We’re continuing our March 2016 look at all things green with a peek inside the hat closet belonging to the Countess of Wessex. During the course of her royal life, Sophie has worn three green designs:
Designer: unknown; Philip Treacy
Introduced: December 25, 1999; June 17, 2008
UPDATE: Reader Aberdeen reminded us of another green hat Sophie wore in the early days of her royal life:
Designer: unconfirmed (likely Philip Treacy)
Introduced: June 21, 2000
While the first two hats err toward the Mad Hatter end of the spectrum, I have always thought the brim on the first piece was among the most creative designs I have ever seen. Some of you might also remember the lime percher with extravagant trim repeated last year when Sophie wore it for the Battle of Britain anniversary, beautifully paired with a white summer dress. With the first and third hats retired now for many years, I think it’s time Sophie went shopping for something new in green and a fedora in deep forest would be an excellent start. What do you think?