Back in mid August, Queen Elizabeth attended the Crathie Kirk biennial hall sale. It took a while, but I managed to track down photos taken by a fellow sale visitor, Carol Hutton, who lives nearby and attends the sale each year. Carol has graciously and generously agreed to share her photos with us, asking only that readers here consider a donation to one of her most respected charities, Horse Back UK.
I originally thought this was a new hat for the Queen but again, after hunting back through my archives, found it was previously worn several years ago. It is a lovely cream straw hat with an asymetrical crown and cafe coloured lattice brim. I think it’s a wonderful hat on the Queen and I really like the delicate lattice brim (the absence of feathers, bows and frills makes the patterned brim stand out so beautifully on this hat).
What’s so amazing about these photos is that they show The Queen out and about, happily enjoying her local church sale – a rather normal moment for this woman who has lived such a remarkable life. Please join me in thanking Carol for sharing this amazing moment with us!
Previously Worn: November 9, 2007
Photos from Carol Hutton