60 years to the April 1960 state visit that saw Queen Elizabeth welcome Charles de Gaulle in a most interesting hat. With a hybrid lampshade cloche shape, the hat’s flat crown curves in an angular hourglass curves to a short brim. Wide silk ribbon is used for a hatband and for the brim’s binding, which is unusually tied in a side bow. My thanks to reader Mary for suggesting this fascinating design!
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🇫🇷 This evening, The Queen spoke to The President of France, @emmanuelmacron by telephone during his visit to the UK to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s famous wartime broadcast, ‘L’Appel du 18 juin’. The broadcast - sent out from London where de Gaulle was in exile - rallied the people of France in support of the Resistance. It is regarded as one of the most important speeches in French history. Her Majesty’s call follows President Macron’s formal welcome to the UK by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House this afternoon. . Photographs: taken during the French State Visit in April 1960, Press Association.
Photo from Getty and The British Monarchy as indicated