When Princess Beatrice arrived for the Thames River Pageant celebrating her grandmother’s Diamond Jubilee on June 3, 2012, she wore an interesting grey calot hat that flowed in a wave over her head, ending in a swirled rosette over her ear. It was a hat that did not get much attention amid all the other royal hats that day but the shape certainly was memorable. After the rainy water pageant, I thought this wave-shaped hat would disappear into the back of her closet, ne’er to be seen again.
Two weeks later, however, Princess Beatrice arrived at Trooping the Colour in this hat’s magenta twin.
While there are slight variations between these two Stephen Jones hats, the distinct shapes are undoubtedly related. These hats are such a unique shape, I wonder what made Princess Beatrice decide to buy two?