Members of the British Royal Family attended Sunday morning service on Sunday morning at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near Sandringham. Queen Elizabeth led her family in a repeated cloche hat with diagonally cut crown. The hat was made of the same silk embroidered wool fabric as her coat, and trimmed with sequins wired into small flowers. It is a hat that looks a little bland from a distance but upon close view, shows considerable intricacy and layered texture. I just wish there was some colour contrast between the hat and the trim to show it off to greater effect.
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: April 30, 2013
The Countess of Wessex repeated a beret cocktail hat entirely covered in feathers. When we first saw this hat at Easter this year, I liked the subtle variation of colour in the hat but was less inclined to like the black ‘claw’ of feathers trimming it. Since I am fickle, I have now decided that the shape looks more like a helmet than a beret, which makes me less keen on this hat. I’m also not a fan of it with Sophie’s pink coat.
Previously Worn: April 20, 2014
Princess Anne repeated her black faux fur hat with upfolded brim. It is a cozy and classic winter hat that worked very well with Anne’s green and black suit and cape.
The only new hat of the day was worn by Princess Anne’s daughter-in-law Autumn Phillips. Autumn wore a cocktail beret hat in caramel herringbone tweed trimmed in a curled sash and pheasant feathers. I think it is the perfect hat for an event in the country and it looked incredibly chic with Autumn’s caramel scarf and boots against her navy coat.
Designer: Juliette Botterill. It is a variation of the Pheasant Feather Cocktail Hat
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
In this quartet of royal hats, did any stand out as particularly brilliant to you?
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