Queen Elizabeth officially arrived at Balmoral Castle yesterday to begin her summer vacation. As in years past, she inspected a guard of honour, this year formed by The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. For this arrival, she repeated an ecru straw hat with tall crown trimmed in a a pleated hatband, curling feathers and a multi looped bow with rough edges. Click on the photo collage below to open larger views of each picture.
These photos or the one below, taken during during its last outing in 2008, give a better view of the detail on this design