The Queen makes headlines with her hat
All eyes were on Parliament and the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, after one of the most dramatic and eventful general elections in living memory. Not least because rumour had it that Her Majesty was not well pleased with the whole state of affairs thus far.
Not only had she been misled — along with the rest of the country — that Prime Minister Theresa May had long-since got a deal with our delightful DUP to prop up her minority government; and not only was she apparently making a mess of the Brexit negotiations (that she never wanted in the first place, we are told). But also the delays to the ceremony had also clashed horribly with her personal favourite outing of the year — Royal Ascot.
So when I saw what The Queen (right) was wearing for the occasion, it was very clear she was making a few points. A) She wasn’t wearing the traditional “pomp and ceremony” crown jewels, ermine cape et al, B) She was dressed like someone about to go straight on afterwards to Royal Ascot. And C) The hat she wore, with its circle of yellow star-like flowers on a blue background bore a remarkable similarity to the EU flag. Coincidence? One doubts it!