Queen Elizabeth was in the Aberdeenshire village of Ballater today to view rebuilding efforts following extensive flooding damage caused during last year’s Storm Frank. To meet with the the local butcher, craft shop, book store, architects’ office, and numerous residents whose homes were flooded, she repeated a vibrant blue straw hat. I have always liked the textural quality of the patterned straw used for this design (see it better during its last outing here) but have quibbles about the crown shape and bow trim. In the end, it’s simply not my favourite of the many blue hats in Her Majesty’s wardrobe.
Previously Worn: March 13, 2015; March 5, 2014, October 11, 2011; May 11, 2010; March 8, 2010; November 28, 2008