The extended British Royal Family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace today for Trooping the Colour (check here for a review of hats worn by the Queen’s immediate family). This is quite a fine, hatted bunch, isn’t it?!
To the right of Princess Beatrice below are members of the Kent family: Lady Amelia Windsor in an peach fedora crowned hat with cream and apricot patterned straw brim; the Duchess of Kent in a white pillbox percher trimmed with purple roses and a white tulle veil; Lady Helen Taylor in a grey bandeau headpiece with leafy antlers (for lack of a better descriptor) by Stephen Jones; Lady Marina Windsor in a Yvette Jelfs designed wide brim sidesweeping ‘slice’ hat in white straw with large flower below the raised side of the brim. Lady Helen’s two daughters, Eloise and Estella, wore sweet hair bows.
The Countess of St. Andrews topped her neon green lace frock and navy jacket with a navy straw percher hat trimmed with a large crin ruffle and feathers.
In the photo below from left to right: The Countess of Ulster in a small turquoise blue button percher with quill trim (the “Nicolette” design from Bundle MacLaren); Lady Nicholas Windsor in a cream lacy fascinator trimmed with a peach quill and large silk rose; Zenouska Mowatt in a black straw sweeping saucer with pointed end trimmed with feathers by Jane Taylor (Zenouska shared a fun selfie of his hat on Twitter)
Princess Michael of Kent wore an oversized white pillbox.
Lady Gabriella Windsor wore one of my favourite hats of the day- a palest blue-grey picture hat with diagonal, upturned brim and large side looped bow by Philip Treacy. Stunning.
We will see a few more British Royal hats on Monday at the Order of the Garter service and then we have the hat event of the year, Royal Ascot!