The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow, London today. The couple attended the St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and, following a tradition set by Queen Victoria, passed all ranks of officers a sprig of shamrock to wear in their caps.
As in years past, the Duchess dressed in green for the event. Her new hat, in deep green felt, is a percher design with triangular formed beret base, trimmed with overlapping bows placed in a floral formation with knotted center. The scale and colour are lovely on Kate and the elevated side of the hat gives some presence and asymmetrical gravitas to the brimless design that suits her face shape really well. The bow flowers make for wonderful trim that gives life and lightness to the design.
Previously Worn: This hat is new