British Monarchs Visit Colchester

King Charles and Queen Camilla visited Colchester yesterday to mark its recently awarded city status. For this visit, Queen Camilla repeated a tan wool hat with ruched crown and faux fur brim.

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What’s new to say about this hat… it’s a cozy, practical choice on a cold day and paired well with her ivory coat.

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Previously Worn: Jan 22, 2023; Jan 15, 2023; Dec 9, 2022May 17, 2022Apr 9, 2022Nov 20, 2021Oct 2, 2019Mar 13, 2019Nov 23, 2018;  Mar 14, 2018;  Nov 24, 2017;  Nov 26, 2016Mar 29, 2015Feb 13, 2015Dec 3, 2014Nov 30, 2014Mar 12, 2014

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6 thoughts on “British Monarchs Visit Colchester

  1. This hat always strikes me as too informal for public engagements (as opposed to attending events such as horse shows), but I have to say it usually looks better (and marginally less informal) on Camilla than I would expect it to in the abstract, and the outfit is nicely put together

  2. So on the one hand, I applaud Camilla’s sustainable approach to her wardrobe (ahem, Kate). And this is one of the better of the Paddington hats. But they just still feel too casual for formal engagements if a hat is to be worn. I guess we just got very used to HM’s way of doing things, and Camilla is clearly taking a very different approach to her wardrobe as Queen.
    She does look very nice, and very warm and comfy though. So if she likes it…!

  3. A trusty standby that always suits Camilla and is easy to travel with. I was saddened we didn’t get great photos of its last outing in January when there was a feather cluster added to it; I hope she brings back that additional trim for a more public appearance soon!

  4. Clearly this a favorite of Camilla’s, since she has at least 10 similar hats.
    HQ has them documented in the “Twins Hats” Department at the top.

  5. I want to confiscate this particular hat and all her other similar ones and give them to the gardeners at Highgrove and Raymill House with strict instructions that they can only be used for gardening. However, in it’s favour the colour suits her perfectly. I love her scarf and the the beige/ecru/ivory shades do look wonderful on her. The bouquet is a gorgeous choice of winter flowers.

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