The British Royal Family welcomed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Señora Angelica Rivera de Pena on state visit to the UK today. Queen Elizabeth hosted this welcome in a hat we have not seen her wear for a while. With a textured tweedy square crown and a white straw brim, this hat was simply trimmed in a green band around the brim and a small cluster of green straw leaves and the same lace appliqué flowers that adorned her coat. With so many different textures and materials on one hat, this hat could have easily ventured into ‘too much’ territory but I think Angela Kelly found a perfect balance. It’s a lovely hat with just the right amount of contrast and embellishment.
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: May 17, 2011
The Duchess of Cornwall repeated her purple felt picture hat with feather spray of feathers. This photo today reminded me that Philip Treacy used the same trim on Camilla’s coat collar for a double wrap around the crown, giving this smooth hat great texture. I love how the hat is a slightly deeper shade of purple than Camilla’s coat- I think it gives a slight increase of depth and dimension to her overall outfit. I’ll be sad when it comes time to retire this hat because it’s one of Camilla’s best.
Angelica Rivera topped her beautiful white coat with a simple black straw circular rimmed percher hat. The hat, trimmed with a bow, completed a trio of black accessories that made for a classic black and white look. I imagine it’s tricky for first ladies to get the fashion ‘just right’ on these big events and Señora Rivera looked very elegant.
A great day of hats was had in London today, don’t you agree?
Photos from Getty as indicated