Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Alexandra of Kent attended a reception at Canada House in London today. The Queen repeated one of my favourite hats in cornflower blue straw with a squared crown and slightly raised brim on one side. I adore this hat- the colour is fantastic on Her Majesty, the black and white feather alstroemeria blossoms are so beautiful and the hat is a perfect compliment to the Queen’s well cut coat and floral dress.
Princess Alexandra wore a dark green wool hat with triple twisted band around the base of the crown and a spray of feathers at the side. The hat was a subtle counterpoint to Alexandra’s dove grey ensemble and I thought she looked elegant in it. Earlier in the Day, Princess Alexandra was spotted in a dark green coat, meeting with members of the Canadian Scottish Regiment at the Canada Gate at Buckingham Palace.
Designer: unconfirmed. My guess is Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: unknown. Perhaps the hat is new?
Those of you who follow the Queen’s hats with eagle eyes will notice she made the switch from felt winter hats to lighter weight straw hats this weekend. I think this change officially heralds the arrival of spring!
Photos from Getty as indicated