Catching Up With the British Royals

Thanks to a few eagle eyed readers Lex and Jelsta, we have two updates relating to Queen Elizabeth and The Duchess of Gloucester. Back on September 1, 2013, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were spotted en route to Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle, for Sunday service. The Queen wore a black straw hat with a rolled brim and an avocado green stripe around the top of the crown. I know this is a repeated hat and despite searching back in my archives to 1993, I have not been able find other times the Queen has worn this. Can anyone help with this hat mystery?!

Queen Elizabeth, September 1, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

UPDATE- Reader Angela tracked down some more information on this hat. It was previously worn May 3, 2008; the designer is unknown.

Many of us loved the hat the Duchess of Cornwall wore last week to the funeral of Hugh van Cutsem. As reported, the Duchess of Gloucester also attended this service. She repeated her black velvet felt bumper hat with cuffed brim, trimmed by silk ruffle on the side.  It’s another lovely hat that I think was very appropriate for this private funeral.

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Photos from Pacific Coast News via Zimbio and Getty as indicated

6 thoughts on “Catching Up With the British Royals

  1. The DoG is one very chic lady, I love her hat and coat. She seems to like things to be small in scale which is perfect.

  2. The Duchess of Gloucester looks very elegant here. Sometimes simple is best and less is more. I love this style hat on her. She hardly ever disappoints me in her choice of hat.

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