to June 20, 1944 and this wonderful image of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, with penicillin discoverer Sir Alexander Fleming at St Mary’s Hospital. The jaunty shape of Princess Marina’s hat is memorable, as it’s floral and veil trim.
Images from Getty as indicated
Jaunty is the word for this isn’t it. Marina really was the most elegant royal woman about. Possibly ever I think.
Such elegance. I love this hat.
This is definitely an unusual one for Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. I like it but not sure it is chic enough to go with The Duchess’s dress.
I’m just old enough to remember her presenting the trophies at Wimbledon where she always looked so elegant.
Jaunty indeed! I quite like it. If only someone out there knows its color.
HQ, I really enjoyed all of last week’s Royal Ascot coverage, but did not have any time to pipe in with comments here at Royal Hats. I recently rescued an antique oak roll top desk from the curb down the street with a “free” sign on it (yes, I occasionally pick peoples’ throw away items) and completely restored it to its former glory (for the most part.) Very time consuming.
You were missed but clearly, had a great distraction! I love to hear stories of such restoration.