Hat From the Past

Royal Hats fifty years ago today and a royal visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge that saw a most memorable hat.

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7 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

    • HA! This is the exact photo that I remember seeing. I spent a sinful amount of time yesterday, fruitlessly searching for it!
      And now we know that it is bright green, from the 1967 Christmas video, when HM wore a HUGE pompom hat with the same fur collared coat. BTW, the Christmas hat is not in the pompom post from September, possibly because no photo actually exists? Oh, for a color photo of either hat!

  1. I found a video of HM stepping out of St. George’s Chapel on Christmas morning in 1967, wearing a magnificent green coat and black belt, and a more “suit”able hat than the playing card “suits.” What a Royal Flush! If we hold our cards right, I’ll bet we’ll see the Christmas hat in an upcoming post highlighting all of the Queen’s Yuletide hats. Start the video at 1:00.

  2. This hat is amazing. I think I’ve seen it before but it is definitely up there a one of HM’s most fun (or crazy?) hats. I kinda love it, it’s certainly festive!

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