Another Buckingham Palace garden party took place today, hosted on behalf of the Queen by the Prince of Wales.
While Prince Charles carried his black silk top hat (I can’t find a photo of him wearing it!), the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla repeated her cream straw hat with off centre, peaked crown, upswept brim and spiky feather explosion on the side. There appears to be white piping around the v-neck of her dress and the hat ties in with this, nicely.
Princess Anne repeated her mustard yellow straw button percher hat, trimmed with a dusky taupe silk flower and veil. The placement of this hat excites me (much improved from its placement on the center top of her head during its last outing) but unfortunately, leaves that flower looking like a plonked-on afterthought. I’m not a fan of this ensemble’s colour palate (mustard and brown sauce, anyone?) and will simply hope for its retirement.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent were also in attendance. The Duchess repeated her navy straw beret hat while the Dukes repeated their black silk and grey felt top hats.
While this was not as exciting a hatted event as the parade of hats we saw at the Epsom races of the weekend, it looks like an enjoyable time was had by all.