British Royals Open Air Terminal and Jet to Northern Ireland

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had a busy day of engagements yesterday. The royal couple visited Heathrow Airport in London where Queen Elizabeth officially opened the new Terminal 2 (she opened the old Terminal 2 in 1955!). The Queen looked wonderful in a vibrant blue hat with square crown and mushroom brim. The hat was wrapped in a wide sash of pleated silk which cascaded down the front of the brim. The sash is the star of this hat and I thought it was both interesting and very attractive. This is a hat I certainly hope to see again and I am curious to hear what you, dear readers, think of it.

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Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: October 22, 2011

After opening Terminal 2, The Queen and Prince Philip Boarded a flight for Belfast to begin a three day visit. The Queen, who arrived in the same blue hat, was greeted by Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, Mary Peters, when she arrived.

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18 thoughts on “British Royals Open Air Terminal and Jet to Northern Ireland

  1. An article I read described the colour as Kingfisher Blue, I like that. I hadn’t realised HM had worn this on her last visit to my country (Australia). The sash does look lustrous and the pleats rather nicely done. Nice.

  2. ohh, I love this! It’s definitely my favorite that I’ve seen her wear since following your blog. So simple and elegant.

    • This is a gorgeous hat. I like it better than the hats she wore to Ascot this year. The pleated silk gives a “WOW” factor that is so elegant.

  3. finally a nice sophisticated hat…but her hair seems to keep the hat pushed up into the air in the second and third picture…hope it is just those two pictures.

  4. This is a wonderful hat, I think; it gives a simple uncluttered overall impression, but has a wonderful dash of panache with the way the pleated sash spreads across the side of the brim. And it’s a lovely colour.

    • More proof that when it comes to trimming a hat, often less is more. We have seen the Queen in some absolutely beautiful Angela Kelly hats this past month, haven’t we?

      • I absolutely agree – it feels like AK has dropped the glue gun and gone back to what she is really good at – classic shapes with a little twist to make them interesting. From the hats we saw in France to the new ones we have seen unveiled in Northern Ireland, I think they’ve all been winners. Do you think she’s reading this blog (you know it wouldn’t surprise me – after all, you would wouldn’t you!) If you are Angela – great work!!

  5. Agree – this is lovely. The sash on this hat is stunning, it’s an unusual embellishment, but I like it. Was really hoping to see it again.

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