Platinum Jubilee: Trooping the Colour Part 3

In addition to the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Queen was joined on the balcony of Buckingham Palace today by other working members of the Royal Family.

The Earl of Wessex wore the full ceremonial uniform of his role of Colonel of The London Guards, along with his Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals. The Countess of Wessex wore a new pink and ivory hat described by the designer as “a bespoke hand dyed, two tone style disc, trimmed with bows.”

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The saucer shape suits Sophie well and the transparent base of pink windowpane sinamay gives a lovely lightness to the design. It’s the bows that don’t work for me. I think they might be too haphazard on the otherwise streamlined design.

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Designer: Jane Taylor bespoke design. Coat dress by Suzannah London.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Lady Louise Windsor wore a hat from her mother’s closet that Sophie wore to Trooping the Colour in 2009 (the fist year that Louise also appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony!). The natural straw cloche follows angular lines with a sloped crown and extended brim on one side and is trimmed with a blush sinamay upside-down bow with twisting tails.

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It’s a great hat for Louise, the modern shape and whimsically youthful trim feeling as contemporary as it did over a decade ago. I’m a fan of hats sharing hats between wearers and this was a lovely surprise today.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Reiss floral dress.
Previously Worn by the Countess of Wessex: June 13, 2009; April 23, 2006

Princess Alexandra repeated her teal felt picture hat. The design is trimmed with a wide hatband and purple and teal burnt feathers anchored with a jeweled multi-loop bow. I adore the unexpected addition of purple feathers to the trim, which give such lift and just enough contrast.

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Designer: Likely Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: May 18, 2019

The Duchess of Gloucester wore a new hat! Yes, it is another navy straw beret but the shape is slightly different than her other navy straw beret, and this design is overlaid in a navy net veil which gives it a slight variation in texture. She embellished the hat further with a rock crystal brooch on the side. The Duke repeated his black silk top hat.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

A number of other members of the royal family were spectators at this event and were snapped or shared photos in hats.

Princess Beatrice looks to have repeated her “Quilted Pearly Headband” from Zara, adding the brand’s “Pearl Bead Headband” in front for added oomph. If so, it works!

Designer: Possibly Zara. Vampire’s Wife dress.
Previously Worn: January 2020

Princess Eugenie wore a beige felt beret with large monochrome leaf trim. Her young son August wore a tan cotton visored cap.

Designer: John Boyd bespoke version of the “Pink Leaf Beret” Self Portrait dress.
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a white sinamay hat with wide oval brim and shallow crown with a wide navy grosgrain ribbon hatband and large multi-looped side bow with fringed ends. The shape is unique but it looks to suit Meghan very well.

Designer: Stephen Jones “Granville Hat” Dress by Roland Mouret.
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

Zara Tindall wore a red sinamay beret percher trimmed with silk flowers and a sculpted silk abaca bow.

Designer: Juliette Botterill “Floral Blossom Percher. Dress by Beulah London. Styled by Annie Miall. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

Mia Tindall wore a read headband trimmed with flowers

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Lena Tindall wore a pink headband with sweet bow. Savannah Phillips wore a ruched pink headband.

Princess Michael of Kent repeated her oversize white pillbox

I’ve only spotted one royal guest in attendance so far- Her Majesty Margareta of Romania in a navy sinamay hat with mushroom brim, shallow crown and patterned hatband.

Designer: Kristina Dragomir.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new.

This wraps up Trooping the Colour today!

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15 thoughts on “Platinum Jubilee: Trooping the Colour Part 3

  1. Great commentary as always. Lady Louise’s wearing of her mother’s older hat felt fresh, and I especially loved the beige and blush color combo.
    Brigitte’s hat, per the Court Jeweller, has a pair of rock crystal and diamond brooches on the side. (Jewelry adorned hats would be a terrific series some time!)

  2. A great set of photos.

    I very much like Sophie’s bespoke design: I find it interesting rather than over-embelished and I particularly love the way the light falls through the brim onto her face. The overall look is also very successful: summery and elegant.

    A great idea to have a policy of “loans” to Louise: this one suits her and, personally, I think the up-do works better than wearing her hair – which is a much longer style than when Sophie wore it – down.

    The DoG’s new beret is super elegant and I’m sure gains in interest the closer you are to it.

    I find the proportions of Zara Tindall’s hat wrong (too top heavy) and PB’s Zara band combination too clunky.

  3. Well done, for finding so many hats. Thank you Hat Queen. I wonder if a large family group photo was taken on the day. It would be lovely to see.

    I loved the Countess of Wessex’s pink and white saucer. I have a soft spot for pink and white gingham and thought she looked stunning. And lovely that Lady Louise repeated her mother’s hat. She looked fab.

    Princess Alexandra looked very elegant as always in her beautiful teal hat.

  4. I agree the twist trim on Sophie’s hat, especially on the top, felt rather off-balance and a bit unrefined in where they were placed. But it’s a beautiful color scheme, and the checkered outfit was not what I was expecting for her! Louise wore this tall Treacy hat well, but I think a down hairstyle works better with it; was surprised and delighted to see this one out again after so many years.

    Fantastic to see more of this hat and outfit for Alexandra, but still sad we haven’t gotten photos that truly do this hat justice. I thought Birgitte had repeated her beret and simply added a pin (which I thought looked a bit like glasses haha), but the veil overlay demonstrates it’s new (or reworked quite well). Like MittenMary, I do wish we had instead gotten this outfit’s original hat from the Cambridge wedding. The Duke of Kent was also in attendance wearing a military cap, standing with HM to take the salute:
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    No real surprises from Beatrice and Eugenie, although I wish we had better views of Eugenie’s hat from the front on her. Also wish we had more photos of Meghan in this Stephen Jones hat; don’t know if I’m totally sold on it for her, but still a choice that suits her well. In the sea of very subdued color schemes (minus Alexandra), it was great to see Zara bring some vibrancy to the game; this bright red looks fantastic on her, even if the hat and dress aren’t a new concept. Nothing more to say about Marie-Christine’s pillbox.

    Margreta’s hat is a very classic shape overall, but it looks like the top of the crown almost has a pineapple upside down cake mold/mould feel to it; sorry I can’t come up with a better description, but I do like the idea for something different, especially with adding all the black beads (crystals?). A couple more views can be seen here:

    Finally, it was fun to see many people in the crowds wearing nice hats . . .
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    . . . and to see these two young fans dressed to celebrate!
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    • Thank you for all the pics. The buckle on the Duchess of Gloucester is actually a pin…see The Court Jeweller blog. I love visiting this page.

  5. I thought for sure that Birgitte’s beret was a repeat with an added embellishment.! This new one is lovely, but this would have been a great occasion to pull out the knockout brimmed hat she wore with this suit to the Cambridge wedding.

    Wish we had a better look at Meghan’s asymmetrical boater, but I like what I see.

    I don’t find Sophie’s saucer over-trimmed. To my eye, the bows work well with the sleek lines. She looks great in these colors.

    Margareta looks so elegant!

  6. Meghan’s hat is fabulous, sad we didn’t get to see more of it, but that’s that.
    Sophie’s hat needs a haircut, how’s on too or under the brim, both is too much. I kinda think Louise’s hat is a bit dated, but she looks good.
    Looking forward to a proper look at plenty of hats tomorrow. Alas not HM, it really won’t feel quite the same.

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