Hat From the Past

Royal Hats thirty years to March 25, 1988 and the Duchess of Kent in a prim pink straw boater with printed silk hatband for a visit with the Duke to St. Albans.

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5 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. The Duchess in the past has been very fond of hats using fabric matching her dress/coat, and I think this one is no exception, based on that tiny bit of print fabric peeking out above the pink, but I was unable to find a full-length photo. Anybody?

  2. Very nice pink boater. Queen Elizabeth has a nice one, as did Princess Anne for her 21st birthday photo.

    Today, HM visited the International Maritime Organization in London. She looks very regal in purple.
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  3. Katherine Duchess of Kent had some lovely hats, as you show HQ in your Style Profile for the Duchess: https://royalhats.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/milestone-birthday-for-the-duchess-of-kent/
    and this pretty boater is no exception. Actually, there are 3 boaters in Katherine Kent’s style profile.
    With boaters being on trend now, it’s so interesting to revisit these earlier examples of the style.
    After seeing Princess Diana’s 1991 breton-style hat which featured last week https://royalhats.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/hat-from-the-past-191/ I was reminded of the Duchess’s 1988 red hat in the Style Profile which is very similar, and was featured 2 months ago: https://royalhats.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/windsor-wedding-thirty-years-on// .The Duchess must have liked the style, as she wore a blue version too:
    https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/the-duchess-of-kent-and-lady-helen-windsor-in-sandringham-news-photo/52101770#/the-duchess-of-kent-and-lady-helen-windsor-in-sandringham-for-in-a-picture-id52101770

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