Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Extended British Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral yesterday was attended by the extended British royal family. The following family members wore hats:

Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

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Countess of Ulster

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Lady Davina Lewis and Lady Rose Gilman

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Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent

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Countess of St. Andrews

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Lady Marina Windsor and Lady Amelia Windsor

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Lady Helen Taylor, Eloise Taylor and Estella Taylor

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Designer of Lady Helen’s hat: Stephen Jones

Princess Alexandra and Marina Ogilvy

Julia Ogilvy

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Flora Vesterberg

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Zenouska Mowatt

Princess Michael of Kent

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Lady Frederick Windsor

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Lady Gabriella Kingston

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Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Family Members

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Royal Guests

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Noble and Notable Guests

Mourning Millinery

Numerous hats have been worn over the past 11 days of mourning since Queen Elizabeth’s passing:

September 10: Princess Beatrice in an embellished headband to admire flowers and tributes left outside Balmoral Castle.

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September 11:  Princess Anne wore a repeated black beret with net veil overlay and feather trim by Amy Morris-Adams for the arrival of the Queen’s coffin at Holyrood House in Edinburgh from Balmoral

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September 12: The King, The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence and the Earl of Wessex were in military uniform for the procession of The Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse along the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral.

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They were joined by Queen Camilla and the Countess of Wessex.

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Queen Camilla: Repeated black straw hat with feather wrap by Philip Treacy
Countess of Wessex: Repeated black felt button percher with draped silk abacca bow by Jane Taylor. 

September 13: Princess Anne attended a prayer service at  St Giles Church and accompanied her mother’s coffin from Scotland to RAF Northolt.

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Princess Anne: Repeated silk covered pillbox with ruffled bow at the back 

Queen Camilla accompanied the King on a visit to Northern Ireland.

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Queen Camilla: Repeated straw brimmed hat with side bow by Lock & Co. 

September 14: King Charles, The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester  and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence wore military uniform to follow the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster. They were joined by the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon, Peter Philips, Duke of York and members of Queen Elizabeth’s staff.

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At the Palace of Westminster, the group was joined by the British royal family.

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Queen Camilla: New black straw hat with wrapped hatband by Philip Treacy
Princess of Wales: New Black Pillbox Halo in Crepe by Jane Taylor
Duchess of Sussex: New Black Veiled Beret Fascinator with ribbon trim by Stephen Jones
Princess Beatrice: New Waterfall Bow Band by Justine Bradley-Hill
Princess Eugenie: New ‘Galilea’ Headpiece in Black by Emily London
Countess of Wessex: New ‘Aphrodite’ Headpiece in Black Crepe by Jane Taylor
Lady Louise Windsor: New Felt Beret with Quill in Black by Whitely
Zara Tindall: New bespoke by Juliette Botterill

September 16: King Charles, The Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of York stood vigil at their mother’s coffin in the Palace of Westminster.

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They were joined by members of the Royal family, the York Princesses, Duchess of Gloucester, Lady Rose Gilman, Princess Alexandra, the Countess of St. Andrews, Lady Helen Taylor and her daughters, Lady Frederick Windsor, and the Tindall and Philips families in hats/headpieces.

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Queen Camilla repeated her new black straw hat with wrapped hatband on a visit to Wales with the King.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales visited to Army Training Centre Pirbright in Guilford.

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Princess of Wales: Repeated black felt saucer with raised brim and curled trim by Lock & Co.

September 17: The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall stand vigil at their grandmother’s coffin in the Palace of Westminster.

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Princess Beatrice: Repeated Waterfall Bow Band by Justine Bradley-Hill
Zara Tindall: New ‘Darcey’ Black Velvet Veiled Headband (without the embellishments) by Bee Smith

Empress Masako wore bumper hats departing for and arriving in London

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September 18: Queen Silvia of Sweden and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal at the Palace of Westminster.

 

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British Royals Attend Service of Thanksgiving

Members of the British royal family attended a Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of The Lady Elizabeth Shakerley CVO (also known as Lady Elizabeth Anson). Born at Windsor Castle to Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson (1913–1958), and his wife, Anne Bowes-Lyon, Lady Elizabeth was a grand-niece of the late Queen Mother and cousin to the current queen. She passed away in November 1, 2020 at the age of 79.

The Countess of Wessex repeated her black fur felt pillbox trimmed with a sweeping embroidered feather applique.

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Designer: Jane Taylor. Dress by Emilia Wickstead
Previously Worn: Nov 8, 2020 

The Duchess of Gloucester (shown in the second photo in the gallery below) repeated her new black sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim trimmed with a slim double hatband.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Jun 14, 2022; May 25, 2022

Princess Alexandra wore a new hat in crisp navy and ivory straw. The domed navy crown sits atop an ivory crown sideband and brim with a wide navy hatband to create a blocks of graphic contrast. The hat is wrapped in navy net veil.

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Designer: likely Rachel Trevor Morgan. 
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Princess Michael of Kent wore a grey felt angular brimless hat – let’s call it a beret variation –  paired with a looped lilac bow in the back of her hair.

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

Lady Gabriella Kingston wore a wide brimmed hat in pale blue sinamay. The sloped crown shape is mirrored in the design’s sidesweeping brim and the hat is beautifully trimmed with a wide hatband, pleated fan bow and silk flowers.

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

The Duchess of York wore a padded black velvet headband

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While Princess Beatrix did not wear a hat to this event, it’s worth noting her friendship with Lady Elizabeth, who was one of the bridesmaids at her wedding! Lady Sarah Chatto and Lady Helen Taylor also attended, although not in hats.

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Ascot 2022 Day 2: Lady Sarah Chatto & Duchess of Gloucester

Lady Sarah Chatto attended Royal Ascot today, repeating her ecru textured straw hat with rounded, Garbo style crown and extended brim. It’s such a classic hat that Sarah always wears well.

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Designer: Stephen Jones
Previously Worn: Jun 3, 2022; Apr 17, 2021;  May 18, 2019;  Jun 18, 2012Jun 15, 2006Jun 4, 2002Jun 10, 2001Jul 11, 2000

The Duchess of Gloucester attended again today in a navy sinamay hat that looks to be trimmed with navy leather leaves. Unfortunately, the brim binding on this design is starting to come unattached, leaving visible wobbles and bumps around it.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Jun 15, 2002 

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Ascot 2022 Day 1: Gloucesters & Kents

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Lady Frederick Windsor also attended the first day of Royal Ascot races today. The Duchess of Gloucester repeated her new black sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim. The hat is trimmed with a slim double hatband.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  May 25, 2022

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

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Designer: John Boyd
Previously Worn: Jun 3, 2022; June 19, 2019May 18, 2019October 12, 2018June 13, 2015;  Oct 18, 2014Jun 16, 2014

Prince Michael and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester wore black silk and grey felt top hats.

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Lady Frederick Windsor (who goes by her maiden name, Sophie Winkleman, professionally) wore a natural hue dotted straw beret percher with large bow. The hat is trimmed with a spray of beaded strawberries. It’s a charming hat but I would have preferred it be paired with something less obvious than a strawberry printed dress!

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Designer:  Strawberries and Cream hat by Laura Cathcart. Strawberry print dress by Beulah London  @beulahlondon
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What do you think of this group of hats?

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