Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, took a day trip to Derbyshire today. Following visits to Matlock and Lea Mills, they were received by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at magnificent Chatsworth House. The Queen Repeated her turquoise blue hat trimmed with hibiscus flowers fashioned from individual feathers. She removed her coat for part of the visit, giving us a view of how beautifully this hat compliments her floral print silk dress.
The photos below show the complex shape of this hat; while it is rather angular, this angularity is softened by the two leveled top of the crown, the wide band around the bottom of the crown and the gently curved brim.
Today’s host, the Duchess of Devonshire, wore a natural straw cloche with tiny brim around the sides and back of the hat. It looks like there was a silk organza bow or flower on one side of the hat.
Photos from Getty as indicated and The Yorkshire Post