Thanks to Jimbo for providing the introduction and background research for this “Monday Multiples” post.
Jimbo’s Introduction: Today’s pair of hats, made of the same very palest blue material as Queen Elizabeth’s dress and coat, are quite different in style. Both are adorned with a single ostrich feather, giving each hat a wonderfully light and airy, whimsical touch, great for outdoor events with a little breeze. The original brimless hat from 2012 was replaced by a very typical, business-as-usual shape in 2017, which we have all come to know and recognize as perhaps her current trademark style.
Look #1: A formed beret with tall peak on one side, trimmed with a button-anchored upright white ostrich feather designed by Angela Kelly and made by Stella McLaren first worn November 27, 2012 to welcome a Kuwaiti state visit and repeated March 17, 2016 at the London Zoo.
Look #2: A slightly flared crown hat with upturned kettle brim trimmed with the same button-anchored white ostrich feather placed diagonally across the front of the hat, also designed by Angela Kelly and made by Stella McLaren, first worn May 13, 2017 at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The sweeping collar on Her Majesty’s coat is a unique style feature for her- which hat do you prefer most itt?
Photos from Getty as indicated