The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were in Portsmouth today to officially commission a new aircraft carrier in the British naval fleet, HMS Prince of Wales.
For this occasion, the Duchess wore a new hat in pale slate blue felt with a wide upturned bumper brim.
A number of us have been wishing Camilla to experiment with some new hat shapes and she’s done that here. I wish, however, she’d taken this further with a more saturated colour or some contrast (or trim or texture- anything!) to break up the very smooth lines of the hat and coat. For me, it falls a little flat.
Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: This hat is new
As expected, the Prince of Wales wore the uniform and cap of his ranking as Admiral of the Fleet. Incidentally, today he was also granted the title of Honorary Commodore-in-Chief, Aircraft Carriers.
What do you think of the Duchess’ new hat in Portsmouth today? And- do you think the baker of the official cake was tipped off on her ensemble’s colour or made a lucky guess?!
Photos from Getty as indicated