Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 62


Princess Elizabeth attended the rededication of the Festival Church, St John-the- Evangelist on April 26, 1951 in a brimless draped hat with dramatic fan at the side. She had worn the hat in October the previous year for Princess Anne’s christening.

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5 thoughts on “Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 62

  1. Found one more siting:

    April 5, 1951(?): On Gozo (an island near Malta)
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  2. I forgot to add 2 minutes of movement.
    Happy weekend, hat lovers. (I think I gave up the wrong thing for lent – It’s only 1pm here, and I could use a Boodles G&T!)

  3. Only one other outing for this chapeau could be found so far, in living b/w.

    May 4, 1951: Festival of Britain
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    A replacement hat came on the scene for many appearances.
    April 16, 1951: Rome
    May 18, 1951: Hastings
    May 26, 1951: Windsor Castle
    June 8, 1951: Royal Worcester
    June 13, 1951: Royal Ascot
    August 18, 1951: Tennis Party
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  4. This is such a sweet hat. The fan embellishment on the one side just adds a little uniqueness taking it out of the ordinary. I believe it was in a beautiful sky blue. An interesting choice for the christening of a baby Princess! In just a very few months from these photographs Princess Elizabeth would become Queen.

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