The annual Not Forgotten Association Garden Party was held at Buckingham Palace yesterday. Hosted by the Duchess of Gloucester, the event is in support of the charity, which provides support for both current and former servicemen and women facing illness, injury or disability. She repeated her vibrant yale blue straw pillbox hat with a newly added swath of net veiling in the same colour
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Today over 3,000 guests from 152 military organisations, charities and care homes were welcomed to Buckingham Palace for the annual @the.not.forgotten Garden Party, hosted by The Duchess of Gloucester. The Not Forgotten Association is a tri-service charity established in 1919 to provide ‘comfort, cheer and entertainment for the wounded ex-servicemen still in hospital as a result of the Great War’ and today continues to support wounded service and ex-service men and women. The Royal Family has a long-standing association with @the.not.forgotten association and the first garden party was held at Buckingham Palace in 1920. Swipe ⬅️ to see a photograph from the NFA Garden Party in 1947. An annual Christmas Party is also held at St. James’s Palace each year in support of the military charity of which The Princess Royal is Patron. 📷 1&2 Pa images
It’s a great hat for someone who doesn’t wear hats every day- the classic shape and colour lends the hat to successful pairing with many different ensembles and the scale suits Birgitte well. The addition of veil also adds a bit of formality and movement to the hat that benefit it.
Previously Worn: May 31, 2018
What do you think, dear readers- is this hat better with or without the veil?
Photos from Getty as indicated