Hat From the Past

Royal Hats We tend to think of cocktail hats as a relatively new invention but this photo of Crown Prince Olaf and Princess Märtha of Norway, taken 74 years ago today while on a brief trip to Canada, shows otherwise. The details might be different but there are certainly threads of continuity between royal hat style in 1941 and royal hat style today!

Princess Martha of Norway, January 13, 1941 | Royal Hats

Photo from Getty as indicated

11 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Ok, that photo looks like someone glued Olaf’s head on to someone else’s body. Martha’s hat is lovely though, and I could see it being worn today but certain royals.

  2. I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Princes Martha’s clothes at the V and A in London a few years back. I was so impressed that I managed, fairly recently, to buy a copy of the book produced to accompany this exhibition. Her cloths were all so lovely, imaginative, and beautifully constructed. If you ever have a chance to see them – not sure if this exhibit will be mounted again – run, don’t walk. You will, enjoy it.

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