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.
PHOTO CREDITS: Belga
Sylvana St Andrews's fairly uninspiring beige hat was basically the same as the fairly uninspiring beige hat that Julia Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra's daughter-in-law, wore to the wedding:
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Oh, it really must be Hattery Christmas: we've been gifted with the presence of a royal who is brand-new to the blog!
No, not Camilla -- we'll get to her in a bit. The woman on the left of the photo in the pale blue hat and coat is our newcomer: Julia Ogilvy. She's married to James Ogilvy, son of HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy.
Julia is not a frequent fixture out at royal events, but with the Kents and the Gloucesters out in force today, it's great to see her. And the hat is perfect -- understated so you don't grab the spotlight that belongs to the (official) birthday girl, elegant, and lovely. Well done, Julia, and welcome!