Earlier this week, a reader asked the following question:
I love reader questions, Pekka! You’re right- most of the brims on Queen Elizabeth’s hats are fairly small, something I suspect works well with both aesthetics (smaller brims balance well with her petite frame) and practicality (she’s easily able to see and be seen). If we look at the hats worn over the past fifteen years, however, there are some large brims that might surprise you:
From Rachel Trevor Morgan:
From Angela Kelly:
From Philip Sommerville, Frederick Fox and Marie O’Reagan:
This list is far from comprehensive and doesn’t include any worn over her 50+ hat wearing years last century. So, I turn the question over to you dearest readers – as we celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday this weekend, which other wide brimmed designs she has worn that stick out in your memory?
Update- based on the lively discussion below, it appears that the biggest brim we’ve seen on Her Majesty is the one on this white straw hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan!
Photos from Getty as indicated