Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo final at Guards Polo Club yesterday afternoon. Queen Elizabeth repeated her pale lavender straw hat with diagonal crown and short brim trimmed with slim bands of straw in orange, pink and lime wrapped around the base off the crown as a hatband and curled into a tutti frutti side bow. The multi coloured, multi-looped bow is studded with matching orange, pink and lime feathers and the hat is finished wtih two long lavender feather quills. It’s a rather fun and wacky hat that coordinates wonderfully with its matching floral dress (the accompanying coat is a bit of a disaster). We can thank the heat wave in southern England this week for leaving the coat out of the picture yesterday, something the ensemble benefits from, greatly.
After a string of blue hats worn to recent events, it’s so nice to see Her Majesty in some bright colour. What do you think of this hat at Smith’s Lawn yesterday? And any more predictions for what colour hat we’ll see on the Queen tomorrow?
Photos from Getty as indicated