Hat From the Past

Royal Hatsto an embellished red tam worn forty-two years ago to a Maundy Thursday service at Hereford Cathedral.

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8 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

    • Perhaps not to current eyes, but I think we need to keep context in mind – in 1976, I think this would have been considered quite stylish and attractive. The colour palate feels quite elegant to me for the time- no harvest gold or avocado green large prints here!

    • Brilliant find, Jimbo. Both hats were clearly made to wear with this hat- there must have been some reason to make two instead of the usual one. I think I like this one a little better.

  1. I don’t mind the black spots on the hat so much, but I DON’T care for the black sleeves on the coat. I almost missed them, until I saw a photo of HM in Luxembourg later that year. Also, the whole ensemble appears much pinker to me.

    November 8, 1976
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