British Royals Attend at Church in Scotland

This past Sunday, members British Royal Family attended Sunday Service at Crathie Kirk Church in Aberdeen, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth wore a dark purple suit and hat with square crown and downward brim, trimmed with cut feathers.

Queen Elizabeth, August 17, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown.  
Previously Worn: I think this might be new

Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandparents to church in a dark grey wool beret trimmed with feathers. We’re going to have to wait for another outing of this hat to catch a better look.

Princess Eugenie, August 17, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown. I thought it might be Sarah Cant but confirmed it is not.
Previously Worn: I believe this is a new hat

The Duchess of Cornwall repeated a simple cream straw hat with rolled, diagonal brim. While this hat does not pack the visual punch that Camilla’s regular large picture hats do, the shape of the brim frames her face in a very pretty way. I think it is an excellent informal hat for her.

  August 17, 2014 | Royal Hats


Designer: Lock & Co.
Previously Worn: November 9, 2012

What did you think of this trio of British royal hats at church today? And, do you think Queen Elizabeth’s purple hat is a new one, or a remodeled hat we have seen before?

Photos from AOP  

16 thoughts on “British Royals Attend at Church in Scotland

  1. You all make good points… it still seems rather interesting that the Queen would have two such similar hats. Perhaps the original one was retired and this is a new replacement? Or, as Snug Harbour suggested, this has been a hat worn only in private until now?

  2. Based on shape alone I think these “could” be the same, but I find it difficult to believe that two different outfits would appear to be such a perfect color match. Based on that I think they are two different hats.

  3. The Queen looks very pretty. It is wonderful seeing her and the Duke looking so well. I think the hat style, size and color look perfect for the occassion.

    The Princess looks like something has “plopped” on her head. The sweet young York Princesses could use a good stylist. I hate to say it, but I think they have inherited their taste from their mother.

  4. It’s always fun playing hat detective, but I admit I am unsure if the two hats are actually one and the same, with some remodeling on the second. I think we’d need to see the two
    hats in more photos at various angles as the two photos here are at different angles and it is hard to compare them.

    Princess Eugenie’s beret trimmed with feathers is horrid, and looks like a bird crash-landed on her head.

    • Yes I am with you TiarasRUs. I am not a fan Of Eugenie’s hat, mainly because of the colour combo. That horrible rust colour against the blue is just yuck.

  5. I don’t think they are the same, either. The hat worn earlier has a much more angled crown. The one worn to Crathie Kirk seems much more square.


    By the way, I recall reading that the coat and hat first worn in France was made especially for the Queen’s visit to Toulouse, “The City of Violets.”

  6. I wondered whether these two hats could be the same but had decided against it. The feathers are different, the brim is different, the crown is different, and the coat is different. The dress that goes with the old hat above, shown below, is a totally different:

    I like this new (?) hat, better than the older model, although I suspect this Sunday’s hat is an old hat (with old short jacket, most likely) that someone never made the public rounds and now is to be trotted out only on holiday.

  7. Well its not one we’ve seen before, and I thought of this hat too. I think you have a point – it may be a remodel, but I think we need another look to be sure. Hope it’s soon, it’s a fab hat!

  8. I also don’t think this is the same 2 hats – the rolled brim looks much heavier and the crown doesn’t to me look like the high slant she has so many of in that style that I just had to finally give up hating and take it in stride – this looks like a nice hat – maybe we will see it again this fall and winter.

  9. I don’t have as good eyes for hats as you, dear HatQueen, but I don’t believe its the same lilac hat. The crowns are completely different. But who knows…

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