Queen Elizabeth as joined by her granddaughter, Princess Eugenie of York, today for this year’s Royal Maundy Thursday service which was held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
For this service, the Queen repeated her yellow straw hat with a tall crown and gently angled brim, trimmed with a triple pleated hatband, yellow arrow trimmed feathers and a large folded straw bow. Interestingly, turquoise, royal blue and purple goose biot feathers have been added to this hat since its first outing (below left):
It’s a good hat for Queen Elizabeth with great proportions and scale. While I understand the addition of the coloured feathers to link with the turquoise patterned dress of this ensemble, I think I prefer the hat in its original state- more streamlined but not boring in the least.
Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Coat and dress by Stuart Parvin.
Previously Worn: June 21, 2017
Princess Eugenie topped her floral dress with a navy straw pillbox hat embellished with a straw plait around the side of the design. The dark hat is a great counterpoint for the dress (and a great compliment to her grandmother’s ensemble, something I can’t imagine is coincidental!) and a colour that Eugenie wears well. This is a good look for her that fits well on what is clearly, a beautiful spring day.
Designer: Juliette Botterill. It is a bespoke version of the “Pleated Pillbox” from SS 2018 Dress by Erdem.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
After our look at more than 60 previous hats Queen Elizabeth has worn to Maundy Thursday services over the years, how does this one compare? What do you think of those newly added feathers?
Photos from Getty as indicated