When Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled to Italy last week, a number of you noticed that The Queen paired her lavender coat with a different hat than she has worn with it before. After some further research, I have come up with a trio of mix and matched light purple ensembles that involve two coats and two Rachel Trevor Morgan designed hats. I am curious, dear readers- which combination of hat and coat do you like best?
Look 1 (The Italian Ensemble): Collarless lavender coat with pockets and slightly darker lilac straw hat with white flowers worn to the Vatican, April 4, 2014
Look 2: Visiting Howe Barracks in Kent on June 29, 2013
in the same collarless lavender coat but a different, lighter lavender straw hat with pink flowers. The colour match between the hat and coat are spot on, leading many of us to suspect these two pieces were created as a pair.
A darker lilac coat with Nehru collar with the first lilac straw hat with white flowers for a two day Diamond Jubilee tour of the East Midlands on June 14, 2012. As with Look #2 above, the colour match between these two pieces leads many of you suspect they were designed to coordinate together.
Photos from Getty as indicated