Posts Tagged ‘trooping the colour’
Okay, to be honest, this is actually more of a "spot everyone we haven't mentioned" post than one specifically about Sylvana St. Andrews (who is the woman in the fairly basic black-and-white hat between Flora and Eugenie) or Serena Linley (in the white pillbox on the right, who looked all day like she vaguely wanted to be watching something on television instead). Because we've also got Rose Gilman's floating blue feathers on the extreme right, as well as the hunky Gloucester sons-in-law (George behind Serena, Gary talking to Helen Taylor).
Sigh. Anybody want to help me start a petition to have risers put on the balcony for family occasions? At least tomorrow, St. George's has those lovely picture-taking stairs. See you then for more Windsor millinery merriment!
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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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The St. Andrews sisters (not those Andrews sisters; the granddaughters of Ed and Kate Kent) made it to Trooping this year as well -- there's the younger of the two (and the only one of the family currently in the line of succession), Lady Amelia, on the right. Looks like your basic white feather fascinator to me.
Spotting her elder sister, Lady Marina, however, takes a bit more work...
How's this for a rarely-seen hatter, everbody? I'm about 99% sure that the lovely young lady on the right is Flora Ogilvy, daughter of James and Julia, and granddaughter of Princess Alexandra. That's a truly rare Kent family sighting -- and a hattery debut to boot!
And her hat is gorgeous -- love the pale color with her curly hair and the flowy dress. Beautiful!
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I have to say -- this is just a swirly bit of fun on Kate Kent's head, but I really kind of like it. It's whimsical, but it's not pastel pink or sprouting purple flowers. This is restrained and elegant whimsy.
(Also, no, it doesn't have a brim -- that's Julia Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra's daughter-in-law, behind her. But it does give us a good look at what a proper brim would look like on the DoK, and I like it!)
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So, I'm pretty sure one of two things is going on with Lady Helen's hat (over on the left): either she wanted to memorialize a really good tropical drink she had recently, or she's trying to ease the headache brought on by said tropical drink. Either way: yikes.
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Two hats from the women of the Michaels of Kent family today -- the familiar puffy white pillbox on Princess Michael, and a gorgeous, cream-colored, wide-brimmed hat on her daughter-in-law, Sophie. Fab! (It was Sophie's first Trooping the Colour, too -- hooray! Didn't see her husband around anywhere, though.)
Tons of you eagle-eyed hatters spotted that Kate Cambridge's Trooping hat is a darker version of the one Queen Sonja of Norway wore to Kate's very own wedding back in April -- that's the kind of hattery devotion I like to see!
Unfortunately, I'd also like to see Kate pull her hair back. I know lots of people wanted to see brighter colors on her here, but I tend to like her neutral palette. It's the hair blowing around that distracts me here. A sleek ponytail would have done wonders for this!
But regardless -- happy first Trooping, Kate! It's so fun to see people excited about the Windsors again.
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No Yorkie double act at Trooping this year -- we've got Eugenie going solo today. But I just know her mother had something to do with that Fergilicious bow stuck to her daughter's forehead. Shudder.
(Also, how adorable is Lady Louise here? Love that she's out and about more with the fam lately!)
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