‘New’ Hat From the Past #17

Royal Hats to July 22, 1999 and a visit to Liverpool that saw the Queen in a pale, sage green straw hat with a wide, cartwheel brim and tall crown, wrapped in pleated an ruched straw. There’s also a pink and green cord of some sort dotted through that crown wrap, tying the hat Queen Elizabeth’s green printed dress. It’s an interesting piece I can’t recall seeing before.

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12 thoughts on “‘New’ Hat From the Past #17

  1. I agree with Jimbo on the hat in the portrait. (The portrait presentation put me in mind of the one she was given on her most recent visit to France that The Queen apparently did not care for!)

    • Watched a DVD the other night about the gardens at Highgrove – Prince Charles has found homes in a specially trimmed hedge for the several busts of himself that he’s been presented. I wonder why gift givers think the royals would like a representation of themselves?

  2. HM Thr Queen wore this outfit under her raincoat for the 2001 Queen’s Birthday Parade. It became one of the wettest in history.

  3. I think I like the hat in the painting better!
    June 18, 1999 Royal Ascot.
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    • Aha! I wondered who would find a photo of the hat in the painting! Both of these hats are nice enough, but they do very much reflect the late 90s/early 2000s millinery styles, which admittedly were not my favorite, but were improvements over much of the previous 2-3 decades.

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