The Duchess of Cornwall returned for the fourth day of Royal Ascot today wearing another new hat. In faintest blush pink straw, the ‘slice’ brimmed picture hat is simply trimmed with large pale silk roses at the side, beneath the sharply upturned brim.
Fiona: I am really liking the hat, very sharp and the wide brim trim is a welcome change. I think the flower placement is a little off – should perhaps be a little more to the front but with Camilla’s sweeping side quiff hairstyle, I suspect it could not have been placed anywhere else!.The guipure appliqué lace detail on the coat is very elegant, but again she is wearing that fit (but perhaps not fitted enough) and flare style coat in a very washed out blush colour, I would have liked to have seen some other deeper colour pink or a contrasting colour in there somewhere.
Jill: I am thrilled to see the Duchess of Cornwall in a different silhouette today and this is quite a lovely hat on her. The wide edging on the brim is beautiful and the shading on the flower gives it nice depth. I think the hat could have taken a bit more trim but overall it is very elegant.
Royal Hats: It is a stunning hat and the finishing is impeccable…. but I can’t help thinking it’s another palest possible pink design to add to a shelf that has several others. We see Camilla wear jewel tones in winter and look jaw-droppingly stunning in them. Is she allergic to colour in the summer?
Christie: This is a really beautifully constructed hat with, what looks like a bias linen or material bind? Either way, the finishing is just gorgeous, I’m guessing another Philip Treacy. From the side views, I’m not sure that it’s 100% positioned correctly on her head, but I’m a much bigger fan of the placement of this large flower than her other pink hat, earlier in the week.
Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: This hat is new
This is the second new pink hat for Camilla this week and we’re curious, dearest readers- what do you think of this design?