Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended Sunday service at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham village. The Queen repeated a raspberry pink wool brimless hat with unique cross-over front detail. This hat goes all the way back to 2000; before we joke about Her Majesty digging deep into the Sandringham wardrobe, I think it’s important to say that I strongly suspect this hat was made by Frederick Fox. As this is the Queen’s first hatted public appearance since his death, it seems possible that she chose this particular hat today in honor of the milliner who served her for 44 years (especially since we have not seen this hat in almost 5 years). This is, however, all speculation on my part. Nevertheless, it’s a unique hat and the colour is marvelous on the Queen.
Designer: unconfirmed. I suspect it was made by the late Frederick Fox.
Previously Worn: March 25, 2009; March 31, 2006; October 28, 2004; May 27, 2002; May 1, 2002; March 11, 2002; January 30, 2002; December 24, 2000