Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl of Wessex visited the Royal Commonwealth Society in Westminster today. The Queen repeated one of her ‘split crown’ hats, this one in textured cream and gold wool check. The photos today give us a closer look at this hat than we have seen before; I love how the gold feather draws out the square pattern of the fabric and how the black feather coordinates with the trim on the coat. We have been rather critical of many of Angela Kelly’s designs here (fair criticism, I do believe), but I think this ensemble is wonderfully tailored and looks beautiful on Her Majesty.
I wonder- do you think this neutral outfit was specifically chosen to coordinate with the colourful logo of the Royal Commonwealth Society? Coincidence or not, this outfit and hat was perfect for this event.
Photos from Getty as indicated