A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Spencer-Churchill, the 11th Duke of Marlborough who passed away last October, was held yesterday The Guards Chapel in London. The Duchess of Cornwall attended the service, wearing her black straw picture hat wrapped in large black ostrich feathers.
The Duchess of Gloucester topped her elegant coffee coloured peplum coat with an unexpected hat in textured orange straw. While the colour juxtaposition in the outfit was striking, I’m not sure about the protocol around wearing an orange hat to this type of event. Can anyone shed light on the dress code for a memorial Service of Thanksgiving?
The Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, Lily Spencer-Churchill, repeated an elegant black straw lampshade hat with rolled crin underbrim and crin bow at the side. The lightness of the crin underbrim adds such a pretty dimension to this hat, making this one my favourite of the trio.
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