The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were in Bayeux in the Normandy region of France today to attend a ceremony at the Cathedral of Bayeux and the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, after which they met with surviving D-Day Veterans and members of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.
For these events, the Duchess repeated an almond straw picture hat with an off-centre, peaked crown, balanced by a wide, sidesweeping brim. The hat is trimmed in six overlapping folded jinsin straw ribbons that wrap around the crown in a fanning hatband with tails that extend over the brim. The same stacked jinsin ribbons twist into an origami-esque knotted embellishment on the side.
The mix of straws makes this monochrome hat work, along with it’s unique trim. Yes, the ensemble is a “whole lot of biscuit” but with its many beautiful details (like the wonderful repeated layers on the coat’s collar and the hatband), works well for such a memorial event as this.
Designer: Philip Treacy. Coat by Dior.
Previously Worn: Jun 18, 2014
I thought Camilla looked the picture of mature contemporary elegance today in Normandy- what do you think of her hat? Make sure you scroll through the gallery above to the last photo, showing the Prince’s tie. Fittingly, it was printed with boats (Noah’s Ark, I do believe) and peace doves with olive branches.
Photos from Getty as indicated