Thanks to Jimbo for providing the introduction and background research for the posts on Queen Elizabeth featured in this “Monday Multiples” series.
Jimbo’s Introduction: As a part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, a river pageant was held in Queen Elizabeth’s honor. Only once before in British history was a Royal able to achieve such a noteworthy feat, that being Her Majesty’s great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted 63½ years. The white coat and hat stood out against the barge’s red upholstered furniture, and the various red and black uniforms. Even her shawl’s edges matched the ensemble. Three years later, Her Majesty traveled to Berlin, where SIX hats were debuted! Among them was a bright white straw hat with a large central bow made of the same material as the dress, replacing the Diamond Jubilee hat. By happy coincidence, this ensemble was also worn for a boat ride, this time on the Spree River.
Look #1: White fabric covered hat with pleated silk oblique brim trimmed with bejeweled gold, silver and bronze feathers worn June 3, 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant.
Look #2: White straw hat with pork pie shaped flared crown and flat, kettle edged brim with prim bow worn June 24, 2015 in Germany
Which hat do you prefer most with this coat?
Photos from Getty as indicated