Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended church this morning at St. Mary Magdalene’s near their Sandringham estate. The Queen repeated a hat we have not seen in nearly two years- a rather simple hat with a square crown and rolled brim. While this hat is made in the same grey and taupe bouclé as her coat, the crown is embroidered in an intricate pattern of gold flowers and leaves (you can see the embroidery on this photo, taken the last time the Queen wore this hat). I find the idea of embroidery to embellish a hat very interesting and creative, although I don’t think the bouclé fabric on this particular hat works well with it.
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Designer: I believe it is Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: February 5, 2012; October 22, 2008
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Another update for you, the Queen also had another outing for the hat on 8th Feb. 2009, also for Sunday church service in Sandringham:
It is a beautiful hat, but it is a shame that the embroidery doesn’t show very well with this fabric.
I quite like the hat. The Queen looks terrific,
I not a fan of the shape (mad hatter), but I do like the tweedy texture:)
If you look at the long shots of the Queen’s coat you will see that the embellishment is repeated on the bottom of her coat and also on the sleeves. I like it on the hat but not as much on the coat. I do like the hat shape.
I too like this outfit: simple lines but the gold interspersed on the hat and on the coat are magnificent. Odd that the Queen has worn this only at and to Sandringham since the outfit’s debut in Slovenia in 2008. I think the effect of this outfit is more majestic than that of many of the recent outfits AK has created.
Really like the whole outfit. Well done.
The embroidery gets lost in that fabric, but I do like the idea of embroidery on a hat. That hat is ok.
I quite like this tweedy number actually, and I’m pretty sure it is an AK as the hat shape is the same as the Wedgwood blue one she wore in Ireland.
I agree- and interesting, as Angela Kelly used lace applique to embellish that hat.