Confirmed: Kate’s hat at Epsom Derby made by Whiteley

I have received confirmation that Kate’s hat at the Epsom Derby was made by hat company Whiteley:

Kate Middleton's Hat Fascinator




The hat is called “434/318” and my source believes Kate purchased the hat from Fenwick’s of Bond Street.  I have also been told that Kate wore one of Whiteleys hats to a friend’s wedding in February.

Kate Epsom Hat

The hat is from the current Spring 2011 Whiteley range, and is made from Parisisal straw.

Kate chose the hat in the “Cappuccino” colour.  Whiteleys have recently delivered more of this colour as well as Black, Navy and Linen versions to Fenwick of Bond Street, London.

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Image courtesy of @tonypaley

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  1. [...] Kate is also wearing earrings by Kiki McDonough and a hat by Whiteley. [...]

  2. [...] also wore her cappuccino coloured Whiteley hat (worn many times, but most memorably to the Epsom Derby). Kate also donned her trusty L.K. [...]

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