The Duchess of Cornwall made her fourth appearance at Ascot this week (the most she has ever attended, I do believe) in her cream straw hat with upswept brim and navy straw wrap around the crown.
Christie: No one does angles quite like Philip Treacy. How gorgeous is the line on that upturned brim! And the finishing is just amazing. I’m not a huge fan of the feather placement.
Fiona: Nice to see a bit of contrasting colours on Camilla today and I am glad she went for the 2 colours in the hat. The hat itself is really gorgeous, loving the extra band of dark navy on the crown, and that floating feather is magnificent! The polka-dot dress is quite classy with the collarless coat over, it, I think it works well overall. My only criticism is that the colour of the hat is more of a gunmetal grey colour and although I am generally a fan of mixing up shades, I think it would in this case have been better if it was a closer navy to the coat.
Royal Hats: I’ve been pouring over previous photos of this hat and while it photographed today with a strong grey cast, I really think it is actually navy. I love a classic white and navy hat for summer and I’ve always thought this design was beautifully balanced (even without one of the statement feathers it used to have!)
Jill: The Duchess of Cornwall has made consistently lovely hat choices all week but this look is by far my favorite. Although it is a very similar (if not the same) profiled brim, this tailored trim with the beautiful bumper in the contrast color is very elegant and classic. The narrower cut to her coat is very flattering and allows the whimsical polka dot dress to shine through. The open collar on the coat paired with the upturned brim really shows her face beautifully and the off-white straw to her face gives her a marvellous glow. Fantastic!
What did you think of this repeated hat on Camilla today?