Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 63 years to this day in 1956 when Queen Elizabeth visited the newly restored Queen Victoria Room and State Apartments at Kensington Palace and an exhibition at the London Museum in a ruched velvet brimless hat with button trim.

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9 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Since I’m in the Christmas Spirit after the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade here in the USA I immediately wondered if HM was in red and white! Ha! Black and white is much better! I like the second hat that Jimbo has found below best. It’s size doesn’t overwhelm you with velvet.

    • I thought the same thing about red and white, but then I thought that was too “santa-ish.” I then hoped for emerald green, which would be divine, but the color photo Jimbo brilliantly found looks more navy to me, which is so lovely. Regardless, the hat HQ shows is lovely with the ruching, and it’s fabulous that there were 2 more hats to match it. What a fun find!

  2. The color photo in the article below shows that the hat and coat are black and white.
    https://www.itv.com/news/border/2016-10-03/60th-anniversary-of-worlds-first-nuclear-power-station/

    Same coat, two dfferent hats:
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