Queen Awards Queen’s Cup

 Queen Elizabeth II attended the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final at Guards Polo Club yesterday in Egham. The Queen repeated her royal blue flat crown and flat brimmed hat trimmed in silver braid. It’s a restrained yet vibrant hat on her and I think I like it even better on this second outing than I did on its first. What do you think?

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Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: July 4, 2013

Photos from Getty as indicated

6 thoughts on “Queen Awards Queen’s Cup

  1. I’m just tired of the hat/coat matching trim thing. I wish Ms. Kelly would guide HM to update her look just a bit. I do like HM in this shade of blue though, she really glows in this color!

  2. I like this entire outfit: the hat, the braiding, the color. I think the double braid on the Spanish cowboy hat pattern (that must have been the inspiration for these Angela Kelly’s flat brimmed hats!) is effective. The straight lines of the hat (and trim) go well with the straight lines on the coat (and trim). It makes a nice change from her softer, rounder, admittedly more flattering traditional hat shapes. The Queen does have a lot in this flat-brimmed shape, however.

  3. I don’t love it – that braiding looks a bit homemade for me. And although I don’t hate the shape (ie, I loved it at the wedding), I think I’m up for it being retired – you can have too much of a good thing!

    • I think the braiding is handmade probably by people from the Royal School of Needlework of which the Queen is Patron. I think they probably made the navy blue trimmings for the Queen’s hat and coat for Trooping the Colour too. I think these hand made touches give individuality to the Queen’s outfits and would love to know more about how they are done. Anything to keep these decorative arts alive.

      • Yes, you may be right KGHatter. I have actually seen a close up of this stitching. It’s really intricate, and uses multicoloured thread (if I knew how to post a picture I would!), making it a real eye-catching feature, especially good close up I’d imagine for those lucky enough! Personally I think it makes a really welcome change from the usual flowers, feathers, bows etc etc and I like it very much. And the blue, wow. What a gorgeous colour on HM.

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