Queen Elizabeth visited Leuchars Station in Fife, Scotland, yesterday, to present a a new standard to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) .
For this visit, the Queen, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment, repeated her pale grey-blue straw hat with domed crown and sideswept brim, trimmmed with handmade silk flowers, silk loops and a wide silk hatband.
I’ve already complimented the scale and shape of this hat numerous times- what struck me on this outing was its wonderful mix of textures. The silk hatband and loops give some lovely sheen against the matte straw and link so beautifully with the buttons on Her Majesty’s coat. Completely monachrome hats are often boring but it’s the mix of textures on this one that keep it balanced and interesting.
Previously Worn: Feb 20, 2018; June 4, 2015; June 17, 2014; April 20, 2014
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Day 4 of #HolyroodWeek: The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, presented a new Standard to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) at their base in Leuchars. Her Majesty was accompanied by The Duke of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, for today's ceremony. HM & HRH then met @scotscav soldiers, families & veterans. Take a look at our Instagram story to see more.