Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Rome this morning for a one-day visit. The royal couple attend a private lunch hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano then attended a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
For this important day, the Queen wore one of my favourite hats in lilac straw with an upturned brim and side spray of silk flowers.
The photos today showed the delicate swirled shape of this crown’s hat, a subtle touch but one that softens the square lines so beautifully. The colour, shape and scale of this hat are perfection in my opinion but as always, I am curious to hear your thoughts on it.
Photos from Getty as indicated