Cheltenham Festival 2023 Day 2 & 3

The second day of racing at the Cheltenham Festival yesterday was attended by Queen Camilla and Mike and Zara Tindall. Queen Camilla repeated repeated a tan wool hat with ruched crown and faux fur brim.

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Designer: Lock & Co. Coat by Anna Valentine.
Previously Worn: Mar 8, 2023; Jan 22, 2023Jan 15, 2023Dec 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

Zara wore a deep blue peachbloom felt percher hat trimmed with a knotted flying bow and large curled black quill.

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The colour is fantastic, as is the styling of her ensemble. I adore the saturated teal and royal blue paired together- it’s so striking on her.

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Designer: Juliette Botterill. Coat by Rebecca Vallance. Styled by Annie Miall.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

The third day of racing today was attended by Princess Anne and Mike and Zara Tindall. Princess Anne repeated a black faux fur hat with rolled brim.

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Designer: Yvette Jelfs 
Previously Worn: Dec 28, 2014; March 15, 2013; January 18, 2010

Mike Tindall wore a natty mushroom grey tweed cap while Zara wore a deep plum felt beret percher trimmed with another single curled quill.

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Both looks are so great! Zara’s sleek hat is again so chic with her trouser suit, the deep plum colour giving just the right amount of pop. The lack of pattern on Mike’s streamlined cap pairs well with his jacket and matching his tie to his wife’s hat? Adorable.

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Designer: by Somerset Millinery. Suit by Veronica Beard. Styled by Annie Miall.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

I’m loving Zara’s hats so far this week. What do you think of these hats?

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Catching Up With The British Royals

November 17: Princess Beatrice attended a fundraiser for Street Child UK in London in a black headband studded with pearls.

 

Designer: Simone Rocha for H&M
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

November 19: Queen Camilla attended Ascot racecourse in a ruched plaid tweed hat with cuffed faux fur brim

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Designer: Lock & Co. 
Previously Worn: Mar 11, 2015

November 22: The King, Queen, Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed South African president Cyril Ramaphosa on a state visit. Queen Camilla debuted a royal blue velour felt beret hat trimmed with a crescent of royal blue and black feathers anchored with a knotted felt twist.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Fiona Clare coat. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

The Princess of Wales wore a new pillbox with bow at the back in the same magnificent mulberry shade as her coat dress.

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Designer: Sean Barratt. Coat dress by Emilia Wickstead
Previously Worn: This hat is new

November 29: Zara and Mike Tindall at a Vogue Australia Magic Million Carnival ad campaign photoshoot. 

Designer: Sarah Cant. Dress by Shona Joy.
Previously Worn: This hat is new.
 

December 9: King Charles and Queen Camilla carried out a series of visits in Wrexham. Queen Camilla repeated her ruched tan tweed hat with faux fur cuffed brim. 

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Designer: Lock & Co. 
Previously Worn: May 17, 2022; Apr 9, 2022; Nov 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

December 9: Zara and Mike Tindall were spotted at the International Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, Mike in a taupe wool cap and Zara in a black felt fedora with leaf green hatband and ribbon cockade at the side. 

Designer: Sarah Haynes of Somerset Millinery. Velvet coat by Guinea London. Styled by Annie Miall. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new.
 

December 15, 2022: Princess Michael of Kent attended the ‘Together at Christmas’ Carol Service at Westminster Abbey in a chocolate suede hat with fur cuffed brim. Lady Frederick Windsor wore a tall Cossack style hat in grey faux mohair. 

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Designer of Sophie’s hat: Catherine Walker Larissa Faux Fur Winter Hat
Previously Worn: this hat is new 

December 16: The Countess of Wessex attended the Passing Out Parade at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. For this event, she repeated a black felt hat with wrapped crown, sidesweeping brim and stacked satin double hatbands. The hat’s original feather pinwheel trim was replaced with poppies for Remembrance Sunday service in 2009 and is now adorned with small felt twists.



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Designer: Philip Treacy
There are some beauties here- Queen Camilla’s new blue hat is a stunner and Zara’s Vogue photoshoot look is gorgeous. The trim reworking on the Countess of Wessex’s black felt hat is also interesting. Which hats stood out to you here most?
 
Stay tuned tomorrow for a review of all the British royal hats on Christmas Day. 
 
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Ascot 2022 Day 3: Mike & Zara Tindall

The Tindalls attended Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot today. Zara wore a vibrant green straw boater hat with unique triangular folded ribbon hatband. The design is trimmed with a fuchsia gravity-defying rose.

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The punchy green and pink scheme on the hat is so well balanced by Zara’s cream shirtwaist dress with fun buttons that linked to the hat and other pink accessories. The pieces combine again to make a standout overall look for Zara.

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Designer: Justine Bradley-Hill. Laura Green dress
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Mike Tindall repeated his antique black silk top hat and matched his fuchsia tie to the flower on his wife’s hat!

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What do you think about this pair of hats at the races today?

UPDATE: This appears to now be a Tindall tradition!

Ascot 2022 Day 1: Zara & Mike Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall attended the races today, Mike in his antique black silk top hat and Zara in a cream button percher with pastel tulle pompom trim.

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The whimsical hat is an unexpected pairing for this dress, but that’s what makes it work so well. Pair the hat with a floral ensemble and it would be difficult to keep the look from falling to twee. Here, the hues pull together while the edginess of the dress balances the frothy, fun hat. I’ll admit it’s not something I would wear but it’s so interesting to admire and Zara deserves kudos for carrying it off so flawlessly.

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Designer:  bespoke Sarah Cant. Dress by Anna Mason. Styled by Annie Miall. 
Previously Worn:  This hat is new

What do you think about this pair of hats today?

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British Royals Attend Epsom Derby and Palace Party

Several Members of the British royal family attended the Epsom Races today. Princess Anne represented her mother at this event in a pale blue sinamay saucer hat. The hat is trimmed with a sinamay bow and feathers on the top and  pair of blue applique leaves placed around the back of the raised rim.

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We’ve not seen this hat since its debut six years ago and while it’s not her most vibrant, it’s lovely to see again. I just wish we had a closeup view of the back!

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Designer: unknown. Coat and dress by Stewart Parvin. 
Previously Worn: Jul 1, 2016

Zara Tindall wore a periwinkle blue waved sinamay disc trimmed with silk flowers and leaves and a brighter blue silk abaca looped bow. Her husband Mike wore his black antique silk top hat.

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It’s another stellar hat for Zara this weekend, the slightly larger scale than her usual beret perchers suiting her well. The colour is magnificent a

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Designer: bespoke version of the Floral Sculpted Sidesweep by Juliette Botterill. Dress by Diane von Furstenberg.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Scroll through the gallery posted by Mike Tindall for the most wonderful hat swap!

Accompanied by girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, Peter Philips repeated his black top hat.

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Princess Alexandra repeated her felt boater hat with tan crown and black brim, trimmed with a stacked slim black hatband and gold chain studded with black ribbon.

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Designer: unknown. Likely Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Apr 29, 2022

The Platinum Party at the palace began with another fantastic surprise from Her Majesty. Now we all know what she keeps in her handbag!

The only headwear sported by royal family members at the concert are a pair of sweet headbands on Savannah and Isla Phillips.

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