Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh atteded a service last night at Westminster Abbey marking the eve of the centenary of the Battle of The Somme. For this event, the Queen repeated her charcoal grey wool embroidered coat with matching hat in grey flannel and pale blue straw.
From the side, this hat has a much more austere look to it than most of the Queen’s hats, thanks to the tall crown and lack of embellishment. It’s when we see a view of this hat’s crown, as we do above, that I think the design really comes to life. The swirling movement of the crown around the hat’s simple, grey domed crown is incredibly striking.
The additional views we see of this hat have made me much more impressed with its design and I thought the colour and tone of the Queen’s ensemble last night hit just the right note for this reflective and sombre event. The first time we saw this ensemble, I loved the coat but had reservations about the hat. This time, my admiration extends to both pieces. What do you think of this hat on this, its second outing?
Photos from Getty as indicated