Reader Alexandra posed the following questions: “Does Queen Elizabeth always wear a new hat for Easter Sunday? Are these hats always in pastel colors like they were the past two years?” For an answer, here is a look back at the hats the Queen has worn so far this century:
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Three repeats: A pale lime hat with sharply upturned brim for Easter 2004; a pale blue hat with quills in 2005; a Philip Somerville design in turquoise straw with diagonal crown in 2006
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A new burgundy textured straw hat with silk rose trim by Rachel Trevor Morgan in 2007 and pale pink felt hat with a gold embroidered crown in 2008; a repeated Rachel Trevor Morgan cloche in blue silk in 2009
UPDATE- Since this post was first published, the following hats have been worn by Her Majesty on Easter Sunday
It’s a nearly even mix of new and repeated designs in a variety of colours (some pastel Easter shades and others not!) and shapes. So to answer your question, Alexandra, I suspect the Queen dresses as many of us do on any given day- based on the weather of the day and her current mood! Thanks for your question.