Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to September 5, 1932, 88 years ago, and a very sweet tam-sporting Princess Elizabeth returning to Balmoral Castle from attending Sunday morning service at nearby Crathie Kirk with her grandparents. Queen Mary’s pleated toque hat is embellished with fabric leaves and a diamond brooch, an addition that also seems to be on her granddaughter’s tam, in mini version.

Photo from Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images

3 thoughts on “Hats From the Past

  1. Great hats all around. I agree with Jimbo that the King’s tam merits attention. This photo shows the pleating and leaves on the Queen’s hat so well.

    Regarding the thistle brooch: so many jewels, so little time.

    • Replying quite belatedly, that was a very interesting article about the thistle brooch — thanks, Jimbo, for sharing it. Why do you suppose HM waited almost 60 years to wear it? It doesn’t seem possible that she forgot about it.

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