Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were all smiles in the sunshine yesterday as they attended Sunday service at Hillington Church near their Sandringham Estate. For the occasion, the Queen repeated her sloped crown hat covered in peach bouclé with a coordinating straw brim and layered bow, fabric disk and feather trim. I often feel that when hats and clothes are constructed from the same fabric, the resulting ensemble can be rather flat or one note. This hat’s mix of texture proves that does not have to be the case. With the number of times this hat has been worn, the Queen seems to agree.
Previously Worn: October 17, 2015; March 10, 2015; July 18, 2012; March 14, 2011; November 23, 2010; September 14, 2010; November 19, 2009
The couple were joined by family members Viscount and Viscountess Linley. Serena topper her country tweed jacket with a black beret based cocktail hat trimmed with a mass of black feathers. We’ve seen this style of millinery often on British royals but I think the volume and placement of feathers on this piece makes it a winner.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new