Queen Elizabeth visited Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh today to present a Pipe Banner to the Royal Regiment of Scotland. For this occasion, she unveiled a new hat and coat in the most royal shade of blue. The hat, which looks to be the work of Angela Kelly, features a flat crown and a flat brim (the very same shape as this Angela Kelly hat) trimmed in decorative silver braid. While I appreciate Ms. Kelly showed a little restraint on this particular design, it feels rather flat and one dimensional to me. I just don’t think the shape of this hat is beautiful enough to sing on its own (unlike the hat worn by Queen Sonja I posted earlier today). I might, however, be developing unfair prejudice against Ms. Kelly’s hat designs so I turn to you, dear readers, and ask what you think of this hat?
Designer: Angela Kelly
Photos from Associated Press