Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize) and Maria Clemencia de Santos to Buckingham Palace this morning to kick off a two-day state visit. The Queen repeated her frosty lime wool coat and matching hat with hourglass shaped crown (it also has a Pork Pie domed top visible during its last outing) and pale yellow-green straw upfolded brim. I suppose the use of a light straw brim, white silk peony trim makes this felt crowned hat a good transitional one to wear between seasons but the fresh shade of green it reads so springy to me that need to remind myself we’re at the beginning of November (not April!).
Previously Worn: June 28, 2016
The Duchess of Cornwall repeated a hat many of us have long been wishing to see again! Her teal green straw hat in a modified boater shape features a flat, straight sided crown and raised brim on one side. Trimmed with a wide hat velvet band, inverted edging around the brim and unique interlocking ring trim that contrasts with the simple lines of the hat, this design is a striking one. The colour is particularly beautiful on Camilla and makes me wish for her to integrate more jewel-toned designs into her millinery wardrobe. My only qualm about this ensemble is the blue dress which I’m not sure compliments the green hat and coat but I suspect in person, these colours coordinated more harmoniously than we see here.
Previously Worn: October 28, 2010; March 3, 2010; November 8, 2009; November 28, 2007; October 24, 2007; December 15, 2006