Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence spent several days in Australia and Papua New Guinea on a short tour for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this week. On Saturday, the couple attended the Bicentennial Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Princess Anne repeated her muted teal sinamay hat with rounded crown and high, sidesweeping brim embellished with a darker teal slim silk hatband and curling, multi-looped straw bow interspersed with trimmed feathers. The scale and shape of this design is wonderful on her and the darker teal hatband and bow piping add some welcome contrast that link’s so well with the ensemble’s teal silk dress.
The same day, the couple officially opened the show (officially named “Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Bicentennial Sydney Royal Easter Show”). Princess Anne wore a twin to the hat above, this one in oyster sinamay, and trimmed with cream feathers and apricot and cream curling quills. It’s another great design with excellent proportions of scale, shape, and such well balanced trim. I’d just have preferred a second hat on the same day to be a little more different than the first! Vice Admiral Laurence wore a pale canvas fedora.
Timothy wore the same hat yesterday in Papua New Guinea. It’s clearly a comfortable and well-worn one.
Thoughts about the hats on this Platinum Jubilee visit?
Images from Getty as indicated