The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 34th birthday on Saturday. Some of you noticed the lack of specific birthday post marking this- this year, instead of birthday posts, I want to continue building the millinery wardrobe inventories we started last fall. This month, we’re going to focus on all things blue.
Blue is a colour that I easily associate with Kate’s wardrobe and when it comes to hats, we have seen the Duchess in numerous different designs. Here they are in the order they were introduced:
Update: Since this post was published, Kate has added several more blue hats to her wardrobe:
Designer: Jane Taylor
First appeared: Jan 6, 2019
In addition, Kate has one more navy blue design that has yet to be worn publicly- a Rachel Trevor Morgan designed button-base percher with silk rose and net tulle trim worn to the wedding of friends in April 2012. And finally, before her royal life, Kate appeared publicly at a 2009 society wedding in a pale straw blue Jane Corbett designed saucer with silk floral trim. She has not worn this hat since becoming a Duchess, making many suspect it is no longer part of her hat wardrobe (a guess strengthened by this photo of her mother wearing the piece in 2010)
What do you think of Kate’s blue hats?