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St. Paul's was simply lousy with royals today! Let's get this Jubilee party started, hatters!
Lady Sarah's rocking the same hat look she's been wearing for a while now, but I can't blame her, really -- she seems like a no-nonsense kind of Windsor, and when a hat works, well, it works. (But ... one more wearing of a little saucer like this, and I may have to declare a moritorium, black-beret-style!)
As for Autumn, who's hiding behind her hubs in this pic -- from what I can see, I like the brim/hate the round crown. Eh.
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Best hat of the day ... I'm only three in, and I'm calling it already. It's a white version of the gray hat/ensemble she wore to the wedding in April, and she looks fantastic! It's official: this lady got all of her parents' style and panache, and none of their crazy, LOL.
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Seriously, you guys -- this is the best I've ever seen Lady Sarah look! My TV coverage showed her a bit more clearly at one point -- the whole look was chic, gorgeous, perfect. Way to go, Lady S!
HRH The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles
April 9, 2005
We've reached the finish line, kids: it's our last hattery flashback post for the month! Which also means that Crown Princess Victoria's wedding is only three days away -- hooray!!!
Our most recent crown princely wedding in Europe was also easily the most controversial: in 2005, Prince Charles married his longtime partner, Camilla Parker Bowles, with whom he had admitted committing adultery during his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales. Both parties were divorced (though Charles, in the wake of Diana's death, was considered a widower), and so a religious wedding in the Church of England was impossible.
However, it had become clear by 2005 that Camilla's place in Charles's life was non-negotiable, and so the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury decided that marriage was the best option. The solution? A civil wedding ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, followed by a Church of England blessing at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. There was one more unforeseen obstacle to overcome, however: the wedding had to be postponed by one day when Pope John Paul II died, and Charles had to represent the Queen at his funeral.
But on the day of the wedding itself, things went off largely without a hitch. Camilla went from being Mrs. Parker Bowles to being HRH The Duchess of Cornwall (she doesn't use the Princess of Wales title because of lingering associations with Diana). All of Charles and Camilla's children were present for the celebration, as were all of the senior royals -- and Camilla's ex-husband, too! The two celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary this year.
(For those hoping this wedding hattery flashback might be about Charles and Diana's wedding, never fear: I'm planning to do a flashback post about that event in the future!)
Since at least one of her sons was on the balcony, chatting with the Yorkie sisters, I thought it was strange that Lady Sarah Chatto didn't show at this year's TTC. But then lovely reader Maggie sent me this photo:
... and it seems that Sarah was simply hiding! (Come on out, Sarah -- we're never that mean in our hattery comments!)
From what I can see, this hat has a whiff of Queen Mum about it -- and also a slight whiff of blah-neutrals (which is pretty typical for Lady Sarah. Okay, maybe that one was a bit mean.)
Thanks to lovely readers Maggie and Eliza for sending in photos of this hat!
Serena Linley may be wearing the same hat she wore to Christmas Day services on Friday, but we've got a new hat from Lady Sarah, I believe. I wish there were a better front view of it, but from the side, I think I like it. Let's face it, she's a conservative lady -- lots more like her Auntie Lilibet than her Mum -- and this seems right in line with that.
I've been searching for a better picture of Lady Sarah Chatto at today's Christmas service, but this is it so far, and unfortunately it's one of those look around and squint royal photos.
You can just see Sarah over HM's right shoulder (that's Daniel Chatto over her left with one of their two sons). I think Sarah might be wearing the same black beret that she wore to this year's Trooping the Colour ... what do the rest of you think? It certainly looks like the same chapeau to me!
ETA: Here's a better picture of Lady Sarah:
Yes, yes, I know that you're all really looking at Columbus Taylor picking his nose (always good to see someone 27th in line to the British throne digging for gold in public, isn't it?). But please, try to avert your eyes and notice the matching berets of the Armstrong-Jones ladies, okay?
So, last summer, I fell all over myself praising Lady Sarah Chatto for the black beret she wore to Lady Rose Gilman's wedding, and since then, she and pretty near every other female member of the royal family have been sporting them out and about. This has got to stop, though, ladies -- when you're wearing exactly the same hat to exactly the same occasion, we have hattery issues (just ask Camilla and The Queen, ha!).
As of right now, I'm declaring a black-beret embargo, effective until October 2009. I'm serious. It's summertime. Get something made of straw, for goodness sake.