Members of the British Royal Family congregated at Westminister Abbey today for the annual Commonwealth Observance Service. Queen Elizabeth stood out in her beautiful watermelon pink rose hat (voted by you, dear readers, as one of your top 10 favourite royal hats last year). I always think she looks bright, cheery and so very lovely in this hat.
The Duchess of Cornwall debuted a new piece of millinery today. This hat featured a calot style base of ecru wool edged in monochrome wool leaves that swept around the hat to a tall peak. I’m not sure if this hat was supposed to look like a Roman crown of laurel leaves (think Caesar) or remind us of the spiky circle on the Commonwealth Flag but the odd shape and bland colour make me want to send this hat to a gardener to be pruned.
Designer: Philip Treacy. Camilla has a similar hat in blue
The Countess of Wessex repeated a beautiful cocktail hat with lace covered base and large looped bow. I thought it was a lovely compliment to her tailored coat dress and she looked beautiful. Perhaps some colour next time, Sophie?
Today’s lovely royal hats seemed to create a lovely cream background against which Queen Elizabeth’s hat really stood out. Which one of the hats in this trio was your favourite?
Photos from Getty as indicated