Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh both donned hats today for official engagements. To open the new Westminster School’s sports centre in Central London this morning, the Queen repeated her mauve square brimmed, rolled brim hat. Trimmed with a wide mint green stripe around the brim and a fuschia, pink and green feathered bloom, this hat still reads much more ‘court jester’ than ‘elegant queen’ for my taste.
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: June 19, 2013
Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh made a quick trip to Fallingbostel, Germany to present Operational Service medals to the 4th Battalionof The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Prince Philip braved the warm day in a cream straw panama hat trimmed in a sharp navy and crimson striped band around the crown. I thought his choice of a multicoloured striped tie completed his ensemble quite handsomely.
Photos from Getty as indicated