Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal College of Physicians in London this morning to mark its 500th anniversary. For this event, she repeated her pale grey-blue straw hat with domed crown, asymmetrical upturned brim, and silk flower and ribbon trim.
The last time we saw this hat and coordinating ensemble, it looked decidedly blue but today it looked much more grey. This colour variation makes the hat more interesting and while I prefer it shown in natural light (where it looks more blue), the hat’s scale and shape combined with its beautiful trimmings and finishing make it a truly exquisite design. I particularly love how the silk hatband and bow loops link with the buttons on the coat- such a lovely touch.
I love Queen Elizabeth in saturated colours but when it comes to her more muted ensembles, this is one of my favourites. What do you think about this hat after seeing it again today?
Photos from Getty as indicated