Members of the British Royal Family gathered in France yesterday at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme. This WWI battle claimed the lives of more than one million men during the four months it waged, making it one of the bloodiest in history.
For this remembrance, the Duchess of Cornwall repeated her cream and navy straw hat with raised brim on one side and signature Treacy looped knot on the side. When we saw this hat at Ascot last month, it was also trimmed with a soaring cream feather (one of two that originally adorned this hat) that has now been removed. I must say, I’m sorry to see it go.
Previously Worn: June 18, 2016; May 11, 2016; June 2, 2015; May 22, 2013; July 11, 2009; May 8, 2009; June 8, 2007; July 14, 2006;July 20, 2005; and June 28, 2005
The Duchess of Cambridge repeated a hat not seen since the very early days of her royal life. In black sinamay, the design features a windowpane lattice straw, upturned flyaway brim and is trimmed with an ostrich feather. I have long admired the shape of this hat and the light, airiness that the brim’s shape and material gives the piece. I thought its pairing yesterday with Kate’s French lace suit was exquisite.
Previously Worn: June 11, 2011
The Duchess of Gloucester, pictured at the far left below, repeated the grey cuffed bumper hat with veil she first wore last month.