Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of York were at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire yesterday for the amalgamation of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th and the 12th Royal into a new regiment called The Royal Lancers. For the military parade and Fly Past, the Queen repeated a vibrant pink hat. The straw design featured a flat crown and an open weave, upturned brim. The wide stripe of piping around the brim and band around the crown of the hat were made of the same wool as Her Majesty’s coordinating coat. More important than the design was the choice of this particular hat and coat today- widely understood as a statement of celebration for the arrival new Princess of Cambridge. This isn’t my favourite of the Queen’s hats but it was the perfect choice yesterday for this proud great-granny.
Designer: Angela Kelly. Coat by Karl Ludwig
Previously Worn: November 5, 2013
The Queen’s celebration of pink continued today as she and the Duke of Edinburgh attended Sunday morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church near their Sandringham estate. She repeated a cream straw hat with high crown and gently raised brim on one side, trimmed with a spiky pink dahlia made up of feathers. This hat is a lovely complement to Queen Elizabeth’s pink and white suit and it was wonderful to see her wear it again. You can see photos of the royal couple this morning here (the photo of the hat below is from its last outing).