Queen Visits West Sussex

During a day in West Sussex today, Queen Elizabeth visited Chichester Festival Theatre and Canine Partners charity. For this visit, she repeated her pale pink felt hat with slim wrapped hatband, side looped bow and ivory ostrich feather pouf.

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We’ve seen this domed crown and short brimmed shape on Her Majesty a few times- it works well here with the feathers balancing out the high crown. I particularly like the layered hatband, a simple design feature that adds a surprising amount of movement and texture to the design. The hat is subtle but that’s exactly what was needed not to overpower the accompanying coat; the entire ensemble is delicately subtle (no small feat when using heavier winter materials like the felt and wool here) and that’s a big reason why it works so well.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Coat by Stewart Parvin.
Previously Worn: Oct 21, 2017; Mar 27, 2014Jan 26, 2014; May 23, 2013Mar 31, 2013
Thoughts on this family hat’s repeated outing today?
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9 thoughts on “Queen Visits West Sussex

  1. HM must like this ensemble, since it’s already been worn this season, just 6 weeks ago! I think this wintry hat works much better than the spring-time alternative:
    October 9, 2013
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  2. This is a fun hat and a lovely outfit. I happened to see photos of this visit online before you posted this, and wondered if the color choice for HM’s outfit was deliberately done to coordinate with the purple uniforms and signage of the canine charity. I know that appropriate colors are kept in mind with foreign visits or visitors, but does anyone know if this happens also with ordinary places? (If so, a lovely gesture — if not, a happy coincidence!)

  3. Still rather like this chic winter ensemble in springy colours. It flatters her well and the ball of fluff adds some fun. It’s served her well too, I hadn’t realised it was so well worn.

  4. Her Majesty looks lovely in soft pick, and a dog never hurts! My only quibble is that the pompon on her hat looks awfully similar to her fluffy white hair. Perhaps it is intentional? the

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