After looking at the hats worn by The Queen and the ‘royal colonels’ (members of her family who hold the rank of Colonel for various guards), it’s time to turn our attention to the royal hats worn by other members of the British Royal Family. One of my favourite hats of the day was worn by the Duchess of Cornwall, who repeated one of her magnificent straw picture hats. This one, in dusty pink, was trimmed by silk peonies and leaves, a giant curling feather spine and wide ribbon circling the brim in gentle waves. Undoubtedly, that makes for a lot of trim on a single hat but Camilla carries it off so well.
The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new percher hat in palest ice blue, trimmed with delicate lace detail. It an interesting hat that looks to be a cross between the hat Kate wore for Easter during her and William’s tour of Australia, and this hat, worn by Zara Philips to Cheltenham back in March. I love the gently sloped shape of the hat and adore the lace trim. Paired with her beautiful ice blue Alexander McQueen suit, I thought this hat was fantastic.
Designer: Jane Taylor
Previously Worn: this is a new hat
Photos from Getty as indicated