Princess Alexandra visited Telford today to celebrate the Shropshire Star’s 50th anniversary and visit a local farm. For this day out, she repeated a cream straw hat with square crown and nearly flat brim. The simple shape of this hat was contrasted by its embellishment- silk flower and leaf trim, a wrap of open weave net and a band around the crown. I like this hat well enough (especially considering it is at least 15 years old) although the placement of that silk rose seems off balance. The colour is a little bland (the lighting in the photograph below is unflattering to say the least) but I suppose every royal female needs a go-to cream picture hat in her millinery wardrobe. This one does the job quite nicely. What do you think of this hat?
Photo from The Shropshire Star