Hats From the Past

Royal Hats We began this week with a christening so let’s end it with one as well!

On May 28,1926, the Duke and Duchess of York christened their daughter, Princess Elizabeth, in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace. It’s a great look at millinery fashionable at the time with lavishly trimmed brimmed hats on Lady Elphinstone (the Duchess of York’s sister, far left) and Princess Mary (the Duke’s sister, far right) and cloche on the Duchess, a shape that would become her signature.

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4 thoughts on “Hats From the Past

  1. Love Princess Mary’s hat, would love to see something like this worn again. Her resemblance to George VI is striking. In the second picture I love the Duchess of York’s shoes.

  2. I find all of these “Flashbacks” are so much fun – thanks HQ, you are dynamite!
    Is it safe to assume that Queen Mary is hatless because the shindig is being hosted at her house?
    I think QEQM was quite beautiful in her youth.
    PS Whatever became of all these wonderful millinery beauties?

  3. Lady Elphinstone’s hat is fantastic and wouldn’t look out of place on Max or Princess Alexandra at Ascot today!

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