Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the National Cyber Security Centre in London yesterday. For this event, the Queen repeated she repeated her vibrant blue hat trimmed with a pleated hatband and velvet flower trim. The use of the same silk crepe as Her Majesty’s coat to cover the hat’s crown and underbrim makes for very unified ensemble- visible straw on the top of the brim and the velvet flowers lend textural contrast and saves the hat from falling flat. The colour is brilliant on the Queen and her choice of an emerald brooch draws out sparkle from the green beads at the centre of the velvet flowers, a wonderful touch I hadn’t previously noticed.
Previously Worn: February 4, 2016; October 15, 2015; October 30, 2014; November 8, 2013; December 25, 2012