Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attended the first day of competition today at the 20th Commonwealth Games. The royal couple watched the England vs Wales women’s hockey match at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre and toured the Athlete’s village. Queen Elizabeth repeated one of her Diagonal Wrapped Crown hats, a cloche style hat with domed crown that is wrapped in a tall diagonal band which towers above the crown on one side. This hat, in vibrant sky blue straw, features a spray of green and white feathers and edging around the brim in the same fabric as the Queen’s spring green coat.
Looking at this hat today has made me change my mind about this particular hat shape. It’s interesting, it’s a wonderful mix of curves and straight edges, and it’s a good scale for Her Majesty. I like the balance of the overall outfit, where the primarily blue hat gives a lovely contrast to the primarily green coat. My only issue is with the odd white flat bow on the side of the hat which just does not seem to fit.
Hats aside, the following photos of the Queen and Prince Philip watching the hockey match were too wonderful not to post. They looked to be sincerely enjoying themselves.
What do you think of this unusually shaped hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated