Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day, 53 years ago, which saw Princess Alexandra in a feathered and veiled turban.

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6 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Now that is a Hat. Princess Alexandra has always been a favourite of mine. Does anyone else see a strange resemblance to Queen Sofia of Spain in this photo?

    • Not so strange at all! I am not sure of the exact relationship, Queen Sofia and Princess Marina (Alexandra’s mother) were both born into the Greek royal family.

      • They are related in several ways (though none I found seem to be the same as those Matthew found!): Alexandra and Sophia are second cousins through their descent from George I of Greece (Queen Alexandra’s brother), and third cousins through their common descent from Christian IX of Denmark. There are almost certainly other ties. But I agree with Matthew, that although they are related, this photo, I think, reveals only a passing resemblance.

  2. I would love to see veils make a comeback. This hat has rather a mumsy look to my eyes perhaps because it’s a shape my grandmother wore so much (minus veil)

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