Queen Elizabeth visited the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary today to officially open the Robertson Family Roof Garden and meet patients and staff. For this engagement, she repeated a light blue hat in the same bouclé tweed as her coat.
The hat’s shape, with an angular, domed top and upfolded brim, has become a familiar shape for Her Majesty. It’s a tough shape to trim attractively- the navy silk roses and leaves that embellish this design are tightly tucked between the crown and brim simply because it’s the only place for them to go. I think this style might be better suited to sweeping feathers able to avoid this awkward ‘tucked in trim’ look.