Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 71 years to this day in 1947 which saw the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, open the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh in a veiled calot hat trimmed with daisies.

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9 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Looking at this photo and the other older ones that have been shared here, I realize how fortunate we are now to have not only color photography, but also digital photography showing such detail of the subject, but even in black & white, Princess Alice was, and remains, one of the most stylish women of her time.

  2. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was a very stylish woman but she was so often overlooked with commentators concentrating on Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. I think she looks wonderful in this photo. It’s both of its time and yet has a chic quality which is almost timeless.

  3. the gloves the fur (or fox) the hat the handbag the shoes so much has a stamp of a certain period in time whereas the gentleman somehow are sort of timeless, wonderful what a story a photo can tell you

  4. This hat appears to be ahead of its time – it has such a 60s feel about it. Her handbag also looks much more 60s. Amazingly, I like it on her. I also very much like her shoes.

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