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"GASP! Ladies, have you SEEN the amount of plumage in this castle today???"
St. Paul's was simply lousy with royals today! Let's get this Jubilee party started, hatters!
One's Diamond Jubilee looks to be off to a smashing start!
Remembrance Sunday 2011: HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy and HRH The Duchess of Gloucester
At first I thought that we'd gotten a repe-hat from Princess Alexandra today -- such a rarity! -- but on second glance, I think it's just another variation on her standard: slightly exaggerated crown, normal-sized brim, and a little netting for the road.
As for Birgitte: she should just be glad that I ended my black beret moratorium a while back, because this velvety pillbox (which we first saw on Remembrance Sunday '09) is verging on jaunty at that angle.
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An old trusty from Birgitte Gloucester at today's anniversary service at St. Paul's -- but sans scrunchie this time! Much better without, IMO.
(P.S. -- yep, this is a service for the 300th anniversary of St. Paul's Cathedral, but I can hear all of you smarties shouting, "but it's way older than that!" And you're right! The first St. Paul's building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, and the current building, a Christopher Wren design, replaced it in 1711. So, you know, it's a spring chicken, cathedral-wise!)
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Royal Ascot 2011, Day Two: HRH The Duchess of Gloucester and HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy
Little tough to see from a distance, but I think I give a thumbs up to both of these hats. Especially love Princess A in purple!
(Also, bit o' trivia: the man across from Birgitte Gloucester is her hubs, the Duke, and the other man is Christopher Rhys-Jones, Sophie Wessex's father. Aw! Love that the Queen welcomes in her in-laws' families.)
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Looks like we've got Birgitte wearing the same coat she donned for William's wedding here, paired with a different (and, IMO, far less attractive) hat. The whole look's just so heavy.
And Dr. Claire's hair looks fab, but the gray and the tiny tiny headpiece are bringing me down...
Trooping the Colour 2011: HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, The Lady Nicholas Windsor, and Mrs. James Ogilvy
Thanks to all the lovely hatters who sent this along -- it's Birgitte! I could have sworn I remembered seeing Birgitte in this slightly-unflattering blue pillbox before, but for some reason, I can't find it anywhere! Help! Is this hat overload?
Regardless: I've decided that I wish there was an "everybody has to buy a new hat" requirement for balcony admittance on Trooping the Colour day..
Also here: Lady Nicholas, wearing a bucket, and Julia Ogilvy, wearing the same hat she wore to William and Kate's wedding. But more importantly: Gary Lewis. Oooh.
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Thanks to lovely reader Brian for passing along this picture of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at the papal beatification. Birgitte's veil is gorgeous, but I agree with Brian that I wish we could see her face!
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