Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving Part 3

Members of the Gloucester and Kent families were also in attendance today at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving.

The Duchess of Gloucester repeated her blue sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 29, 2022

The Duchess’ daughters, Davina and Rose, both wore navy headband headpieces. The Countess of St. Andrews is also shown in the gallery below in a pink cloche with flat top crown trimmed with a tan hatband and spray of feathers.

The Countess of St. Andrews is also shown in the gallery below in a pink cloche with flat top crown trimmed with a tan hatband and spray of feathers.

Lady Helen Taylor wore an ivory sinamay pyramid shaped hat trimmed with layered waves of crin. Interestingly, she wore a black version of this same design in March this year to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Service of Thanksgiving.

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Designer: Stephen Jones
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Alexandra repeated her deep blue sinmay hat with ruched hatband and a spray of feathers on the side. The hair pairs so well with her embroidered tapestry coat.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Mar 14, 2022

Julia Ogilvy wore an ivory sinamay saucer with ivory feather flowers and a swirl of cut apricot feathers.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Princess Michael of Kent repeated her arctic silver white silk covered pillbox hat with large ostrich feather plume around the back.

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Designer: John Boyd
Previously Worn: June 19, 2019; May 18, 2019October 12, 2018June 13, 2015;  Oct 18, 2014Jun 16, 2014

Lady Frederick Windsor wore a crescent shaped padded bandeau covered in deep fuchsia silk, trimmed with a spray of deep purple and pink silk flowers on one side. It’s such a vibrant design that made a superb statement with her belted magenta dress.

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Designer: Laura Cathcart Millinery. Beulah London dress
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Lady Gabriella Kingson wore a light apricot sinamay beret percher. The design is trimmed with matching silk flowers and a pearl-studded birdcage veil.

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Designer: unknown. Catherine Walker dress. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

That wraps up today’s event! Which hats stood out most to you?

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8 thoughts on “Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving Part 3

  1. Birgitte looked quite lovely and this hat worked much better this time than its premiere. Unfortunately Davina’s whole look is rather discombobulated for me, and while Rose’s look is more harmonious, I would’ve preferred to see the tomato red cocktail hat she wore previously with this dress (https://royalhats.net/2019/05/20/kent-wedding-at-windsor-british-royal-cousins/).

    Lady Helen looks quite nice, but like Shanon I’m confused by her shoes throwing in a random color to this black and white/cream ensemble. Sylvana wears this hat well (which I suspect is a repeat as its tall design feels very 2000) and the peach pink is a nice color for her.

    A fine hat for Alexandra to repeat, and great to see it paired with a different outfit. Julia looks fantastic in this apricot and white ensemble, and this disc headpiece is perfect for her; the feather work makes me think it’s a RTM design.

    After so many wears of this exact ensemble, there’s nothing more to say about this plumed pillbox for Marie-Christine. However, there is much to say about Sophie’s gorgeous red-violet outfit; this bandeau with it’s significant floral trim looks great, and the color is divine for her. Brava! Gabriella looks exquisite as always, but with another cocktail hat and a subdued monochrome color scheme, I was slightly underwhelmed when compared to many of her bolder past looks.

  2. Lovely to see The Kent and Gloucester Royal ladies.

    I especially liked Lady Frederick and Lady Gabriella’s hats. Both suited them so well.
    Princess Alexandra looked elegant and I loved that shade of blue.
    Julia Ogilvy’s hat was so pretty. A gorgeous colour combination.

  3. My favourites from this group were:
    > JO & GK: gorgeous colour choices with interesting and well-proportioned hat designs.
    > DoG: a great example both of how a large hat design can still look light and how to combine contrasting hat/outfit colours.

    I normally love Stephen Jones’ designs and suspect HT’s hat would benefit from being viewed in close up but, for me, the unstructured design needed to be showcased by a more fitted look as opposed to the rather loose overall effect produced here.

  4. This year wearing one’s hair down is popular as it the bandeau style, I wonder in years to come how many will stand the test of time or even be repeated.
    that’s what I like about this blog: how you can see history being entangled in hats

  5. Loved Julia Ogilvie’s hat. What a lovely choice in apricot.
    I love Sophie’s bright fuschia ensemble. The photo of her and Zara is so fun!
    It’s always lovely to see Lady Helen. Her hat is lovely, I’m just confused with the shoes.
    Princess Alexandra looks impeccable as always.

  6. Princess Alexandra looked fantastic – always a picture of class and dignity.
    Lady Frederick’s ensemble was indeed amazing.
    Oh, to be British, with so many hatted events to attend.

  7. Lady Frederick did look amazing! I loved the added dimension the dark purple flowers added to the fuschia dress. I liked Julia Ogilvy’s hat, also with that swirl of apricot feathers giving her an apricot halo! I am not as sold on the dress she wore, but the hat definitely complimented the dress.

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