in attendance. Her statement hat with wide, open net brim was unique and I thought it looked striking on her. Her hat was a modified version of Philip Treacy’s “Mini Beano Swirl” (with the large cream swirl removed).
British First Lady Samantha Cameron wore a simple black straw beret with flat fabric bow.Embed from Getty Images
Several former British First Ladies were also in attendance. Sarah Brown wore a black felt calot hat embellished with black felt flowers and leaves and black net tulle.
Cherie Blaire wore a tall black straw bumper hat trimmed with black shirred silk on one side of the hat.
Dame Norma Major wore a black straw hat in a modified cloche shape with squared crown and downward turned brim. The hat was trimmed with a back straw bow and black and white feathers.Embed from Getty Images
Baroness Thatcher’s daughter Carol, daughter-in-law Sarah, and granddaughter Amanda all wore beautiful black hats by Philip Treacy.
I’m sure you all join me in extending our condolences to this family at the loss of their mother and grandmother.
Photos from Getty as indicated