Time to have a boat parade in the freezing cold rain, everybody! Good thing the ladies brought their hats along...
Seems only fair to start with the Diamond Queen, doesn't it? This topper, was designed by Angela Kelly and apparently took a year to dream up and construct. It's a lot like a yellow hat that HM wore at Ascot a while ago. I like the open brim, and of course I love a good Swarovski crystal, but forgive me for saying that I think there may be a bit too much going on here. For example, did we really need these extra feathers?
These didn't read well on my TV -- it almost looked like something had gotten stuck to the hat. Yes to the crystals, no to the feathers, yes to the Diamond Queen in white.
Loved Kate's bright red topper for the day. Some complained that she was trying to steal the spotlight -- some complained that she chose the wrong color because she blended in with the rich red upholstery on the royal barge. I tend to think maybe that was intentional -- no one wants to steal the spotlight from HM this weekend!
Camilla chose a hat that looks like it was made in a woodshop class, but I sort of love it anyway.
Anne went for Gilbert and Sullivan Chic as usual...
... and Sophie chose the same hat she wore to the Jubilee Muster at Windsor two weeks ago. Sigh.
But Yorkies! We have Yorkies! (The pictures are from the Diamond Jubilee street party that they crashed like pros right before the pageant, but same hats.)
Except that we've got our Maddest Hatter firmly in gray beret territory. I don't know, Bea. I'm afraid you've been tamed.
But we'll always have Eugenie -- yes, no need to adjust your screen settings -- that is indeed a hat covered in sequins.
And finally, last but never, ever least:
Princess Zsa-Zsa of Kent, played today by The Man with the Yellow Hat from Curious George. In a hat that seems to have some sort of spine. Well, as you do!
Next up: Tuesday morning's festivities! Get excited, hatters!
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