Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and other European monarchs to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings today. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a white straw picture hat with an asymmetrical brim trimmed with a wide, pleated sash around the crown which knotted at the side. Camilla wears these large hats so very well and I thought her monochrome ensemble was so tasteful and elegant.
Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: June 18, 2013
The Prince of Wales was in military uniform with cap.
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge met with World War II veterans in Arromanches-les-Bains and attended a commemorative service at Gold Beach. For these events, the Duchess of Cambridge repeated her small black straw saucer percher-style hat with stylized bow at the back. Paired with her blue Alexander McQueen coat (which has a slight military feel to it), black dress and black accessories, I thought Kate’s polished ensemble was quite chic.
Designer: Lock & Co. it is a bespoke version of the “Salsa” design from the Summer 2013 collection
Previously Worn: June 13, 2013
Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, also attended today’s anniversary. I thought she looked wonderful in a dove grey straw mushroom brimmed hat with curled bow at the back. This hat had a distinctly 1940s feel to it, especially when paired with her grey suit and high necked blouse.
Designer: Gina Foster. It looks like a custom version of the “Amaryllis” hat
I can’t wait to hear what you think of these and the other royal hats from the poignant commemoration in Normandy today.
Photos from Getty as indicated