The other big surprise today was the attendance of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. For her first visit to Royal Ascot, Princess Mary repeated a vertical saucer hat in natural straw studded with diamanté, trimmed with large silk roses and flying coque feathers.
Royal Hats: I love this styling of the natural straw hat with Mary’s vibrant orange dress. I wish the British royals would take a page out of her book and pair their neutral hats with some colour! Their brim-to-hem looks in all cream are getting tiresome. I also love that Mary has paired an extremely ornamental hat with a more streamlined dress- the complimentary contrast of these two very different pieces creates such a balanced ensemble.
Jill: Such a ladylike outfit, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looks fantastic. I very much like the color combination of the natural straw with the bright orange/red of her dress and the overall look is effortless. These profile hugging fascinators are not easy to wear but it suits her and the way the flowers are balancing her hairstyle is perfect.
Fiona: Love the coral colour and style of her dress. The barley coloured, (though not my favourite colour) works as a good contrast for a hat. Nice style hat, we have seen a lot of this before – classic and safe but the edgeless edge or untrimmed edge is always a welcome detail. Love the shoes with the ankle strap. Though they look a different colour to her hat, it works as another contrasting colour.
Christie: This is a much better example of how to do a solo flower trim than the Duchess of Cornwall’s hat yesterday. The stripped coque feathers lighten the weight of the flower, in addition to the clean angled lines of the base. She looks very elegant and it’s beautifully balanced from the side.