On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra visited the 3rd Battalion The Rifles, a Light Mechanised Infantry battalion based in Edinburgh who were tasked this year with mounting the Royal Guard at Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle during Holyrood Week. For this visit, she repeated her pale natural straw hat with high, pork pie shaped crown and cartwheel brim, trimmed with a silk rose, widely woven white net tulle and a wide white hatband which finishes in a flat bow at the front. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this design at closeup range and the photo below shows a subtle diagonal pattern woven in the straw of this piece, visible on the straight sides of the tall crown. This is a lovely detail I’ve not noticed before.
Previously Worn: July 15, 2015; May 28, 2015; July 11, 2014; July 6, 2009; July 9, 1999; this unknown date and this unknown date