The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had a very busy day of engagements yesterday on the first day of their three day visit to Northern Ireland. For their visits to City Hall, Crumlin Road Gaol, St George’s indoor market and the ‘Game of Thrones’ set, Queen Elizabeth debuted a new hat. Made of the same textured yellow, grey and white stripe as her coat, this hat was trimmed in a diagonal sweep of yellow organza overlapping leaves. The shape, which unfortunately looked like a bucket overturned on Her Majesty’s head, did little to rectify the messy looking hat. I am so very sad to label this hat a miss on all counts.
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: I believe this is a new hat
Later in the afternoon, the royal couple attended a garden party at Hillsborough Castle. The Queen changed into a very pretty pink hat trimmed in looped bows and peony blossoms. While the crown of this hat is a little higher than I like on the Queen, it is so well balanced and looks smashingly wonderful on her. I suspect you will agree this was the most successful hat of the day, but I am interested to hear your thoughts on this pair of royal hats.
Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: June 18, 2013
Photos from Getty as indicated