The Duchess of Cornwall visited Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning where she met with some of the home’s 300 pensioners (all retired members of the British Army) in their distinctive scarlet coats and smart gold piped black tricorn hats. For this event, in place of the annual Founder’s Day parade in May that was closed to external visitors during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, she repeated a lovely hat in natural straw with upswept brim, simply trimmed with a straw hatband knotted at the side.
We’ve seen Camilla in numerous other hats of similar shape (the brim sweep above her face suits her so well) and what makes this one distinctive is the texture of this woven straw. It’s downright delicious, giving movement and interest to the piece while keeping the overall design effortlessly light and so summery.
What do you think of Camilla’s straw hat today?
Photos from Getty as indicated