Hat From the Past

Royal Hats81 years ago to this day in 1939. The Queen Mother  departed the liner  ‘Empress of Britain’ at Southampton in a uniquely shaped, folded hat trimmed with a pair of jeweled brooches.

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9 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. I love seeing all the different waving styles. At one point the Queen sees a familiar face and starts waving with her palm forward. Princess Elizabeth doesn’t wave at all until the very end. She looks kind of mesmerized. And the King salutes, waves and makes the most marvelous overhead flourish at the end! Lovely video, thank you for posting.

  2. There exists a brief color still photo at 1:00 in a video from 1937(!) Southampton indicating a wonderful baby blue ensemble, however the quality is very poor.
    Here, though, is a very good quality video of today’s post entry, the Queen waving to an admiring crowd, who clearly approve of her hat!

      • HQ, you can totally be forgiven for any lapses in dates today after providing us with such delights during Ascot Week!

        Regarding today’s post, I also like the idea of decorating this hat with brooches instead of flowers or bows. I wonder if she ever varied the look by changing to different brooches.

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