Duke of Westminster’s Memorial

Members of the British Royal Family gathered at Chester Cathedral yesterday to attend a memorial service for Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, who died on August 9, 2016. The Duchess of Westminter wore a black felt hat with gently upsweeping brim and tall crown, trimmed with a large felt rose and wide silk hatband.

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The Duchess of Cornwall repeated her black wool hat with ruched crown and faux fur trimmed brim.

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The Duchess of Cambridge repeated the black felt hat with upwept brim she debuted on Remembrance Sunday. The pairing of this hat with Kate’s wool and velvet Alexander McQueen coat is a stunning one that beatifully highlights the contrasting velvet underbrim and hatband on the coat. Kate and her stylist do so well at mixing the pieces in her wardrobe and this pairing is just exquisite.

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Designer: John Boyd
Previously Worn: November 13, 2016

Princess Eugenie wore what is described by the designer as a design in “deep purple velvety felt in a 1950s wide-brimmed shape with a shallow crown. Trimmed with violet and bronze leaves wrapping around the brim”. The hat is a beautiful colour and scale on Eugenie- she should wear purple more often! At first glance, I wondered about the pairing of this hat with her teal coat but if you scroll down to the very last picture in this post, you’ll see that the coat is actually black.

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Designer: Sarah Cant. It is the Amethyst design
Previously Worn:This hat is new

Princess Alexandra repeated her tall crowned black wool hat trimmed with a ruched hatband and piping on the brim’s edge, both in the same crushed black velvet as her coat’s collar.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Nov 13, 2016Nov 8, 2015Nov 10, 2014March 2, 2005; 1996

Duchess of Gloucester repeated her black velvet bumper hat with silk ribbon trim on the side. Her daughter, Lady Rose Gilman, wore a simple, black, wide brimmed fedora.

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Designer of the Duchess of Gloucester’s hat: unknown
Previously Worn: November 8, 2016November 10, 2014

Princess Michael of Kent wore a large black felt hat with upturned kettle brim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: November 8, 2015
The ensemble that stands out to me here is the one that the Duchess of Cambridge wore- what do you think?

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