Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 42


We wish Queen Queen Elizabeth a very Happy 96th birthday today with a look back at a capulet hat with sharply upturned white brim and avocado plaid fabric covered crown she wore to the 1976 Montreal Olympics (where Princess Anne was a competitor) and on the 1977 tour of New Zealand.

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8 thoughts on “Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 42

  1. HM held on to this ensemble for a few more years, but not in a hat this time.
    1981: Polo match.
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  2. I love the queens entire ensemble and agree with others that it is vintage chic at its best. Happy birthday Your Majesty and many happy returns of the day!

  3. I really like this hat too. The contrasting brim and crown fit so beautifully with the dress. Very much a 70’s vibe but I feel it could be worn today.

    A very happy birthday to Her Majesty.

  4. I adore this hat. It’s so chic, and so of it’s time, but in a fabulous way. It would be worn now and be considered vintage. The subtle use of the plaid on the hat really elevates it, something I wish HM would do more often.

    • That’s so interesting- you can see the bow peeking out in the 1977 outings. At the 1976 Olympics, it we see the other side view and the bow doesn’t appear to be there! Or maybe, it was a folded bow, enlarged on one side?

      I wasn’t expecting so much admiration for this hat!

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