Queen At Horse Show and Day In Manchester

Last Saturday, Queen Elizabeth attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the pink straw hat with gently sidesweeping brim and multiple bow trim she first wore last month to host President and Dr. Biden.

Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Dress and coat by Stewart Parvin.
Previously Worn: June 13, 2021

On Sunday, she was back at the show in her blue hat with straw sidesweeping brim and fabric covered crown (which also binds the brim edge in a wide stripe) trimmed with a posy of blue and white silk flowers, blue seed pearls and slim white feathers, along with several looped blue blue wool silk bows.

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Designer: Angela Kelly, made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: May 23, 2019

Today, Her Majesty was in Manchester where she paid visits to Manchester Cathedral and the set of Coronation Street.

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For these visits, she debuted a peacock blue textured wool covered hat with upturned kettle brim, slightly raised on one side. The hat is trimmed with a large ostrich feather and an unusual wrap of silver lurex threads around the hatband on the side (notice that the ensemble’s coat is embroidered with silver Celtic knots around the collar and on the buttons).

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The colour is so beautiful on the queen and while the ostrich feather doesn’t photograph well in every shot, it provides some textural contrast needed in an ensemble with hat and coat in the same textured fabric.

Designer: Angela Kelly, made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: This hat is new

What do you think of this trio of hats on Her Majesty?

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12 thoughts on “Queen At Horse Show and Day In Manchester

  1. I really like the teal hat, beautiful colour, and the shape and size suit her, and I’m so pleased to see something as different as this ostrich feather trim! (I know over the years she’s had just about everything, but certainly in recent years the hats so often are a roughly similar shape and size with flower-based trim in the same positioning, so it’s very nice to have a change.)

  2. 1. Pink: The coat is beautiful, and the entire ensemble is perfect.
    2. Sky Blue: I was going to offer the fact that two coats have been worn with this beauty, but after going back to the past posts, realized the discussion had already taken place. Her coat on Sunday dates back to Ascot June 19, 2014.
    3. Teal: Yes, a bit heavy for July; yes, another new blue outfit; and yes, the feather muddies the waters. HM has at least two other hats with huge ostrich feathers which I feel detract from the overall effect.
    So many new hats, and oh, so many older ones that need to be worn again, either in their current condition, or updated.

    • PS I forgot to mention that yesterday’s teal hat reminds me of the following hat, up reupholstered. I love this go-to size and design – it’s just right for HM.

      June 22, 2017: Royal Ascot
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  3. Years ago, when I saw the Queen during a walkabout, she had a turquoise and white hat with a hole in the brim, where a flower was placed to show through. This new teal hat looked like it had a small hole in the brim, where some of her silver curls showed through! I like the change from the frequent flower trims she favours.

    • TrickyMum, could this be the hat you are referring to? Very nice.

      August 15, 1994: Canada
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  4. HM certainly has been on a blue and pink streak recently!

    3 good hats overall. Interesting to see her repeat the Biden tea hat so soon, but great to see it with the coat. I had forgotten about this sky blue hat and it’s nice to see it again after a couple years, even if I’ve never been a big fan of how asymmetrical the brim is; bonus is the brooch!

    The new hat is fine enough, but we just got a new one in a very similar shade and overall look last week, so this one feels disappointing to me, especially as the cool Celtic designs on the collar and buttons are rather lost in the midst of the heavy textured pattern of the fabric otherwise (which when used on the hat makes this feel more autumnal than the middle of summer).

    • Argh, I forgot to add this bonus headpiece on HM at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday:
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  5. Her Majesty is beautiful, charming, and vivacious in these photos, and so elegant! I love her gorgeous colors.

  6. How uplifting it is to have these almost daily photos of HM in her beautiful colors and with her lovely smile. The only hat I have a question about is the one today. It just seems a little heavy for summer with that ostrich feather overwhelming it. The color is lovely, and the closeup shows the textured fabric of the coat. I have a feeling that the hat might undergo a change before we see it again.

  7. All three hats are excellent, and each of these coats fits well. There have been a few misfitting or misaligned coats recently.
    Of the Queen’s ostrich feather hats, this is perhaps the best. With the feathers a little shorter than sometimes and their being the same color as the hat, the wind blowing the feathers doesn’t seem so disruptive as it can appear when the ostrich feathers are a contrasting color.

  8. Oh wowo!! Three really great hats! I love that pink straw and the trim is especially good. And the light blue is lovely- I really like the bound brim with the light filtering through the rest of the brim. And that new dark teal is just a color to die for! perhaps my least favorite of the hats, but a great hat all the same.

  9. Good to see the pink worn with its coat – the coat is fantastic and very smart; as ever when matching straw to heavier fabrics the light throws it out, but I’m sure it’s an exact match.
    The light blue has been worn quite a few times (including when she met one of my best friends at this BA event – I think he needs to buy a piano for their pic together!) and still looks great.
    And the teal… the texture is fab, I really like the ostrich feather (which can be unruly), but those knots are a detail that needed leaving out. The neckline really shows off the pearls though, which I know is sometimes a problem.

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