Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 52

In 1963, Queen Elizabeth wore this turban edged in spiky silk leaves on multiple occasions- in Sydney and Canberra during the March Australian visit, to open New Zealand House in London on May 9, and  at Goodwood racecourse on on the 2nd of August.

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7 thoughts on “Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 52

  1. I’m not too keen on this hat but the overall look is very chic on Queen Elizabeth. I’m imagining it to be a soft green which would be lovely.

  2. I think I’d like this one better if it had the leaves all over it, instead they form a fringe around the edge, so they look a bit disjointed. Another chic, simple 60s outfit with a fussy hat; this was definitely her groove by now.

    • I quite like the chic-simple-outfit-with-a-fussy-hat concept. (So nice for the milliner!)

      I wish we could see the hat in colour. There seems to be braided tulle on the top of the crown or something equally foamy, in a lighter hue. Maybe this hat actually looks better, or more logical in colour? And could it be Simone Mirman design?

  3. I don’t like this at all but what I do like is the look on the gentleman’s face in the second picture who looks thoroughly bemused and amused by the hat.

  4. Well, a few days ago we had a posy upended on HM’s head, now we have a potted plant! Weird, but strangely effective.

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