Queen Elizabeth visited RAF Marham today in her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore of the Station. To receive a Royal Salute and flypast, meet station personnel and community volunteers, open the Lightning Operations Centre, view a display commemorating the Centenary of the Royal Air Force and present the Firmin Sword of Peace to the Station Commander, she wore a new ‘split crown’ style hat in deep purple felt.
In a darker shade than the orchid version Her Majesty debuted last year
, this hat features an upturned brim. Photos of the trim are scarce but it appears to consist of a looped bow and felt pompoms on the right side. Details aside, the colour is absolutely beautiful on the Queen, who wears these saturated shades so magnificently.
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Even without good views of this hat (I believe most British royal photographers are en route back from Norway where they were following the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), this one seems like a winner to me. What do you think of this new, royal purple design?
Photos from social media indicated