Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 59 years to November 1961 and a duck netting trip outside Tokyo that saw Princess Alexandra in a fur pillbox, Empress Nagako in a blue cuffed hat and then Crown Prince Akihito in a brown fedora, all out for  Empress Michiko, who was crown princess at the time, seems to have sported a brown capulet style hat with side bow.

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Thanks, Jake, for this photo suggestion!

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8 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Not shown in the trip to Japan, but my favorite hat worn in Burma is Princess Alexandra’s white feather with the black spots. It’s lovely.

  2. Here is a one minute portion of this video, showing what happens on a duck netting trip. 1:17 to 2:20. Nagako’s blue hat show up well.

  3. Wow! What a fantastic, historical photo! Crown Prince Akihito looks very dapper in his fedora. I quite like Empress Nagako’s blue cuffed hat. However, I am puzzled by Princess Alexandra’s choice. It’s a beautiful hat, but somehow seems out of place with her autumnal wear (fabulous skirt!).

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