Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi braved rainy weather today to attend the final day of racing this week at Ascot Racecourse today.
Princess Beatrice wore a hat pulled from the depths of her closet, a small black straw button percher trimmed with black looped bow, trimmed feather and a cream silk rose.
Percher bases have, on average, grown in size in the twelve years since Princess Beatrice first wore this hat and I think it’s a trend for the better. This one feels an awkwardly small scale for a mature royal woman and while the trim is has stood up well and the graphic black and white scheme is timeless, I think a hat with a larger base would simply suit Beatrice better. She has numerous other black and white design in her closet, several of which I think would have made a better choice today.
Edoardo repeated his black antique silk top hat.
What are your thoughts about this pair of royal hats today at the final day of the races?
Images from Getty as indicated