Hats From the Past

Royal Hats 59 years ago back to July 7, 1963 and the awarding of the Dutch Erasmus Prize to Austrian theologian and philosopher Professor Martin Buber. I’d love to see a closeup, technicolour view of Queen Juliana’s draped turban! And the guipure lace on Princess Beatrix’s transparent hat with upturned brim looks impressive as well.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 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.

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Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 1

 

Today, on the eve of Trooping the Colour tomorrow, we return back one year to this event in 2021, in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth wore a grey hat with flared crown covered in the same silk cloque fabric as her coat. The design’s mushroom shaped straw brim is overlaid in pleated crin and the hat is finished with a grey goose feather mount and vine of gold silk flowers that wrap around the front that echo the floral applique around the neckline of her coat. Worn to Ascot, the opening of Parliament and Trooping the Colour, it felt like a fitting hat to end bridge our 70 day journey through Her Majesty’s history of hats to what she will wear for this celebration. Any predictions?!

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Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 2

The Queen stood out in a crowd even more than usual when wearing this vibrant magenta purple hat with domed crown trimmed with a pair of large red feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan to events from 2014 to 2018.

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Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 3

 

Can you believe it’s now just 3 days until the start of the Platinum Jubilee?! Between 2010 and 2018, Queen Elizabeth wore this beautiful lilac straw brimmed hat with stunning silk flower and green feather micro leaves by Rachel Trevor Morgan to several events.

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