Queen Elizabeth presented new colours to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards at Buckingham Palace today. Joined by the Duke of Kent, the Queen, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment, repeated her pale aqua and white boater hat for this event. The hat features a flat crown covered in the same silk wool crepe as Her Majesty’s coat and a round, straight sided crown made of lacy textured white straw. Trimmed with an aqua organza ruched hatband, bow loops at the side and a handfull of aqua arrow trimmed feathers, the hat has a lot going on but remains fairly balanced. It is a beautiful pairing to the Queen’s coat and patterned dress and, as usual, helped her stand out in a sea of military uniforms at this event.