Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were in Dunstable today where they visited Priory View, an independent living scheme for older residents, and opened the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. For these events, the Queen repeated her beautifully proportioned lilac-grey straw hat with gently sloped crown and raised brim, trimmed with handmade straw roses (or camellias?!) and bow loops.
While I usually prefer more saturated colour on Her Majesty, the gentle shape of this piece and the wonderful trim makes it a winner for me. I particularly adore the straw roses, which are simply exquisite.
The Queen’s hat today, however, might have been overshadowed by her new friend.
Such fun! Any new thoughts about this hat today on its third outing?