Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1960 and the christening of King Philippe. Princess Paola (as she was at the time) wore an oddly proportioned hat with tall, pleated crown and wide brim.

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7 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. At first glance, the hat didn’t appeal to me, but the more I look, the more I love it. I find it fascinating that Princess Paola isn’t holding her own baby.

  2. I think this hat looked great on Paola; I wonder if the crown fits over a beehive hairstyle better, because it looks quite small in terms of head size and sits rather high on her head. Wish we knew what colors she was wearing! Also, I have a vintage hat in a similar shape, although not as wide of a brim, in orange; it’s one of my favorite vintage hats I have, but it runs very small.

  3. A very strange hat, but somehow Paola carries it off. I am also fascinated by the Nanny’s headpiece. I wonder if she wore it all the time while attending to the baby, or just at formal occasions,

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