Members of the British Royal Family commemorated ANZAC Day and the today with three ceremomies in London. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and Princess Anne attended the first, an ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Wellington Arch. Princess Anne wore a dark teal green pillbox hat trimmed with a slim black stripe around the hat and a flat teal bow at the back. While it is not a new addition to Anne’s millinery wardrobe as I originally thought, it still complements her teal green coat very well.
Previously Worn: November 19, 1997
The second event, a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, was attended by Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge. The Queen repeated a stylized cloche hat with a diagonal stacked crown and short, downward sloping brim. The hat, in black silk crepe, was trimmed simply with a curl on the side.
Following the Cenotaph ceremony, a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark the ANZAC Landings was held at Westminster Abbey. Queen Elizabeth changed her hat to a larger piece with a swirled white silk crown and black straw brim, trimmed with a large black silk bow.
A larger hat that we usually see on Her Majesty, this piece coordinated very well with the pleated white lapels and trim on her coat. This hat was suggested by several readers earlier this week as one they would like to see the Queen repeat this year and it was lovely surprise to finally see her wear it again.
Designer: Philip Somerville
Previously Worn: October 23, 2008
Prince Charles and Prince Harry commemorated the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign with attendance at numerous ceremonies yesterday and today in Turkey. Yesterday, they visited Helles Memorial, a memorial to the British, Australian, New Zealand and Indian troops who lost their lives during this campaign. Both Princess wore the caps of their respective military uniforms.
Photos by Getty as indicated