Prince George’s christening today was a very intimate and private affair. Despite the small nature of the event, there were still several hats to behold! Queen Elizabeth wore a new cornflower blue wool hat in the exact shade as her coat. The shape was very simple but that balanced the explosion of ribbon flowers and leaves at the front. If I were to nitpick, I might wish that the crown on this hat was a little lower (something about the proportion seems slightly off in this photo). The Duchess of Cornwall continued her recent trend of smaller hats with this Philip Treacy designed beret. Trimmed with a mass of curling ribbon tails, this hat is a more modern look than we’re used to seeing with Camilla’s millinery but I thought it was fantastic on her. I also thought it was very gracious to go with a hat closer to Kate’s signature shape than her own.
The only other member of the British royal family in attendance today was Zara Phillips Tindall who was named as one of Prince George’s godmothers. Zara continued the cream/blue beret trend with this new navy velvet felt beret trimmed with a large multi-looped bow designed by Rachel Trevor Morgan (see it here). With her elegant navy dress and coat, I thought she looked very chic.
The Middleton ladies were also in attendance. Kate’s mum Carole wore a beautiful hat by Jane Corbett, described by the designer as “a soft grey straw trimmed with grey silk satin and delicate vintage lace motifs.” Philippa wore a hand-dyed and beaded cocktail hat with feathers and flowers designed by Edwina Ibbotson. I thought both hats were quite delicate and lovely.
It was a very coordinated, blue and cream day of millinery for George’s christening today, wasn’t it? Which hat was your favourite? I you haven’t already seen it, you might enjoy watching the royals arriving for the christening and greeting each other, here.
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