Queen Elizabeth arrived in Scotland this morning for the start of Holyrood Week, attending the Ceremony of the Keys at Holyrood House in Edinburgh and visiting Greenfaulds High School in a repeated primrose yellow hat some of you will remember from its first outing three years ago at the Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
The hat features a white straw brim with upturned kettle edge and crown covered in the same yellow silk wool pique as the ensemble’s matching dress and coat. The brim edge is embroidered in the same delicate white flowers as embellish the coat and the hat is finished with a large yellow and white silk dahlia bloom on the side.
The Queen is such a master of dressing in ways that will enable her to stand out- even in such a soft shade of yellow! The colour is very pretty on her and while some parts of the ensemble still seem overly fussy (scalloped edges on the coat and all that embroidered on top of a patterned fabric), the hat coordinates with a scale that suits the Queen very well.
Designer: Angela Kelly made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: June 10, 2016
What do you think of this hat on this, its second outing?
Photos from Getty as indicated