Last week, Queen Elizabeth chose a peony pink straw hat and matching coat for her visit to the Rambert dance company.
This coat looked familiar to me and after some research, I discovered that Her Majesty has indeed worn it with a different, coordinating hat:
At the Commonwealth Day Observance Service, March 12, 2012
This hat, with a squared crown and rolled brim, appears to be made of the same fabric as the Queen’s coat (some type of wool silk or cashmere). I assume that the first straw hat was made for spring/summer while the fabric hat was made for winter, although the hats seen here were both worn during the month of March. The shapes of these two hats are quite different as is their overall impression, despite both being trimmed in monochrome pink feathers. I believe both were designed by Angela Kelly. The question remains- which hat do you prefer with this coat?
Photos from Getty as indicated