Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Peter and Autumn Philips attended the Braemar Gathering yesterday. This yearly event, which dates back more than 900 years, now takes place in the form of Highland Games held in Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. It is a favourite event for the British royal family and for the Queen, who is Chieftain of the Braemar Gathering. While many of us guessed she would attend in traditional tartan this year, she appeared in a much loved crimson wool dress, coat and embellished hat.
This simple hat is not as simple as it first appears. With a shaped crown, smoothed into a semi Pork Pie indented shape, and double figure eight bow, studded in subtle sparkling beads, there is more detail to this piece than first meets the eye. I adore the colour on Her Majesty and judging by the number of times she has worn this piece, she loves it as well.
Autumn Phillips topped her herringbone tweed coat with a simple chocolate felt beret hat. Trimmed with a flying half-looped bow that brings a lovely amount of whimsy and motion to the piece, it’s an uncomplicated hat that Autumn wears well.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new.