Several of you have requested a closer, side by side comparison of the hat the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her arrival in Canada three weeks ago and its red twin, worn for the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla Parade on the Thames on June 3, 2012. Here you are:
There are some ever so slight differences between these pieces besides the obvious colour and embellishment- different thicknesses of felt give a narrower rim (with visible stitching) and inside moulded pleat on the red design. This, along with the more angular daffodil trim, makes the red hat look little more crisp than the blue version.
Having seen these two hats side by side I’m now curious, dearest readers- which version do you prefer?
Photos from Getty as indicated