Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to November 20, 1972 and brimless hat covered in robin’s egg blue feathers and a side ostrich plume worn by Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 25th wedding anniversary. With her silk coat with mink collar and cuffs, the hat topped a wonderfully luxe ensemble that we’ve previously named as one of Her Majesty’s most iconic looks.

Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Photo from Getty as indicated

Hat From the Past

Royal Hats four years ago to a Te Deum service held on November 15, 2016 and an interesting hat on Prince Laurent of Belgium. I think he’d be better suited to a shorter crown (something pinched maybe?) and slightly wider brim- what do you think?

Thanks, Jake, for suggesting this hat!

Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

Photos from Getty as indicated

Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 59 years to November 1961 and a duck netting trip outside Tokyo that saw Princess Alexandra in a fur pillbox, Empress Nagako in a blue cuffed hat and then Crown Prince Akihito in a brown fedora, all out for  Empress Michiko, who was crown princess at the time, seems to have sported a brown capulet style hat with side bow.

Embed from Getty Images

Thanks, Jake, for this photo suggestion!

Photo from Getty as indicated

Hat From the Past

To commemorate Queen Sofia’s 82nd birthday yesterday, here’s a look back at one of her past hats, worn March 18, 1980 on a state visit to Denmark. Red was a great diplomatic colour choice (linking the Spanish and Danish flags) and the double rimmed bumper base a good scale on her, substantial enough to anchor that explosion of pompom dotted net tulle.

Embed from Getty Images

Photo from Getty as indicated

Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 79 years to October 31, 1951 when Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Washington D.C., the young princes in a draped hat with both distinct shape (I see bunny ears) and trim- note the peek of pompom veil and wonderful diamond ivy leaf clips.

Embed from Getty Images

Thanks, Jimbo, for help researching this hat!

Photo from Getty and social media as indicated