Several of you noticed that the navy blue percher cocktail hat Princess Beatrice wore last week on Day 3 of Ascot looked very familiar. Good catch! Beatrice as a very similar hat in rosy-almond beige that she first wore in late May. The shapes are slightly different (the navy hat has a more exaggerated tear-drop point and the feather trims behind the silk roses are different) but these two hats are clearly close relations. Designed by Juliette Botterill, this pair of the “Silk Feather Flower Teardrop” design are particularly intriguing as they made inaugural appearances just two weeks apart (indicating a double purchase as opposed to ordering a different version of a tried and tested favourite hat). Do you think this piece warrants two places within Princess Beatrice’s millinery closet?
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