After looking at Queen Elizabeth’s Maundy Thursday hats during the first two decades of her reign and through the 70s and early 1980s, we turn our attention now to the designs she wore to this service in the later 1980s and 1990s:
Royal purple and bumble bees in 1986, 1987 and 1988
High upturns in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992
1993, 1994 and 1995
1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
Special thanks to readers Jimbo and Scarfie for helping me track down the 1990 and 1992 hats! Until preparing this post, I hadn’t realized how the Queen’s early 90s millinery style was dominated by these wide, upturned fly-away halo brims. The late 90s experimented with more rounded shapes until 1999 when we finally see something familiar and close to the sort of millinery shape we see the Queen wear today.
Next up we’ll look at the hats so far this millenium, many of which will be familiar to your eyes. Until tomorrow, I’m curious what you think of these 80s and 90s designs?
Photos from Tim Graham, PA Images, Tim Graham, Tim Graham and Tim Graham via Getty; Glenn Harvey; Chester Chronicle; John Shelley Collection/Avalon, John Shelley Collection/Avalon, Wojtek Laski, Tim Graham, John Shelley Collection/Avalon, PA Images and Tim Graham via Getty