Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh continued their state visit to Germany today with welcomes at Bellevue Palace and German Chancellery, a visit to the Technical University of Berlin and a jaunt down the Spree River. For these events, Queen Elizabeth repeated the same white ruffled coat that she wore for her Diamond Jubilee River Pageant but paired it with a new white straw hat.
Queen Elizabeth has several other hats in a similar shape (see here, here and here) that I think work better than this one does. While I can overlook the bulbous crown and clunky brim on this design, I can’t get past the awkwardly twee bow. The all white ensemble does allow Her Majesty’s brooch to take centre stage but the hat, with its wide surfaces of plain white straw, falls completely flat for me. I think the ruched fabric hat she wore for the Diamond Jubilee was a better match for this coat. What do you think of this new hat?
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
Photo from Getty as indicated and Reynaldo Paganelli/NurPhoto via Corbis