Queen Elizabeth’s remaining two children and their families also attended her official birthday celebration yesterday, as expected. Prince Edward wore the uniform of the Royal Colonel of The London Scottish Regiment which includes a kilt and black and feathered cap. Prince Andrew wore a black top hat with his traditional morning suit.
The Countess of Wessex wore a lovely new pinky-beige straw beret trimmed with organdie ribbon curls and a large cream silk bloom. I thought it was very pretty with her lace frock and struck the perfect note of elegance for yesterday’s formal event. The only change I’d like to see here is a more polished hairstyle to really show off this hat.
Designer: unconfirmed. I believe it is Jane Taylor
Previously Worn: I think this is a new hat
Princess Eugenie also debuted a new hat in wheat coloured straw. The mushroom shaped hat was embellished with what looked like abstract leaves in soft, neutral colours. The effect was soft and very pretty on Eugenie, who looked wonderful in this hat shape.
Designer: Sarah Cant
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
While I am always sorry not to see Princess Beatrice and Zara Philips at major British Royal events (they, along with Peter and Autumn Philips did not attend yesterday), the hats in the Queen’s immediate family were all winners yesterday. It’s interesting to notice that while each hat had lots of distinct personality, the overall palate, when seen altogether as below, allowed the Queen to stand out in her vibrant royal blue brim.
I will be back late tonight with the remaining royal hats from the Kent and Gloucester families.
Photos from Getty as indicated