British Royals Mark Remembrance Day

On Thursday, November 10, Queen Camilla visited the 94th Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in her textured black beret hat with statement green feather.
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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Mar 29, 2022; Nov 5, 2011May 8, 2020May 1, 2019;  May 22, 2012Nov 20, 2010Nov 14, 2010May 5, 2010Dec 14, 2009Nov 5, 2009Oct 9, 2009Dec 2, 2008Dec 14, 2007

On Friday, November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester repeated a black beret for a Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Sep 19, 2022; Nov 11, 2021

On Sunday, November 13, members of the British royal family attended the National Service Of Remembrance at The Cenotaph in central London.

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Queen Camilla repeated her new black velour felt beret hat trimmed with sweeping curve of vertically placed black lace applique and birdcage veil. It’s a stunning addition to her wardrobe.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Coat by Fiona Clare. 
Previously Worn: Sep 19, 2022

The Princess of Wales wore a new streamlined felt hat with straight-sided crown and downward facing cartwheel brim. The hat is trimmed with a braid-trimmed silk hatband. The hatband’s restrained placement, simply overlapped at the back, beautifully shows off its detail and the sleek lines of the design.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Coatdress by Catherine Walker. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

The Countess of Wessex repeated a crepe covered calot cap with bow around the back.

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Designer: Jane Taylor “Aphrodite Headpiece in Black Crepe.” Coat by Catherine Walker
Previously Worn: Sep 12, 2022

The Duchess of Gloucester repeated a black veiled straw pillbox.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 4, 2019; Jun 9, 2018;  Mar 19, 2013Jun 20, 2011Oct 9, 2009Jun 03, 2006

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7 thoughts on “British Royals Mark Remembrance Day

  1. A nice selection of black hats for Remembrance Sunday. It’s interesting to see Kate choosing more hats with quite large brims this year; luckily she is able to wear many different styles very well.

    I’ll also echo Catherine and IntriguedByRoyals’s sentiments to you HatQueen. Always great to have posts and hear from you, yet we also know everyone needs breaks regularly. We are always here for you, HatQueen!

  2. Oh my! I forgot to comment on the hats! I love Kate’s new hat. She looks good in larger hats, too and I hope she mixes it up a little more in the future. Camilla’s black velvet hat is indeed beautiful and I am sure we will see it again many times. I think it might be time to retire the textured black hat with the green feather! Too bad the Countess of Wessex” pearls got tangled in her coat buttons. That was very distracting to me. The picture of her waiting to step onto the balcony when her necklace wasn’t tangled looked great and though, the hat was simple it added a nice finishing touch to her outfit. Same with the Duchess of Gloucester.

  3. I am so happy that you haven’t decided to stop writing this blog, HQ. I know the loss of QEII as our most regular hatted royal is huge, not just for the hats, but for all she represented. But it is still interesting to see what the remaining royals are wearing. Thank you for knowing when this blog is too much, but coming back to it when you can!!! It is very much appreciated by me and so many others!!!

  4. I like Camilla’s new mourning black hat, but I love Kate’s picture hat – quite a bit larger than what we’re accustomed to.

  5. Hat Queen, you have been missed. I hope you have had time for yourself to rest, and, if I may, mourn. It has been a busy year for you and you have given us so much. Thank you.

    These are lovely hats and all suitable to this particularly sad Remembrance Sunday with memories of one veteran in particular.

    • Thanks, Catherine. I’ve just found myself in a few weeks where the intensity and busy-ness of work and life got to a level where…. well, not all the things I wanted to do were possible. But, we’ll catch up now!

      I think many of us are finding it challenging to adjust to a new royal scape without Queen Elizabeth II. It’s going to take time.

      • HatQueen, you have been wise to pace yourself. I hope you find the time and space to continue to do so, especially as we enter, what for many of us, is a busy season.

        Thank you again for all you do.

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