Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the headquarters of SSAFA (Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association) in Central London this morning. Founded in 1885, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association is a British charitable organisation that provides assistance to former and serving members of British Armed Forces and their families. The Queen repeated her turquoise blue wool fabric hat with diagonal upturned brim and flower applique trim. It’s a small hat in size but I think it packs quite a punch of style. I particularly like the jaunty brim.
Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Dec. 25, 2012
The Queen and Prince Philip were joined on this engagement by Prince(above) and Princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wore an ecru wool felt picture hat with a large rose bloom tucked under the brim. Paired with her greige suit, it was a rather sedate and monochrome look but I suppose that’s what one wears when one goes to work with the queen. I thought Marie Christine’s hat gave a bit of personality to her otherwise quiet ensemble.
Designer: unconfirmed. My guess is John Boyd
Previously Worn: March 30, 2012
Photos from Getty as indicated