In her role as Royal Colonel, 5th Battalion The Rifles, the Countess of Wessex attended the regiment’s homecoming parade at Ward Barracks, Bulford Camp in Salisbury yesterday, following a nine month operational deployment to Estonia.
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For this event, she repeated her navy moulded percher hat with cream and gold feather trim. Between the interestingly shaped straw base and swirling feathers, there’s a lot going on in this design but it’s wonderful proportion and smaller-than-it-appears scale keep it in check. With her navy coat, gloves and shoes, the hat makes for a great look for Sophie.
I imagine some of you will raise alarms at a straw hat worn in November… in good weather and with as great an accompanying ensemble as this one is, I don’t think it’s a problem. What do you think?
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