Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh traveled to Scotland today. Upon their arrival at the Palace Of Holyroodhouse, Queen Elizabeth presided over the Ceremony of The Keys, with the 2nd Battallion Royal Regiment of Scotland as Guard of Honour. For this event, she debuted a reworked turquoise hat with a double, pork-pie style crown, trimmed with a simple straw bow. While the colour is lovely, I think the bulky shape of the crown sets the hat off balance and the slim double bands of ribbon around the crown create a awkwardly bulbous shape (a shape reminiscent of Her Majesty’s white marshmallow hat, one of my very least favourite royal hats). While better photos may eventually swing my opinion on this hat, the shape does not seem successful.
For those of you who are interested, here is the hat in its original form. A wide fold of straw around the crown was removed and replaced with the smaller bow. I also think the crown shape has been modified.
Photos from Getty as indicated