The second new royal hat of the day was worn by the Duchess of Cornwall. In pale almond straw, the characteristically large scale piece features a sideswept brim and angular crown with off-centered peak that Philip Treacy has repeated several times in recent collections. The hat is trimmed with a large silk cabbage rose and a slim hatband that ends in a twisting, multi-looped bow at the side.
While the hat is new to Camilla’s millinery wardrobe, its scale, shape and trimming are so familiar that the piece could easily be mistaken for one she has worn before. I adore the slightly higher angle on brim’s upsweep, beautifully balanced by the lavish trim and how the hat is supported by the strong and very interesting triple layered collar on Camilla’s coat.
Previously Worn: This hat is new.