It’s my pleasure to welcome longtime reader and contributor Jimbo to Royal Hats today for a look at an ensemble Queen Elizabeth paired with four different hats!
Look #1: Queen Elizabeth toured Jordan in March 1984 and premiered a bright pink Hardy Amies coat with a pink and white patterned dress. Unfortunately, the dress was not easily seen. Accompanying it was a charming white hat with a large pink flower trim.
Look #2: Several months later on June 19, 1984, Her Majesty wore the same dress (very visible this time) to Royal Ascot with a large brimmed white hat with flowers and trailing feathers down the back – perfect for a sunny day at the races!
Look #3: For a trip to Canada in September of that same year, the Queen wore a third hat, again a white hat with pink trim. The pink coat reappeared for the brisk autumn season. A year later on October 24, 1985 while on a tour of Antigua and Barbuda, this third hat was repeated coat. She also wore the full ensemble in New Zealand in 1986, as well as for an August 1988 trip while in Paisley, Scotland.
Look #4: The pink Hardy Amies coat was also worn with a royal blue patterned ensemble for a visit to Knightsbridge, London in 1985. The vibrant ensemble was repeated, without the coat, in Australia on March 4, 1986
Thank you, Jimbo! This is a great example of how the Queen has mixed her ensembles and hats. As usual, I offer a question to you, dearest readers- which look do you prefer here most?
Images from Getty as indicated