Queen Visits Royal Philatelic Society

Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic Society in London today. For this engagement, she repeated her dark turquoise felt hat with Pork Pie indented crown and upturned kettle brim edged in dark teal velvet. The hat is trimmed with overlapping velvet quilted leaves on the side.

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Each time I see those velvet leaves, I admire them more and more. Beautifully made, they add a lovely contrast to the design. The shape is this hat is a little clunky but those leaves are wonderful.

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Designer: Angela Kelly. Made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: Sep 1,2018; Apr 13, 2017

What do you think of this hat on this, it’s third outing?

Photos from Getty as indicated 

10 thoughts on “Queen Visits Royal Philatelic Society

  1. This remains one of my favorite AK hats; the design and color are unlike most of HM’s hats, and executed beautifully. So happy to see this again, and with the best brooch so far (in my opinion)!

  2. The Queen looks radiant and as engaging as ever – I wouldn’t change a thing. This dress was worn for her 2016 televised Christmas message.
    I stumbled on the following photo this morning with my 2nd cup. Let’s play “Where’s Waldo,” Today’s coat is present, I think. (Not a Getty photo, so I always cross my fingers when posting, hoping I did it correctly. If it gets removed, I understand and apologize.)


    • I replaced your hotlink with the original source where this photo appeared, a Vogue article.

      Here’s the thing to remember- we can’t post links to just a photo in its own window. You can post a link to where the photo appears in an article or it’s ‘home’ page on a photo site (Getty, Alamay, Press Association, PPE Photo).

      Does that help?

      • HQ, I appreciate your patience with my ignorance. The last thing I want to do is give you MORE work. I learned some time ago NOT to select “copy image” from the drop-down, so I thought “copy image address” was OK. I’ll get it right one of these days. You know the saying about teaching old dogs new tricks?
        Have you seen the photo in question before? I’m not sure all the ensembles matched each hat exactly. Maybe today’s ensemble is not in the closet.

        • The Angela Kelly book is also on my Christmas list but I have seen the photo- I’ve meant to share it here as a discussion item. It gives incredible insight into how the queen’s wardrobe is stored…. and how many of these cabinets she must have. This cabinet holds just 7 dress and coat combinations, and 6 hats; my conservative estimate is that she has 60 blue outfits with hats (not to mention additional ones without hats) currently in rotation. That would require 10 such cabinets for just the blue hats.

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