The Cheltenham Festival continued today with Ladies’ Day on a very windy second day of racing. The Duchess of Cornwall attended in her familiar hat in tan tweed with faux-fur cuffed brim. We’ve discussed this hat at length in the past (I’ve described it as a quintessential British aristocratic country hat- eccentric, mismatched, well worn and of the highest quality) and while it is not my favourite design in Camilla’s millinery wardrobe, suffice it to say it works well for a day at the races in the country in dismal weather.
Zara Tindall wore a striking red vertical saucer percher described by the designer as a hat with “cashmere covered base, trimmed with a two toned large silk flower and back bow detail”. I want to like this but the flower placement (sliced right through the middle by the saucer brim) and odd colour scheme (a half brown rose looks to me like a half dead rose and why would you want that on a hat?) prevent me from warming to it. It’s eye catching, yes, but I much prefer the chic fedora Zara sported yesterday.
Designer: Juliette Botterill. It is the “Cashmere Flower Percher” from AW 2017
Previously Worn: This hat is new