Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, celebrates her 63rd birthday today. One of the hardest working royals in the British Royal Family, Anne is patron of over 200 charities and carries out more than 500 engagements per year. Her fashion is no-nonsense and this summer alone, she has recycled hats that first entered her royal wardrobe 31 and 32 years ago. She is confident and plays by her own fashion rules and that’s why I love her so much. I think Anne looks best in classic, streamlined, clean hats (free of cutsey embellishments) like this navy blue straw chapeau with elegantly sweeping brim she wore for the Braemar Games in Scotland in September 2010. A strong hat that this strong royal woman carries very, very well.
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