Princess Anne celebrated her birthday Sunday, an event we mark with a look into her hat closet. Today we’re looking at her pink hats, an inventory that would not be complete without the boater with silk flowers and trailing back bow she wore for 21st birthday portraits in 1971:
And this wide brimmed blush Garbo hat with pink, green and white hatbands, shown below in 1974:
Since 2000, The Princess Royal has added just four pink designs – two hats and two headpieces- into her wardrobe
Designer: Walter Wright; unknown
Introduced: June 21, 2001; June 16, 2010
It’s an eclectic mix. Anne’s approach to fashion is a pragmatic one most of the time yet just the first hat fits this- the other three designs have only made one appearance! The fuchsia stovepipe cloche is a hat that warrants discussion, not only because it topped what I think is her best-ever Ascot ensemble, but because it makes such a confidently fantastic stand-out statement and we don’t see many of those from the Princess Royal. The shape is, arguably, a bit dated now but that aside, how I’d love to see it step out again.
What do you think of these pink hats?