Princess Royal Celebrates Remembrance Day in Canada

Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence are in Canada this week for a brief visit. Yesterday, they took part in Ottawa’s Remembrance Day ceremony and rededicated the Canadian National Ware Memorial. Princess Anne braved the cold weather in her much loved fur toque, worn back on the crown of her head. It’s a signature look for The Princess Royal that worked well for this event.

Princess Anne, November 11, 2014 | Royal HatsPrincess Anne, November 11, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 9, 2014December 2, 2013March 13, 2013Dec. 25, 2012March 14, 2012Feb. 4, 2012Feb. 1, 2006Jan. 5, 2005Dec. 25, 2003Dec. 25, 2001Mar. 19, 1987Mar. 1983

On November 10, the royal couple were officially welcomed to Canada at a formal ceremony at Rideau Hall, the home of the Governor General. For this welcome and military review, Princess Anne topped her patterned coat with a pale gray-green trilby hat in brushed wool. We all know that when it comes to fashion, Princess Anne is more pragmatic than most princesses; I thought the trilby shape was a practical choice that did not compromise on style or beauty. It’s a great hat for this hard working princess, don’t you think?

Princess Anne, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Anne, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 16, 2012

Photos from Getty as indicated and Reuters via The Daily Mail

11 thoughts on “Princess Royal Celebrates Remembrance Day in Canada

  1. She looks great, good choices for the occasions and I’m sure Canadians will enjoy and appreciate her presence so soon after their recent tragedy and security scares.

  2. Some items are well worth a constant recycle. Just ask Queen Daisy! I think the Princess Royal looks very well put together and appropriate. Add comfortable and true to herself, to boot! Nicely done. I’m sure we’ll see the trilby for years to come…

  3. I was there yesterday – I didn’t actually know she was in Canada, so it was a nice surprise to see her (albeit on a screen, plus a fleeting glimpse as she passed us in the car). It was very fitting that someone from the family was there for the re-dedication as her grandfather unveiled the memorial in 1939. By the way, it was a gorgeous day yesterday – we are usually freezing on Remembrance Day!

  4. The Princess Royal looks fabulous!! The toque is standard for her in the winter and looks good. The trilby, on the other hand, looks fabulous!!!!! I love it, the second picture with her smile is just stunning. The coat, the hat, I just love it. She works so hard and carries out so many engagements, as does HMQEII, that I am envious that they are so put together. I can barely manage to get out of the house!

  5. Princess Anne looked really good in both of those hats. The toque isn’t a hat I normally like because I remember the Duchess of York’s toques from the eighties, and I didn’t like the oversized hats. This one is restrained and practical, and I actually like it. The trilby is just so jaunty and cute, and I love it. Both outfits are nicely put together, and practical and she looks very nice. I especially enjoyed seeing this serious and hard working Royal lady smiling and enjoying herself. She has a great sense of humor and fun, although she isn’t always credited for it.

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