to thirty-one years ago this week and a state visit to Brunei where Queen Elizabeth wore a large blue hat with woven brim and braided straw trim by Frederick Fox. We usually associate this familiar hat with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002 but this piece actually made its first appearance, four years earlier.
September 18, 1998 in Brunei:
June 4, 2002 for the Golden Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral:
On display at the 2003 “Hats And Handbags” exhibition at Kensington Palace:
Photo from Getty as indicated