When Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall on July 30, 2011, Queen Elizabeth made the charming choice to wear pale coral pink for her eldest granddaughter’s wedding.
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It was no surprise that the Rachel Trevor Morgan designed hat from this event, which took place in Scotland, was included in the Holyrood House section of this year’s three-part exhibition, ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’. While the hat is well known to many of us, the exhibition does provide a closer look at the hat’s bow and feather trim than we have seen before.
I have always liked this piece- the darker coral accents give subtle but beautiful contrast and definition to the design. The lavish bow and feather trim offsets both the tall crown on the hat and the austere neckline on the coat and the overall ensemble hits just the right balance of flourish and restraint. I have some quibbles about feather placement in the closeup view but at a distance, as seen worn by the Queen in the photos above, think it’s a lovely design.
What do you think of this hat design, now that we’ve had a closer look?
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