Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attended the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games today. The Queen, who is Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation and officially opened the games, debuted a new hat for this occasion.
This Angela Kelly design features another Oblique Brim, a sharply edged crown and a spray of flowers, silk leaves and feathers on the side. The crown and underside brim of hat is covered entirely in appliqued lace. The lace makes this hat for me as it provides such a lovely textural detail and beautifully frames the Queen’s face. My problem is with the embellishment on the side of the hat- I think it’s too much, too small and too fussy.
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