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

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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Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving Part 3

Members of the Gloucester and Kent families were also in attendance today at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving.

The Duchess of Gloucester repeated her blue sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 29, 2022

The Duchess’ daughters, Davina and Rose, both wore navy headband headpieces. The Countess of St. Andrews is also shown in the gallery below in a pink cloche with flat top crown trimmed with a tan hatband and spray of feathers.

The Countess of St. Andrews is also shown in the gallery below in a pink cloche with flat top crown trimmed with a tan hatband and spray of feathers.

Lady Helen Taylor wore an ivory sinamay pyramid shaped hat trimmed with layered waves of crin. Interestingly, she wore a black version of this same design in March this year to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Service of Thanksgiving.

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Designer: Stephen Jones
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Alexandra repeated her deep blue sinmay hat with ruched hatband and a spray of feathers on the side. The hair pairs so well with her embroidered tapestry coat.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Mar 14, 2022

Julia Ogilvy wore an ivory sinamay saucer with ivory feather flowers and a swirl of cut apricot feathers.

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

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

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

Lady Frederick Windsor wore a crescent shaped padded bandeau covered in deep fuchsia silk, trimmed with a spray of deep purple and pink silk flowers on one side. It’s such a vibrant design that made a superb statement with her belted magenta dress.

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Designer: Laura Cathcart Millinery. Beulah London dress
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Lady Gabriella Kingson wore a light apricot sinamay beret percher. The design is trimmed with matching silk flowers and a pearl-studded birdcage veil.

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Designer: unknown. Catherine Walker dress. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

That wraps up today’s event! Which hats stood out most to you?

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Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh: Extended Families

Today’s Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh was, as expected, well attended by members of the extended British Royal Family.

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Lade Sarah Chatto repeated her large navy straw saucer with ivory contrasting underbrim.

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Designer: Stephen Jones
Previously Worn: June 10, 2016

Margarita Armstrong-Jones wore a bandeau headpiece of exquisite black leather flowers.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan

The Duchess of Gloucester wore a blue sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim.

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Designer: unknown.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

The Countess of St. Andrews wore a padded black headband.

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Designer: Yvette Jelfs

Lady Helen Taylor wore a black straw pyramid shaped hat overlayed in layers of crin.

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Designer: Stephen Jones
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Julia Ogilvy wore a brimmed hat with tall crown trimmed with a large spray of feathers.

Flora Vesterberg wore a black pillbox.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Dress by Emilia Wickstead.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Zenouska Mowatt wore a brimless black hat.

Designer: Jane Taylor
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Michael of Kent repeated her black felt Breton hat.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Oct 4, 2017; Nov 28, 2016; Nov 8, 2015

Sophie, Lady Frederick Windsor, wore blue hat with shallow crown and wide cartwheel brim in windowpane sinamay. The hat is trimmed with a deeper inky blue silk abaca double bow.

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Designer: unknown

Lady Gabriella Kingston wore a navy straw beret with streamlined, multi looped bow.

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

Countess Mountbatten wore a  grey wool crepe pillbox with woven lattice detail on the back.

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Designer: Dillon Wallwork

India Hicks wore a streamlined black straw beret with statement feather trim.

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Designer: Philip Treacy

Tomorrow, we’ll look at the hats worn by royal guests.

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Marriage Blessing of Flora Ogilvy and Timothy Vesterberg: Royal Guests

We continue our look at Flora Ogilvy and Timothy Vesterberg’s marriage blessing service yesterday with the hats worn by extended British royal family members.

The Countess of Wessex repeated her ecru lace covered beret based cocktail hat trimmed with peach-tinged trimming of silk rose, feathers, and curling slim quills. It’s a fun pairing, the pink dress bringing out the pink tones of the hat’s trim.

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Designer: Jane Taylor. Dress by Emilia Wickstead.
Previously Worn: Jun 9, 2018; May 12, 2015June 17, 2014May 17, 2014

Zenouska Mowatt topped a delicate blue floral dress with a waved sinamay disc hat trimmed with pleated blue crin.

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Designer: Jane Taylor. It is the “Majestic Disc with Pleated Crin“. Dress by Carolina Herrera
Previously Worn: This hat is new

The Countess of St. Andrews wore a burgundy-brown textured straw hat with upturned brim trimmed with ruffled sinamay abstract flowers in the same colour. And do I see a few feathers tucked in?

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Lady Helen Taylor repeated a dusky pink straw teardrop beret percher trimmed in with dramatic net veil trim. Lady Helen’s daughter Eloise, just visible below in a beige dress with black dots, wore a floppy black crin hat trimmed with a large butterfly brooch.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: June 21, 2019

Princess Michael of Kent wore a large silk purple tinged rose headpiece.

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Lady Frederick Windsor topped her rose coatdress with a large, layered bow headpiece in blush pink sinamay.

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Designer: Catherine Walker “Heather statement bow fascinator in blush pink sinamay.” Dress by Catherine Walker.
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

Lady Gabriella Kingston wore a red sinamay hat with off-center peaked crown and wide, sidesweeping brim. The design is trimmed with a pleated silk hatband and oversize silk rose on the side.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Now that you’ve seen all the hats at this event, dearest readers, which ones stand out most to you?

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