When Queen Elizabeth opened the Scottish Parliament on July 1, 1999, it was an historic moment. As she does at such times, the Queen chose an ensemble of significance, this one in very fitting Scottish heather purple.
This photo shows The Queen at the official Opening of the Scottish Parliament on 1 July 1999. Her ensemble consists of a long coat of purple silk/wool, worn over a coordinating three-quarter length green silk crepe and silver lace dress. For 90 days we'll be sharing images of The Queen's enduring style. Follow #HM90fashion and explore our new exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. #Queenat90 #fashion #style #HMTheQueen #TheQueen #instastyle #ScottishParliament
On display now at Holyrood House for this year’s exhibition on 90 years of the Queen’s fashion, the Royal Collection Trust shared these snap which give us a better view of the hat than we have seen previously.
Here is a closer look at the hat worn by The Queen for the official Opening of the Scottish Parliament in July 1999, as seen in yesterday's post. It was designed by the milliner Philip Somerville and is of asymmetric shape with the brim upturned to one side. It is trimmed with a bow and curled dark green feathers. #Queenat90 #HM90fashion #fashion #style #instastyle #millinery