Members of the British Royal family joined Queen Elizabeth on a sunny morning yesterday at Windsor Castle to attend Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel. For this service, the Queen repeated her robin’s egg blue silk cloque hat with straw kettle brim, trimmed with a fuchsia hatband and pair of silk carnations.
The colour scheme alone makes this a great Easter look for her,doesn’t it?! While I’d still like to tweak the placement of those pink flowers, the hat’s contrast of colour and texture (the straw brim breaks up the silk cloque on the crown and the coat so well) gives it dimension and life. The lovely curved double coat lapel is such a great support to the hat, not only giving a great peek at the fuchsia dress but beautifully framing the Queen’s face and giving an uplifting base to the more straight lines of the hat.
Designer: Angela Kelly, made by Stella McLaren. Coat and dress by Angela Kelly.
Previously Worn: Nov 27, 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge repeated her grey felt teardrop percher with multi-looped organdie bow, pairing it with the palest dove grey dress and coat she wore when she debuted the hat in Australia for Easter five years ago. The gentle curves of the hat flatter the face so beautifully and play well against the sleek lines of the coat and I really like how wearing her hair down provides some dark contrast between the pale hued coat and hat.
Princess Beatrice topped an elegant, embroidered blue dress with copper straw disc saucer trimmed with pink silk flowers and blue and fuchsia curling feathers that beautifully mimic the curving paisley lines in the dress’ embroidery.
The hat, interestingly, is a remodeled saucer Beatrice first wore for Easter in 2016. It was originally trimmed with curling pheasant feathers which have been replaced here by the pink and blue ones. I like both versions on Bea- the scale is great on her and the colour is wonderful with her auburn hair. Retrimming the hat was definitely the right decision to pair with this dress- the copper is such a great compliment to the blue and the feathers tie the hat firmly in to the rest of the ensemble. It’s a great example of how a minor hat tweak can extend a hat’s wearability and topped a very beautiful look for Princess Beatrice yesterday.
Designer: Juliette Botterill. Claire Mischevani dress.
Previously Worn: Mar 27, 2016
What do you think of this first trio of royal hats yesterday at Windsor Castle?
Photos from Getty as indicated