Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 35


During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Queen Elizabeth wore numerous voluminous tam hats in different fabrics. For overseas tours to Fiji, the Cayman Islands and India in 1982 and 1983, she wore this emerald silk pleated tam trimmed with oversize royal blue rose.

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7 thoughts on “Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 35

  1. I wonder if some of these looser dresses and covering hats, especially in warm climates, might be a sartorial response to being, shall we say, ahem, a woman of a certain age. I can remember my mother choosing such styles at that point and she was of an age as HM.

    This hat, after yesterday’s delicate and flattering simplicity is disappointing, and rather aging. But it does meet the criterion of letting HM be seen. The rose looks beautifully made. I would like to see it on a different hat.

  2. After yesterday’s understated elegance, a sharp turn into this. This is one of my absolute least favourite ever of her hats and outfits. I don’t mind the colour combo, but the tam looks like a shower cap, and the print is just fussy and matronly.

  3. I’m afraid I’m just not a fan of the tam. I don’t think it’s a flattering shape or style on Queen Elizabeth. It seems an odd choice for these trips to warmer climates.

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