Princess Anne arrived with her mother for the first day of Ascot this morning, no doubt a happy day for both with an announcement from Buckingham Palace this morning of the safe arrival of her fourth granddaughter (a girl for Mike & Zara Tindall). The Princess Royal repeated a hat we’re getting quite familiar with- her oyster straw design with sideswept brim trimmed with cream feathers and apricot and cream curling quills.
No question, this is a chic hat for Anne. We saw it just a few weeks ago so there’s not much to say beyond complimenting (again) the scale, shape, and well balanced trim. I’m just ready for a bit more variety from our favourite royal hat recycler. Princess Anne has added a number of new pieces to her millinery wardrobe over the past year and I hope she spreads repeat wearings out between them a little more.