The Queen makes head­lines with her hat

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - COMPETITIONS -

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!

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