Princess Anne’s structured mint green fedora and teal asymmetric coat make serious statement at Commonwealth Day Service

Princess Anne’s structured mint green fedora featured a bow detail and added a touch of spring elegance to her Commonwealth Day outfit

Princess Anne’s structured mint green fedora worn as she attends the 2023 Commonwealth Day Service
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Princess Anne’s structured mint green fedora and teal asymmetric coat have made a serious statement at the Commonwealth Day Service 2023. 


Princess Anne was one of the senior royals who attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 13. This annual occasion celebrates and pays tribute to the 54 commonwealth member states and this year's service saw King Charles deliver his first Commonwealth Day message as monarch. This year’s Commonwealth Day theme is Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future and the King was joined by the Queen Consort, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh for the occasion. 

And whilst Princess Anne’s cozy trapper hat caught our eye earlier this year, her love of hats has been expressed in a very different way at the 2023 Commonwealth Day service. Here Princess Anne’s structured mint green fedora and teal coat were the perfect choice for a stylish spring-time look.

Anne, Princess Royal attends the 2023 Commonwealth Day Service

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Although the spring equinox 2023 is fast approaching, the weather in London was breezy and chilly on Commonwealth Day, inspiring a practical yet elegant choice from the Princess Royal. Crafted from a textured material, her refreshing green fedora featured a coordinating velvet ribbon around the brim to give it a glamorous edge. 

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Versatile and classic, this wool fedora can help you recreate Princess Anne's look at home. Whilst she went for a pastel hat, this black option will go with so much and features chain link details that elevate this subtle staple with additional glamor.

Princess Anne wrapped up warm and kept the cool-toned green theme going with her teal and gray patterned coat. This featured an asymmetric wrap design with statement green-blue buttons securing it in place down the left-hand side.

Featuring complimentary shades of gray, teal and lighter green in a geometric-style pattern, it worked perfectly with Princess Anne’s structured mint green fedora.

Princess Anne, Princess Royal attends the annual Commonwealth Day Service

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Although Princess Anne’s cream handbag in New Zealand really wowed with its retro 80s style, for this event she opted for a classic black shoulder bag that matched her black gloves and knee-length black boots and was worn - as we often see from the Princess Royal - held under her arm. Her jewelry was just as understated, with simple gold drop earrings featuring a diamond shaped motif and a brooch in what appeared to be a stylized rose shape, with a lilac stone set into it. 

Effortlessly elegant and far less jewel-encrusted than many of Queen Elizabeth’s brooches we’ve seen over the years, this was worn pinned at the center of her coat collar to give additional glamor to the green-toned outfit.  

Princess Anne, Princess Royal arrives at Westminster Abbey, in London, on March 13, 2023 to attend the Commonwealth Day service

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Princess Anne’s mint green hat isn’t the only fedora we’ve seen the King’s sister reach for in recent years. She previously wore a vibrant violet one with an elaborate feather-style adornment for a service to commemorate Anzac Day in 2021 and an equally bold turquoise fedora for the 2018 Easter Service. It seems to be a popular style for the Princess Royal and her pastel choice for Commonwealth Day is perhaps a nod to the season. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!