Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh kicked off their state visit to France with an official welcome by French President Francois Hollande at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris today, followed by a visit to the the Elysee Presidential Palace.
The Queen unveiled a third new hat of the day (a recent record, I do believe!). This hat, another one of Angela Kelly’s “Square Crown and Rolled Brim” designs, was covered in the same embroidered fabric as the Queen’s suit. This particular fabric is fine enough for the suit, but when added to the hat, it’s just too much. I think the overall look would have been much improved if the hat was in a different material (pink straw would have been a nice textural compliment) and scaled down a touch, as it seems a little too big for the Queen. What do you think?
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
* While I wasn’t such a fan of this hat, I adore the Queen’s pale pink embossed shoes!
Photos from Getty as indicated