After participating in this year’s Order of the Thistle service, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a commemorative service for the Scottish National War Memorial yesterday afternoon at Edinburgh Castle. Queen Elizabeth wore a lavender hued hat with diagonal crown, small brim and a wild spray of orange, pink and lime feathers and straw bow loops to coordinate with her dress. It’s a rather fun and wacky hat that works well enough (the too-tall crown seems to work with this diagonal crown shape) on it’s own- my problem with this hat is that it’s whimsical tone is lost against the Queen’s too-wide open collar coat. The cut of this coat causes the silk dress underneath to roll into a mass of wrinkles and the boxy shape totally diminishes the effect of the fun hat. I think this is a case of “Hat fail by bad tailoring”. Furthermore, this seems like a hat for a less somber occasion. I just don’t look at this hat and immediately think it is perfect for an event at a War Memorial (a kindergarten, yes! Ascot? Absolutely!). I am curious what you, dear readers, think of this hat and its suitability for this event.
Photos from Getty as indicated