The British Royal family are back to work this week after Easter break. Princess Anne and Vice Commander Sir Timothy Laurence visited Gloucester Barracks, the Countess of Wessex attended the Ninetieth Anniversary of Bagshot Women’s Institute, The Prince of Wales opened a Training Centre in Cumnock, Ayrshire and William and Kate made a quick two-day visit to Scotland (sorry, no hats were worn although today Kate recycled the same red coat she wore at William’s graduation from Sandhurst Military Academy back in December 2006). The first event this week with hats, however, finally took place today when the Queen and Prince Philip visited a community centre and the Mars chocolate factory in Slough.
The Queen repeated her magenta and black wool hat with more black buttons designed by Angela Kelly. We’ve seen this hat a few times (March 2011, March 2012, December 2012) and I’m afraid the repetition is not doing anything to make me like it more. I find the half black half magenta crown a little jarring and too much Alice-In-Wonderland-Mad-Hatter for me. What do you think of this hat?