Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge and King Philippe of Belgium today, to open the Flanders’ Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks in London. This garden was planted in soil taken from 70 battlefield cemeteries in Flanders, gathered last year by more than a thousand Belgian and British schoolchildren. For this important event, Her Majesty repeated her grey and taupe bouclé coat and hat with gold embroidered floral trim. While I wish the beautiful embroidery stood out more, I have a hunch that this ensemble was never intended to be one of vibrant contrasts. The hat is a simple, flattering shape in a great scale for Her Majesty and it coordinates well with what is a very polished and subtle ensemble. I think in the end, that’s what made it an excellent choice for the more reflective nature of today’s events. What do you think?
Photos from Getty as indicated