‘New’ Hat From the Past #4

Royal Hatsto August 4, 1995 and the Queen’s arrival in Portsmouth to begin a sailing holiday in a yellow and white straw hat with wide, kettle brim and square crown.

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10 thoughts on “‘New’ Hat From the Past #4

  1. My apologies everyone- I just realised the second photo attached to this post (with a much better view of the hat) was not showing up. It should be fixed now!

  2. I don’t have a problem with the color, size or general shape of this hat. But the brim does look like a seat cushion on her head, especially in the picture provided in the comments. Not being familiar with the term kettle brim, I was hoping it was just a double brim, but the picture from the S. Africa visit confirms that it is a continuous piece of material. Hat Queen, I wonder if you could explain how the term kettle came to be applied to this type of hat?

    • Mcncln: I DO like this hat on HM with the print suit. What a wonderful smile.
      June 28, 1997 (Stratford, Ontario)
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    • Mcncln: HM must have really liked this ensemble – here she is AGAIN! September 19, 1998
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      • This is from the same visit to Brunei that we were discussing in the other thread. I’m sure those wide-brimmed hats were (are) excellent for outdoor appearances in such sunny climes. But it occurs to me now that it was actually a little risky to plan that trip during a month that was still part of monsoon season!

  3. I am assuming this was a voyage on Britannia. Oh how she must miss that yacht! I am hoping to visit it near Edinburgh this autumn. But to get back to the subject at hand, I do like this hat. I miss the variety in H.M.’s hats, shoes and other accessories. But I understand that, as one ages, perhaps it is best to simplify. Not that I intend to do this!

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