Queen Elizabeth stepped outside Buckingham Palace today, joined by the Earl of Wessex, to officially launch the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay for the XXII Commonwealth Games.
For this event, she repeated her orange fabric covered hat with sideswept brim and crown that flares at the top. The hat is trimmed with orange magnolia blossoms, twigs and chocolate sinamay leaves.
No one wears vibrant colours like Her Majesty and this one feels perfect for the start of fall here in the Northern Hemisphere. The minimalist trim gives just the right amount of contrast and while we’ve talked in the past about it being a little ‘twiggy’ I appreciate how it stands out as a modern statement against all the other bows and flowers we see on hats. And when you see the whole ensemble, with that hit of turquoise peeking out from the dress, it all works.
What do you think of this hat today on its fourth outing?
Images from Getty as indicated