Merry Christmas!

Today, on Christmas Eve, we look back at two sweet photos of Queen Elizabeth, boarding the train in London to travel to Sandringham for Christmas. The first photo might be one of her first hats, in 1929, while the second is a memorable flared crown shape worn in 1965. May all our travelling bonnets make such statements!

Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year filled with joy, love, hope and peace.

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26 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. Sorry to join you so late now that Christmas is over. Very busy with family matters, but: happy holidays to HatQueen and everyone here on this blog! Best wishes to all you fellow hat lovers for the new year. I’m hoping for another year of terrific hats, royal or otherwise!
    Cheers from the Netherlands!

  2. I loved hearing where everyone is from. What a wonderful worldwide community we have here. It is a wonderful place to come and just enjoy hats! Let me add my heartfelt thanks to you, Hatqueen, for your diligent, consistent, and heartwarming commentary! Since I am late to the party I will say a simple “Happy New Year!” May this blog continue to be a place of polite discussion!

  3. Merry Christmas from smoky Sydney, Australia, and a happy New year to all. And a big ThankYou to you HatQueen, for having brought us week in and week out another year of millinery pleasures.

  4. Happy (or is it Hatty?) Christmas and joyous holidays to HatQueen and all the fellow readers/commenters/contributors to this most fantastic blog!

  5. Merry Christmas from New Zealand and also my thanks to HQ for all your sterling work through the year. I haven’t always had the time to comment as I’d like but I am an avid reader! Peace and joy to all for the festive season and a safe and happy 2020.

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Southern California USA! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s pictures of the royals walking from church and the Queen’s hat of course.

  7. A very happy Christmas to all and especially to our dear HatQueen who keeps us informed and entertained all year. From a hot Brisbane, Australia

  8. dear royal hats ~ thank you for providing me with more knowledge about hats than i have ever had before. its been an interesting journey with you. thank you for sharing all this. have a wonderful christmas/holidays…and a terrific new year: healthy, joyful, peaceful, and with your dreams fulfilled. – roz mandelcorn los angeles, california, usa

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