The Queen Dedicates Jubilee Windows

Queen Elizabeth visted Guildhall in Windsor today to officially dedicate two new windows which were designed to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. She repeated the royal blue teardrop hat she first wore on Maundy Thursday this year. I’m still not a fan of the shape (it looks like a squashed top hat and the tall crown overwhelms the Queen’s features) but the colour is lovely.

 Queen Elizabeth, Nov. 29, 2013 in Angela Kelly | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Elizabeth, Nov. 29, 2013 in Angela Kelly | The Royal Hats BlogQueen Elizabeth, Nov. 29, 2013 in Angela Kelly | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: March 28, 2013

Photos from Press Association via The British Monarchy

11 thoughts on “The Queen Dedicates Jubilee Windows

  1. I love the color but don’t care for this hat shape at all. I know the queen has a habit of modifying her hats, and I usually think the revisions improve them. I hope this one is a candidate for resizing and shaping.

  2. The hat is dreadful. and i find that particular blue harsh without some sort of break, contrast or ??? to lift it. It is, however a perfect background for the diamond and sapphire brooch which I would give my eye teeth for.

  3. I love the idea of this hat, and the jaunty embellishment (and the colour). I think the Queen can stand some Statement Trimmings, she’s the one people go to see, and I feel she pulls it off. However, I do agree that the hat would look better proportioned if the crown were two or three centimetres lower all round.

  4. With all the recent evidence of remodeling of hats…….on this one she couldn’t keep the brim and rework the crown?
    The ensemble color is wonderful, and the coat servicable enough….but the anvil shaped crown makes MrFitzroy think it should say ACME down the backside, and instead of The Duke of E. — HM should be accompanied by Wile E.Coyote. meep meep.

  5. Yeh – this one and a few others of hers just ‘reek’ of Mad Hatter-dom – so not a good look – it should go to get a new crown or just give it to grand-kids for dress ups.

  6. The feather is unusual, both in shape and in color combination. I wonder whether the coat was designed to show off the feather, or whether the feather was found to distinguish yet another bright blue coat for Queen Elizabeth. In either case, the hat’s rather unattractive: it’s too high and the brim too narrow. Even the feather, although interesting wrapped around the unfortunately shaped hat, is too long to be attractive. The blue is nice, but the Queen hat no shortage of outfits in this color. I suggest this hat be severely modified or replaced with a completely different design to complement the coat and dress.

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