On the second day of Holyrood Week yesterday, Queen Elizabeth opened the new Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum at Stirling Castle.
For this event, she repeated her mulberry straw hat with stepped crown and gently sideswept brim, trimmed with a side posy of handmade silk flowers and mulberry a straw multi-looped bow.
The stepped crown shape comes off the same block as Monday’s new blue hat, this one a touch crisper in straw than the blue hat’s crown which is covered in fabric. The sidesweeping brim also works better in this iteration, giving a sense of lightness and lift to the piece while balancing with the silk flowers and bows on the opposite side. And the colour- well, it’s just sublime on Her Majesty.
We’ve seen this hat a few times- have your thoughts on it changed with this outing?
Images from Getty as indicated