As in years past, the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge took part in Trooping the Colour today, riding in the military parade. The Prince of Wales, who is Colonel of the Welsh Guards, wore a scarlet tunic and bearskin hat with the striped green and white plume associated with this regiment while Prince William wore the uniform of his rank as Colonel of the Irish Guards complete with the regiment’s distinctive St. Patrick’s blue plume.
The Duchess of Cornwall repeated her ivory straw hat with asymmetrically peaked crown and a wide, gently upswept brim trimmed in multiple layers of sand coloured straw ribbon wrapped around the base of the crown and looped into a side stylized bow. It’s a beautiful hat on Camilla, who certainly knows how to pull of a head-to-hem cream ensemble with aplomb.
The Duchess of Cambridge débuted a vibrant new cocktail percher hat with moulded pink straw button base trimmed in draped and looped bows in three layers of crin, each in a different shade of pink. This cascading crin bow trim gives wonderful movement and drama to the piece and the contrasting colours (especially the darker plum) lends depth and punchy contrast. Not everyone can wear a percher in Pepto-Bismol pink but Kate carries it, beautifully.
Prince Harry wore the uniform and cap in his rank as Captain of The Blues and Royals.