Thanks to Jimbo for providing the introduction and background research for this “Monday Multiples” series.
Jimbo’s Introduction: On April 21, 1986, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 60th birthday by gifting US: two hats on the same day, and they couldn’t be more different! The sunny yellow brim-less tam which matched HM’s cheerful spring coat could be seen from the Buckingham Palace balcony very easily. For the Royal carriage ride, a black straw hat with a wonderfully unique brim was chosen – sheer and wavy. Her Majesty chose the same ensemble two months later for the Royal Ascot, sans coat this time. Chic and elegant.
Look #1: Yellow stitched tam trimmed with white braid and silk flowers and leaves worn February 17, 1986 in Nepal and on April 21, 1986 on the Buckingham Palace balcony
Look #2: Black straw crowned hat with transparent, waved brim also worn on April 21, 1986 and on June 18, 1986 to Royal Ascot
It’s not often that the Queen changes hats half way through an event. Which hat do you prefer most with this yellow coat?
Photos from Getty as indicated