The final day of the Cheltenham Festival was again attended by members of the British Royal Family. Princess Anne repeated her cream straw hat with feather encrusted upturned brim, feather trim at the side and wide silk sash around the base of the crown. There’s so much going on on this piece that the amazing feather work on the brim is lost and the hat descends into cartoon land. Remove that awful sash and the button holding the side feathers and I think we might have a winner here.
Zara Phillips Tindall wrapped up this week of racing with a fourth new hat. Described by the designer as a “classic velour felt beret hat with stylised felt bow trim”, the steely teal blue of this cocktail hat is a fantastic colour on blonde Zara. The scale is also perfect and the hat gave a great pop of colour to her black and white ensemble. Many of you have already recognized this as the same design as worn by the Duchess of Cambridge but don’t worry- we’ll take a closer look at these two versions of the same design side by side next week!
Previously Worn: This hat is new