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The Consort Likes That Snappy Chapeau

Hello again sports fans.  The Consort here striding up to the microphone while The Princess visits the Queen Mother.  This is an opportunity for me to give voice to something that has been on my mind while watching TP wade through photos from the Royal Ascot events taking place this week.  Here’s my question:  When did the human head become a launching pad for bad fashion?

edible-_hat_1426099cPerhaps it’s just me but a 4 foot edible chocolate hat seems a bit unusual.  It’s an enlarged (one would presume) version of the popular Cadbury Flake 99 chocolate treat.  Besides being a structural marvel, the hat took six weeks to build and is made up of pieces scavanged from one of the late Queen Mother’s hats.  Well, nothing honors the memory of the late Queen Mother like a 4-foot edible hat.

But not all is excess at Royal Ascot.

Photo: Mark Large

Photo: Mark Large

Princess Beatrice is looking smashing with a perplexing white rose and pancake number on her head.  It would appear that everything but the kitchen sink is fair game for hats.  Oh, wait…

Photo: Mark Large

Photo: Mark Large

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall is living proof that, while it’s not the kitchen sink, a wash basin is always a bold fashion statement come race day.

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Not to be outdone by the Cadbury chocolate hat is Sophie Countess of Wessex. Clearly inspired by the venerable Hershey’s Kiss the Countess makes a tasty statement in black and white.  Stunningly understated, hmm?

Now clearly I am not a fashion maven.  Here is my idea of a stylish hat:

1935 Detroit Tiger game cap

1935 Detroit Tiger game cap

Classic style at an affordable price.

Speaking of classic style:  We are grateful today for answered prayers for our good friend Misadventures of a Newlywed.  She is scheduled to leave the hospital today and that is good news for her many friends in the blogosphere and the real world.  Why don’t you visit her site and give her some love?

With that last thought I tip my 1935 Detroit Tigers cap and head for the exit.  Thank you for indulging me on our little visit to the lunatic fringe.  The Princess shall return tomorrow and I’ll return someday soon.  Until that day I remind you to take care of your waitperson, they’re working hard for you tonight.  Ta-ta for now!

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