The best thing to come out of this summer (besides garden tomatoes!) for me is the group of readers who have contributed guests posts here on Royal Hats. After writing posts about which hats she would like Queen Elizabeth and The Duchess of Cambridge to repeat, I’m so happy to welcome back USA based (but UK born and raised) reader Eliza for her third post about a royal who might surprise you. Welcome back, Eliza!
I really enjoyed all the posts written by other readers over the summer. You all have such great taste! I love being reminded of hats I had forgotten about and seeing how much fashion has changed in even just 20 or 30 years. For my third post, I decided to concentrate on the princess who I think gets the most unfair critisicm for her hats- Princess Beatrice. My choice might be controversial! I admit that Princess Beatrice has worn some hats that don’t receive top marks for style or attractiveness but she has also worn some beautiful hat that don’t seem to get as much public attention. Here are 4 brimmed hats and 4 perchers that I loved on her and wish she’d wear again.
Picture Hat #1 My very favourite hat that Princess Beatrice has ever worn in this beige one. Beige hats can be boring but this one isn’t too light or too heavy, the brim is just the right angle and size and the top isn’t too high. It’s perfect and I don’t know why Bea doesn’t wear it again. Hat by Patricia Underwood
Picture Hat #2 This isn’t exactly a picture hat but it has a large brim and I love the flowers on top and under the top part of the brim. Bea also looks knock out gorgeous in navy! Hat by Gina Foster
Picture Hat #3 I don’t usually like colour blocking but this turquoise and orange hat was so fresh, current and stylish for Princess Beatrice especially with the white dress. Orange is the last colour I’d expect on her but it looks great! Hat by Laura Apsit Livens
Percher Hat #1 I don’t usually like black and navy together but I love this blue flower on this black hat. It almost looks like porcelain! Hat by Nerida Fraiman
Percher Hat #2 This gold hat is so fun and the colour is stunning on Bea. I love the gold and navy combination, two of her very best colours. Hat by Philip Treacy
Percher Hat #3 I think the black and white hat that Princess Beatrice wore for the Queen’s 90th birthday last year was one of her top. The coat overshadowed it a bit and I think with a different dress it would be brilliant Hat by Sarah Cant
Percher Hat #4 In 2012 Princess Beatrice went to church with the Queen and Prince Philip in York. Her white hat with navy flowers is stunning on her and I love the way her hair was styled to go with it. One of her very top looks I think. Hat by Gina Foster