Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended Sunday service at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham village. The Queen repeated a raspberry pink wool brimless hat with unique cross-over front detail. This hat goes all the way back to 2000; before we joke about Her Majesty digging deep into the Sandringham wardrobe, I think it’s important to say that I strongly suspect this hat was made by Frederick Fox. As this is the Queen’s first hatted public appearance since his death, it seems possible that she chose this particular hat today in honor of the milliner who served her for 44 years (especially since we have not seen this hat in almost 5 years). This is, however, all speculation on my part. Nevertheless, it’s a unique hat and the colour is marvelous on the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth, December 22, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Elizabeth, December 22, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: unconfirmed. I suspect it was made by the late Frederick Fox.
Previously Worn
: March 25, 2009; March 31, 2006; October 28, 2004; May 27, 2002; May 1, 2002; March 11, 2002; January 30, 2002; December 24, 2000

Photos from Splash News via Corbis and Corbis

6 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham

  1. I am not sure about this hat. I think I prefer the Queen in a hat with a brim. However, it is a unique hat and she wears it well. If she wore it to honor Mr. Fox, then that was very touching and a fine tribute on her part. I do like her coat and the color looks very nice on her.

  2. Interesting observation about the designer. I wonder how the Queen’s clothes are chosen, particularly when they first have to be transported from central storage at Buck House to the other residences. Must have to bring a lot of backups incase of unexpected weather changes or wardrobe malfunctions.
    This whole outfit is unique: not just the hat but the coat closings and the blue dress with a contrasting raspberry line around the neck. With so many similarly colored outfits for the Queen, differentiating one from another is a challenge.

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