Thanks to Jimbo for providing the introduction and background research for this “Monday Multiples” series.
Jimbo’s Introduction: Queen Elizabeth has many green hats in her closet, and she looks sensational in all of them. This heavy wool, emerald green coat featured today has been paired with two totally different hats. A veiled pillbox has been worn at least three times, then it was replaced with a wonderful striped turban. So far, records indicate that this turban has only been worn (or photographed) publicly once.
Look #1: With an emerald brushed felt pillbox trimmed with a black dotted net veil and black muti-looped bow on the top of the crown worn for Maundy Thursday in Worcester on April 3, 1980, at the Church of England’s General Synod at Westminster Abbey on December 11, 1980 and on a visit to the Army Staff College in Surrey on March 19, 1982.
Look #2: With a turban hat covered on the bias in green and white striped fabric, worn for a day out in Cambridge on May 16, 1984.
Which pairing do you prefer most?
Photos from Getty as indicated