Queen Elizabeth visited Kendal and Lake Windemere in Cumbria today, accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. The Queen looked happy and relaxed on this visit (she even joked with a young schoolgirl that she hoped her new great grandchild would hurry up and arrive before she leaves on holiday!) for which she repeated a jade green straw hat with side spray of flowers and feathers. This is a lot of strong colour but I still really like this hat- it’s a great shape and I love the subtle diagonal straw weave and royal blue centered silk flowers. While it’s a strong look, it’s quite striking.
Princess Anne’s hat, a classic shaped yellow hat with slightly relaxed brim and bow around the crown, is a familiar one….
… from her daughter Zara’s christening in 1981!! It looks in remarkably good shape for its age (32 years). I think this hat sets a new record here on the blog as the hat kept in royal service for the longest time.
Photos from REX/Shutterstock; Lord Litchfield