The Duchess of Cornwall reviewed the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning. The Royal Hospital Founder’s Day celebrates the birthday of Charles II and the date of his restoration as King in May 1660. After the Battle of Worcester in 1651, the future Charles II hid in an oak tree to avoid capture by the Parliamentary forces – Founder’s Day is thus also known as Oak Apple Day and Camilla wore a sprig of oak leaf to commemorate this piece of royal history. She also repeated a pale turquoise blue picture hat with upturned brim and spray of dove grey feathers designed by Philip Treacy (worn previously in June 2011, June 2009, September 2008, and June 2008). Camilla wears these large hats so well and while I would prefer slightly little less feather poof, this is a beautiful hat on her.
Photos from Chris Jackson via Zimbio