Members of the British Royal Family gathered yesterday to celebrate the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Queen presided over the ceremony in a traditional velvet hat with white feather plume, worn by Garter members.
Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Princess Alexandra, the Dukes of Cambridge, York and Kent and the Earl of Wessex have been awarded the Order of the Garter and attended the ceremony in the traditional velvet, plumed garter hat.
The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new hat in pale blue straw. This medium disk was raisedin the back and trimmed with a monochrome calla lily. It’s a larger hat than we usually see on Kate and I thought it was an interesting choice for her. I just can’t decide if it is boring or chic.
Designer: Lock & Co. It is the “Sweet Delight” design
Previously Worn: this is a new hat
The Countess of Wessex repeated her beaded lace beret trimmed with feather wings and a handmade silk rose. Yesterday’s outing gave us a much better look at this hat and its detail is exquisite. I’m afraid, however, some of the detail is lost next to that crazy maribou collar on her dress.
Designer Jane Taylor
Previously Worn: May 17, 2014
The Duchess of Gloucester topped her tailored pale blue coat with a textured, square cloche style hat. This modern shape is a departure for Brigitte and while I want to love it, it’s just not my cup of tea.
It was a rather subdued day for royal hats at the Order of the Garter yesterday, wasn’t it? I suppose that’s because everyone is saving their show stoppers for Ascot this week!
Photos from Getty as indicated