Duchess Attends Lord Carrington’s Memorial

The Duchess of Cornwall attended a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of former foreign secretary Lord Carrington this morning at Westminster Abbey. For this memorial, she repeated her large black black felt hat with flyaway raised brim edged in a wide band of bias-woven ribbon.

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We saw this hat not so long ago- there’s not much to add except that the lines are still beautiful and sleek lack of trim gives such sophistication to the design. It’s all kinds of good.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Nov 11, 2018Dec 25, 2016Nov 13, 2016Dec 25, 2015

Thoughts on seeing this hat out again?
Photos from Getty as indicated

13 thoughts on “Duchess Attends Lord Carrington’s Memorial

  1. It’s interesting to note that the other four appearances of this hat were: twice for Christmas(!) and twice for Remembrance Day. Also present yesterday for the Thanksgiving Service was Princess Alexandra, wearing a beautiful navy hat, at least 21 years old. It is at RexFeatures, but not Getty.

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  2. the Duchess is always so well turned out. However, I wonder why she always wears hats of a similar size and fashion? They are always complimentary to her style but all alike. I wish she would branch out a little

  3. This hat is shown to best advantage in the lighting of the earlier posts – the different materials provide excellent contrast as the light hits them. In my opinion, one of the best “serious occasion” hats currently being worn by Camilla and indeed all of the British royals.

  4. IMO this is one of the best black hats in the current rotation of our regular royals. I’m always happy (aesthetically) to see it, even though it’s usually at somber occasions.

  5. Simple and elegant look from Camilla.

    Princess Alexandra was also in attendance in what looks like a navy blue and black hat with a navy velvet outfit:

    Amongst those who attended today's service were:Former Prime Minister Sir John Major, representing TRH The Duke and Duchess of GloucesterHRH The Duchess of Cornwall, also representing HRH The Prince of WalesHRH Princess AlexandraThe Lord Luce, who gave the Address pic.twitter.com/0wA8Ajpc58— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) January 31, 2019


    • I agree with you. I do love the combination of the two materials. But overall I find it just a little bit too big, too high and too much swepped to one side.

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