Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal all braved stormy weather in Scotland today to attend the annual Braemar Gathering at Royal Deeside. The only one in her family to wear a hat, the Queen repeated a lavender purple design we’ve seen hear wear many times before.
The tall crown on this piece follows an hourglass shape and carries the hat’s only embellishment- rows of diagonally placed pin tucks- echoed from the Queen’s coat. The shape of this hat has always been too exaggerated for my taste but I must admit, it creates a very unified ensemble in combination with the coat. The colour also works very well for an outdoor event in the Scottish Highlands.