Princess Eugenie represented her grandmother on Saturday in South Africa for the running of the 156th Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. For this event, she wore a hat described by the designer as an “elegant wide brim with shallow crown trimmed with silk organza flowers and leaves (and) highlighted with a single ostrich quill.” The design is perfect for the races (those silk rosettes might read a little twee at any other event) and the scale is lovely on Eugenie who carries wide brims really well. My only qualm here is the styling, which I think lets the piece down. Tidy up her hairstyle and nix the black shoes and we have an ensemble worthy of the winner’s circle.
Designer: Juliette Botterill. It is the ‘Silk Organza Rose Wide Brim’ from SS 2017
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Photos from Scanpix and Juliette Botterill Millinery