I’m so happy to chat with Jay Cheng, creator of Jaycow Millinery, about all the royal hats at Ascot today!
Princess Anne repeated an almond straw cloche variation with diagonal crown. The brim features a contrasting chocolate straw underbrim and and tall wrap around the crown over which sits a ruched chocolate raw silk hatband. A mass of cream and dotted pheasant feathers on the side complete the hat.
Royal Hats: We have seen Anne wear this a few times and I much prefer it with the embroidered coat she wore for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Something about those two pieces pair better than today’s ensemble- the colours look more complimentary on Anne and the hat looks less dated.
Jay Cheng: It’s a very classic look, the slanted crown and the upturned brim paring with a front buttoned mid calf coat. I looks like Princess Anne just walked off the set of an old movie. The usual Princess Anne style, classic and conservative.
What do you think of Anne’s hat today?
Photos from Getty as indicated