Princess Alexandra commemorated 30 years of care at St Oswald’s Hospice this morning with a visit to the facility. For this visit, 30 years after she opened the care center, she repeated her purple felt hat with tall, domed crown, double hatband and upturned kettle brim.
Many of the royal hats we see rely on some sort of trimmings – feathers, flowers, twists, bows – to provide visual punch and I really like how the streamlined hantbands, one curved and one in a darker shade of purple, do the trick here. Like many of Alexandra’s other hats, I think the scale of this one is a twinge large for her but the colour is lovely and the overall ensemble is balanced.
Today’s outing provided the best view of this hat we’ve seen in a very long time- what are your thoughts on it?