Queen Elizabeth visited the Bond Street station this morning where she she formally unveiled the new roundel for the Crossrail line, to be named after her when it opens in December 2018. For her tour around the construction site, she repeated a hat we’ve not seen in some time. Made of the same lavender crepe as her coat, the hat features a tall, hourglass crown and a short mushroom brim. Trimmed simply with parallel pintucks that are echoed on her coat, the hat’s impact comes entirely from its unusual shape. It’s not my favourite of the Queen’s hats although I admire the restrained trim and she looks lovely in this shade of purple. What do you think?