Queen Elizabeth visited Somerset today, taking in an art gallery, King’s Bruton School and a racehorse stable. For this visit, she repeated the cream and spring green hat and coat many of us will remember from her 90th birthday.
The cream straw hat follows the split crown design used on several other Kelly/McLaren designs, the same silk wool as the Queen’s coat wrapping half of the hat’s tall crown and edging the short brim. The hat is trimmed simply with a spray of silk orchids and a slim green bow at the side.
The hat radiates spring from its colour and light floral trim. I’m less keen on the wide brim edging and fabric wrapped crown (slimming down both would do the hat well, I think) but these are familiar details for Her Majesty’s hats.