On the final day of her and the Duke of Edinburgh’s state visit to France, Queen Elizabeth joined French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo at a ceremony that renamed a Paris flower market in her honour. The Queen unveiled a new hat for this occasion, appropriately trimmed with a pale pink peony bloom.
This hat, in white straw, featured a tall square crown, a cloche style brim and a wide band of the same pink striped bouclé fabric that made up her suit. I like the colour palate of this ensemble very much but am disappointed in the hat shape, which looked bulbous and awkward. The bouclé fabric band around the crown was so wide and thick, it looked like it was actually the crown of the hat (with a white marshmallow plopped on top). I’m afraid the proportion on this hat is way off.
Designer: I suspect Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: this is a new hat
This hat miss aside, it has been a marvelous parade of hats worn by the Queen on this whirlwind three day tour. To look back at the hats worn on days one and two, see here, here, here and here. I’m curious, dear readers, which was your favourite hat worn by the Queen during her visit to France?
Photos from Getty as indicated