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.
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’.
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.
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.