Queen Elizabeth attended a service this morning at The Guards’ Chapel, Wellington Barracks. Her Majesty is Patron of The Royal Army Chaplains’ Department and this morning celebrated 100 years since the department was officially granted granted the prefix ‘Royal’ by King George V following their contribution to WWI. For this anniversary, the Queen repeated her royal blue silk cloque fabric-covered hat with angular crown, slim hatband and downward sloped brim with kettle edge covered in black faux fur.
There’s much to like here- the vibrant colour is wonderful on Her Majesty and the punchy contrast between the blue silk cloque and the black faux fur, further punctuated by the lovely print on the floral dress (which we can actually SEE for once!) makes the ensemble stand out. I’m still not convinced this hat’s materials do it favours -black velvet would have been SO much sharper than faux fur and felt on the main body of the hat would have given some textural contrast from blue silk cloque but still coordinated beautifully with the ensemble.
Previously Worn: March 29, 2018