The Duchess of Gloucester celebrated her 75th birthday on June 20. In belated celebration of this milestone, here is a look back at some of her hats and headpieces (click on individual photos to jump to their original source with dates and event explanations):
It’s a mix of shapes (with leanings toward boaters, Bretons and berets!), colours and scale, with a few showstoppers thrown in for good measure. If pressed to pick a favourite, it might be the cream and navy hat with waved brim and feathers (first photo in the second to last gallery) worn to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011. We also can’t forget the braided blue straw headband from 1984 that was trotted out again in 2019 – that one’s a sentimental favourite for me, too.
What do you notice about Birgitte’s hats?
Photos from Getty as indicated