Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh continued their visit to Malta on Saturday with a sail across Valetta harbour. The Queen has used this tour to début several hats and stepped out in another new piece. Covered in the same sky blue wool silk as her coat, the hat’s crown follows a fluted almost hourglass shape with squared angles.The brim works especially well on this piece- the lightness of the straw lifts the entire piece, as does the higher upturn of the brim on one side. A wide stripe of wool edging around the brim ties the hat back with Her Majesty’s coat.
The focus of this hat is the floral trim. Made of blue and white silk flowers, blue seed pearls, slim white feathers and blue wool bows, the bouquet includes considerable detail that I’m afraid, is lost without a close-up view. While very pretty, I would prefer the bouquet placed a few degrees further around on the side of the hat. This issue aside, there’s no arguing that the colour and style are really lovely on the Queen.
Designer: I believe it is Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: This hat is new