Ascot 2022 Day 5: Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi braved rainy weather today to attend the final day of racing this week at Ascot Racecourse today.

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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.

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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.

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Designer:  Philip Treacy. Dress by Saloni
Previously Worn: Jun 22, 2013; Dec 25, 2010

Edoardo repeated his black antique silk top hat.

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What are your thoughts about this pair of royal hats today at the final day of the races?

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5 thoughts on “Ascot 2022 Day 5: Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

  1. I think this slightly smaller base plays off the polka dots on the dress very well. Like Buffy, I’m confused by the bows, but otherwise I think this is a fantastic look for Beatrice. It’s been nice to see her and Edoardo look great every time they were in attendance.

  2. I actually like it with the dress – with the bows and dots a smaller scale works, and I’m really up for things being reused (the European royals put ours to shame on the sustainability front I’m afraid…)
    She and Edo are very stylish, and most of all happy, and after all the shade that’s been thrown at her over the years, it’s great to see.

  3. Yes, I like this button percher with the white rose for Princess Beatrice today. I think it teams well with the large polka dots of her dress. The bows on the dress are growing on me. (A nod to Princess Grace of Monaco) ??

    Once again Edoardo looks very dashing. The pale lemon waistcoat is rather nice.

  4. I like this hat and while it’s smaller than more contemporary perchers, I don’t think it looks odd or out of date. The bows bug me more than the hat as they don’t seem to have anything to do with the dress, but that’s a minor complaint really. Edo looks great. It’s been lovely to see both of them at Ascot and so often, especially today when it seems everyone’s interest is waning and everyone is getting tired. Even though HM wasn’t able to attend there was still a good contingent of royals.

  5. Agree that a more substantial hat would have been better, especially since the dress has very strong bodice decoration. As to Edoardo, classic.
    The two of them have done a very good job standing in every day to keep a strong Royal presence.

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