Reader Laura passed on information about a surprise royal outing in London on Sunday. Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the Rhodesian and South African plots in the Garden of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey where she laid a wreath and spent some time in quiet reflection (read an observer’s account of her visit here). We don’t often see Charlene in hats you’ll note from photos below that she wore an oversized calot shaped design in black felt simply trimmed with a bow. She seems to wear the unusual shape of this piece very well.
Update- the Monaco Royal Palace also shared photos of Princess Charlene’s meeting with Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence to discuss drowning prevention. The front view of the hat is really lovely and its pairing with her grey coat is fantastic.
Previously Worn: This hat is new