Royal Windsor Horse Show

Yesterday saw the close of the Royal Windsor Horse show, an annual five day event held in Windsor Great Park.  The Queen attended several events this year and on Saturday, was on hand to award show prizes in her repeated pale blue bouclé hat trimmed with navy silk roses tucked inside the upturned brim.

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Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: Sep 29, 2017Mar 16, 2017Nov 27, 2015

Lady Louise took part in carriage driving events yesterday, joined by her mother. Both women sported new hats- Louise’s dark loden felt top hat features a sharply upturned brim and is trimmed with a silk ribbon and braid hatband and an exuberant spray of swirled pheasant feathers at the side. The Countess of Wessex’s felt fedora is trimmed with an overlapping band of pheasant feathers as a hatband. Both designs are a great scale for their wearer and fit the bill of ‘country riding chic’.

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Designer of Sophie’s hat: Hicks & Brown. It is the Suffolk Fedora in Camel
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Prince Michael of Kent also drove a carriage yesterday, with his wife as passanger. Michael sported a traditional black bowler hat while Marie-Christine wore a camel felt design with flat crown and saddle shaped brim.

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Queen Elizabeth was all smiles yesterday for the final awards presentation in her bright pink and grey straw cloche hat. While I’m still not a fan of the sloped crown on this design, the wonderful straw flowers and high contrast grey trim on the brim and hatband keep this hat in the winner’s circle for me. And of course- matching one’s lipstick to one’s hat is always a good thing.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Oct 19, 2017July 5, 2017
This event is clearly one enjoyed by the royal family (and also saw the first appearances of the Duke of Edinburgh since his hip operation, seen here yesterday watching his granddaughter’s carriage driving event). What do you think of the hats at Windsor this weekend?
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6 thoughts on “Royal Windsor Horse Show

  1. WIN: Sophie by a long shot.

    PLACE: HM, wearing her raspberry ensemble for the third time — all three times they have been equestrian related! Here’s what the dress looks like – very nice color combination. Pink and grey have always been a favorite of mine.

    SHOW: The top hatted gentleman next to Prince Michael.

    • Sorry, my photo of HM’s dress from Newspix International was left in the paddock! It was taken on the day of its first outing, and really showed how well coordinated the hat/dress was.

      • You can catch a glimpse of this here, at its last outing
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  2. I want to like this bouclé hat, but the height of this one, especially with the brim, just continues to turn me off. The outfit is great though.

    This is a beautiful riding hat for Louise, and the feathers are a magnificent addition (they look a little like Rosie Olivia feathers to me). A previous hat at this event was much too large for her head, but this one fits perfectly, and with the right outfit could be repeated at other events in my opinion (would be perfect for Cheltenham, or fun for Christmas). Sophie’s hat, hairstyle, and outfit are perfect for this occasion. She looks wonderful!

    Prince Michael always exhibits an old-world sophistication without being costumey, and this bowler is no exception. Bravo! Marie-Christine’s outback hat is fine for the occasion, but isn’t as nice as Sophie’s fedora.

    I have absolutely no complaints about this red-violet RTM hat! It is one of my favorites from the past few years, and I’m glad to see it out again; something about the long coat looks a bit odd in the full-length photos however.

  3. What utterly delightful photos! It is so evident that everyone is really having a wonderful time. Sophie and Louise are charming in their hats, and Prince Michael is extremely dapper (As an aside I met him once, and he is just as dapper in person.) I much prefer the first hat Her Majesty wore to the second, but I have to admit she always looks good in pink.

  4. Lady Louise and her mother clearly have a wonderful and close relationship. It’s great that Sophie wore a more subdued hat so that her daughter could shine – and she did!

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