Reader Lex was able to locate a photo of Queen Elizabeth en route to church at Crathie Kirk last Sunday. The Queen wore a grey straw hat we have not seen on her since its debut, also in Scotland, two years ago. The hat is clearly designed to coordinate with the Queen’s black and white bouclé suit, with this fabric used as a band around the crown and edging on the brim. The squared cloche shape is one we have seen many times on Her Majesty (it works well for her) and the feather trim adds a little whimsy. I could do without the edging around the brim but aside from that, this looks to be a fine hat. What is your reaction to this hat?
Designer: unknown. The fabric edging around the brim is a touch Angela Kelly often uses
Previously Worn: September 7, 2012
Photo from Reuters