Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Forth Road Bridge in South Queensferry, Scotland his morning to take part in its 50th anniversary celebration. The Queen unveiled a plaque dedicated to those who have worked on the maintenance and operation of the Bridge over the past 50 years, as well as a new hat! One of Angela Kelly’s flat crown, flat brim designs, this hat was made of turquoise straw and trimmed with a band of black lace around the crown. On it’s own, it’s a beautiful hat on Her Majesty- the colour is beautiful and the black lace trim is a bold yet elegant statement. My trouble with this ensemble is that once again, the coat ruins the overall look. The black lace trim repeated on the Queen’s blue patterned coat is just awful. Remove the lace trim from both, put some new blue-hued trim on the hat, and we would have a winning outfit, don’t you think?
This afternoon, the royal couple christened the new Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier. Photos from the aircraft carrier christening show this hat, dress and coat to be a darker, more saturated colour than the photos we saw from this morning. Somehow, the black lace trim seems a little better but I’m still not willing to deem it a success.
Reader Dollymammy also noticed Lady Sarah Chatto at this event. She repeated the cream saucer hat we saw her wear a few weeks ago at Ascot and at Trooping the Colour. This front view of the hat shows the striking saucer shape, one that I think suits Sarah very well.
Photos from Getty as indicated and Sky News