Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to Ascot in June 1982. Although pale ice blue was the colour chosen on this day by both  the Queen and her mum, the Queen Mother’s look is far from restrained in this marvelous helmet of blue and palest pink organza flowers overlaid in a delicate chevron printed veil.

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If there are any royal hats worn today, please share and discuss in the comments as well.

Photo from Getty as indicated

12 thoughts on “Ascot Hat From the Past

  1. Oh my, that brooch! A wedding gift from Queen Mary is what I’ve been able to discover. A stunner.

    The hat is also an, oh my, but not in a bad way. It should be terrible but it was so much the Queen Mother’s style that it just makes me smile.

  2. Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg wore a black lace veil for her father’s funeral today. Princess Sybilla of Luxembourg wore a black hat with brown fur cuffed brim

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  3. The QM must have enjoyed this hat, as it is seen at least two more times, including just one month later with closer detail:
    July, 1982: St. Katherines Dock,London
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    June 11, 1983: Trooping the Colours (I prefer Diana’s hat.)
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  4. Classic QEQM, just before she went into her upturned brim phase (same again please, just in pink this time!)

    Nobody else could have got away with this by the 80s, but she was beyond fashion and had crafted her own totally unique look, we’d have been disappointed if she had worn anything else! Iconic, I’d say.

    • …just as Queen Mary was beyond fashion in Monday’s post! No flapper styles for her!

      Dazzling brooches for both queens here.

    • Yes indeed JamesB, QEQM was, and always be, a fashion law unto herself and her daughter is following her footsteps! I’ve long been a fan of QEQM’s hat style. I couldn’t wear the style but I still like it.

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