Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended Sunday Service at St Peter and St Paul Church in West Newton this morning. After the service, they took time to greet assembled well wishers, giving photographers an opportunity to get some lovely shots of Her Majesty’s red hat.
An early version of Angela Kelly’s split crown design, the hat is covered in the same textured red bouclé wool silk as the matching coat and trimmed with red Lady Amhurst feathers anchored with overlapping red felt leaves. The hat balances extremely well with the crisscross collar on the coat and while the overall ensemble is fairly one note and could use a few tweaks (different trim on the hat, smaller buttons on the coat etc.), it works.