Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth had a busy day, visiting Skypark and the Children’s Wood Project in Glasgow accompanied by Princess Anne.
For these visits, she debuted a wonderful new royal blue hat. Covered in the same fabric as her coat, the hat’s crown is slightly elevated on one side with a gently domed top, a line echoed by two folded, layered hatbands also raised on one side. The hat is trimmed with beautiful white and blue feather flowers, nestled on one side of the hat’s cartwheel brim, which is shortened around the back.
It’s magnificent! The colour, the scale, the wider-than-usual brim (around the front and sides!), the lift provide by raising the crown slightly on one side- all these things are so very good. And the flowers. Wow! They give a painterly, beautifully contrasting element that makes the design feel very modern. I adore the different shades of blue and how, from some angles, the flowers look like butterflies!
Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Coat and dress by Stewart Parvin
Previously Worn: This hat is new