Queen Elizabeth attended Sunday service yesterday at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate, joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen repeated her camel felt cloche with square crown, trimmed with a bound brim and knotted hatband in a slightly deeper shade of caramel than the hat and coat.
Brown is not my favourite colour on Her Majesty but there’s a lovely warmth of hue and sheen to this ensemble, along with some seriously great proportions and restrained trim on the hat, that just makes it work. For a chapeau that has been in rotation for 14 years, I think this one is looking pretty good.
Previously Worn: Jan 22, 2017; Feb 4, 2015; Apr 12, 2006; Mar 7, 2006; Dec 25, 2005
The Duchess of Cambridge topped her blue coat with a matching pleated bandeau headpiece in diamond printed crepe with ruffled bow at the back. The detail on this piece is really good and not only sets this design apart from the other similarly bandeaus Kate has worn over the past year, but contrasts textually against the coat. It’s a coordinated look, for certain, but I don’t think it’s in ‘matchy-matchy’ territory.
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new