The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were on hand for the second day of racing today with the Duchess repeating the cream straw sideswept hat with angular crown she debuted last month.
Today’s outing gives us a much better view of the piece and shows the exquisite layered lace floral cutout applique trim. Couture millinery is all about fine detail and finishing- completely smooth lines, no wobbles on the finished brim edge(thanks Wies!) – things that certainly impact the overall impression of a hat but details that one can only really appreciate from close view.
The scale of this piece is spectacular on Camilla, who wears these substantial brims better than any other royal I can think of. When we first saw the hat, I wasn’t a great fan of the angular crown shape but here we see how beautiful and unique it is. With her green coat, the hat tops a beautifully considered ensemble.
Previously Worn: May 22, 2018