Members of the British Royal Family attended church this morning at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near the Sandringham Estate, joining the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh who regularly attend when they are in residence. For this outing, the Queen repeated her cream and gold split crown hat with black and gold feather trim (see a better view here). The wonderful texture of this piece has made it a reader favourite and and judging by the number of times she has worn it, Queen Elizabeth clearly agrees.
Previously Worn: March 9, 2015; September 6, 2014; May 6, 2014; March 12, 2014; March 20, 2013; October 31, 2012; July 19, 2012
Previously Worn: March 29, 2014; November 11, 2013; Sept. 23, 2013; March 17, 2013; March 8, 2012
The Countess of Wessex has had another stellar year of hats and her choice today therefore, was a little surprising. She repeated her burgundy felt stovepipe hat with sharply indented crown and flying knotted side sash trim. The colour is wonderfully festive (and looks beautiful against her winter white Armani coat) but the shape feels dated and awkward. I do like to see hats worn multiple times but would prefer this particularly one move into retirement. Lady Louise, in contrast, looked lovely in her classic beret.
Previously Worn: December 15, 2014; January 1, 2012; December 2009; March 15, 2006; December 25, 2006
Previously Worn: December 29, 2013; December 23, 1990; April 3, 1988
Princess Beatrice repeated the black velvet beaded bumper brimmed hat she wore on Christmas Day. We don’t usually see her repeat hats so close together but as this one is a beauty, it’s not surprising to see it on the young princess again.
Previously Worn: December 25, 2013
The stand out hat for me today was cocktail hat worn by Zara Phillips Tindall. In red felt, the beret base of the hat was trimmed with an upright knotted sash and curling feathers. With her checked black and white coat, the hat provided wonderful contrast and punch of vibrant colour.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new