Kate Winslet‘s “unusual hat” habit has gotten the star some attention lately, as her new “fascinator” phase has added a bit of color and tradition to otherwise same-old, same-old Hollywood fashion.
But Kate Winslet’s unusual hat is purely British, a reminder that, while our older bros on the other side of the pond may look like us, they also have a bit of fancy Americans don’t tend to possess — and 37-year-old Winslet has managed to pull off the funny hat look on more than one occasion.
Kate Winslet first sported an unusual hat last month notably when she went to hang out with and meet Queen Elizabeth II. But as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding last year reminded us, Brits apparently dig on totally ridiculous but endearing hats, and two royal cousins went viral with their own quite preposterous hat-wearing choices at the historic gala event.
The unusual hat style favored recently by Kate Winslet does not approach the silliness of the millinery fashion displayed by Princess Beatrice back then, but the fascinating fascinators worn by the Titanic actress in recent weeks have certainly turned American heads.
Winslet’s current unusual hat debuted alongside the actress at The Longines Hong Kong Cup horse race at the Shatin race track when she wore it accompanied by Richard Branson’s nephew Ned Rocknroll. (Born Abel Smith.)