Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a second day of engagements in Northern Ireland today which included visits to Giant’s Causeway and the village of Bushmills, where the Queen unveiled a statue of WWI Victoria Cross recipient, Robert Quigg. For the second day in a row, the Queen gave a gentle nod to the Irish with her clothes, this time debuting a new ensemble in frosty lime green.
The new hat design features a tall hourglass shaped crown with Pork Pie domed top in the same wool as Her Majesty’s coat. The hat is finished with a paler yellow-green straw upfolded brim and trimmed with a large white silk peony and green silk leaves.
Citrussy hued ensembles can be tough to pull off (as evidenced by Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg recently) but this one works. There are several details of the hat that I’m not fond of (the hourglass shape of the crown and the very plastic-y looking green leaves) but these are dulled against the overall picture of this piece- a picture that shows a light, bright and most lovely hat on the Queen.