Queen Celebrates Charity Centennary

Queen Elizabeth visited Aylesford to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Royal British Legion Industries village. For this visit, she repeated a deep purple felt hat with split crown and upturned kettle brim trimmed with a felt bow and trio of pompoms.

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I’m still a great fan of this ensemble’s saturated jewel tone and the lovely contrast of textures between the the wool coat, silk dress, sleek velvet felt hat and pompom trim. That being said… I’m still not a fan of the hat’s shape (nor the lack of collar on the coat). On its last outing, I described the hat as a bit ‘ponderous’ and I’m afraid, this outing did not give me a change of heart.

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Designer: Angela Kelly. Made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: April 12, 2018;  February 2, 2018

It has been a year and a half since we last saw this hat- did today’s outing change your thoughts on it?

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5 thoughts on “Queen Celebrates Charity Centennary

  1. Not a favorite, but still a good hat overall for HM. I’m a fan of the color and that the hat being made of velour felt and not matching material to the rest of her outfit. I’m unfortunately not going to be a fan of pom pom trim, and that drags this hat down a bit for me.

  2. I still like this hat. The colour is amazing, and although the split crown shape is a bit overdone, it has been done with a minimum of fuss here and that lets the colour shine.

  3. I don’t know if it is a result of you introducing us to the quiet elegance of Japanese imperial millinery, Hat Queen, but I’m really liking the almost self coloured, more minimal trim on this hat. Of course, HM always looks stunning in purple, and I suppose pompoms only just get away with being called restrained, but let’s have more of this less, please!

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