Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to the 1977 Silver Jubilee tour and a stop in Portsmouth that saw a very interestingly shaped, striped hat on Queen Elizabeth. A bit of a UFO vibe on this one, I adore its creativity.

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11 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. I remember this hat, but like others, I had only seen photos from the front and never noticed that vibe on the top. Great hat, and I agree that it looks better with the floral dress than with the coat.

  2. Wow, what a very interesting hat. I found what seems to be this UFO’s maiden voyage, whose first sighting appeared two years earlier! Enjoy.

    May 11, 1975: Japan (many photos, none are embeddable!) This is a good close-up, showing a rear bow.
    https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/queen-elizabeth-ii-visits-ise-shrine-on-may-11-1975-in-ise-news-photo/1096408238?adppopup=true
    undated, 1975: Mexico WITHOUT the coat!
    undated, 1977: Windsor Castle
    Embed from Getty Images

  3. I too thought this was just a regular upturned brim. Seeing those stripes elevates it to
    Wow! category. I think I love it. The coat isn’t really a match in terms of fabulousness at all alas.

  4. Nice hat. It looks like an upturned Breton style brim from the front. Only from the side do you see the UFO inspiration!

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