We think we recognize her by her bright and sparkling blue eyes, the triple strand of pearls, that ever-present black purse, or her megawatt smile. In reality, we recognize her her by her hat.
Today, on the 87th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, I offer special thanks along with my celebratory congratulations. She is, after all, the first person we all think of when we hear the words “royal hat”. Happy Birthday, Ma’am.
Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey on May 21, 2010 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the
granting of their Royal Charter. She is wearing a hat designed by Rachel Trevor Morgan.
Photos from Getty as indicated
A very nice tribute. We are very lucky to have her.
I love how you said “we recognize her by her hat”. It’s so true. And we are very, very, very lucky to have her.
Excellent tribute. Your writing is as interesting as your photos.
When I think of Queen Elizabeth I always think of her wearing a hat. That first photo of her against the portrait of the first Elizabeth is quite the picture.
Although, thanks to this blog and its author, when I think of royal hats I now think of Queen Beatrix!
Until I read this blog I didn’t know there was another queen that also wore a lot of hats. I’m also glad that I was introduced to Queen Beatrix here before she retired. I wonder if Queen Elizabeth wishes that she could retire too. I don’t want that to happen of course but I just wonder how she feels about it. She has done her duty so well for 60 years she deserves to slow down a bit.
Happy 87! Thank you for being such an inspring person.
The Queen is such an inspiration. At 87 she is still completely committed to her role and duty. We are lucky to have her.
She is a living example of gracious service. Long live the Queen.
Dear Boda you hit the nail square on the head when you said this dear Queen is an example of gracious service. Her legacy is such a testimony.