Ascot Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to June 2002, the year that saw numerous foreign monarchs join their British royal cousins for Ascot. Queen Silvia’s magenta straw square crowned hat with sideswept brim suited her so well in terms of colour and shape while Queen Margrethe’s watermelon pink straw picture hat with double brim trimmed with orange and paler pink straw twists remains one of my all-time favourites for her.

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I’m trusting you not to miss any new royal hats that happen to be worn today- please share and discuss any in the comments as well.

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Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hatsnearly 53 years to June 15, 1966 when Princess Grace of Monaco wore a green and white silk floral trimmed turban to Ascot. Don’t you love the hat with those orange sunglasses?! SO mid 1960s!

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I don’t expect there will be many hats paired with sunglasses today but will trust you’ll share and discuss them in my absence here in the comments!

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Ascot Hats From the Past

Royal Hatsto the first Ascot races in 1946 following a hiatus during WWII and a young Princess Elizabeth with her aunt, both in flower trimmed hats. Princess Elizabeth’s angular hat feels fashionably jaunty and interestingly similar in shape to a design her granddaughter would wear to the same event, 56 years later.

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If there are any royal hats worn today, please share and discuss in the comments as well.

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Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to June 16, 1981 and a wide-brimmed lilac straw hat with double hatband and wonderful ostrich trim that caught all eyes at Ascot. This was one of Lady Diana Spencer’s earliest hats worn in public – she would marry the Prince of Wales a month later.

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I’ll check in when I can to hear your reactions and reminiscing about this hat. If there are any royal hats worn today, please share and discuss in the comments as well.

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Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats twenty-three years to June 21, 1996. While the Queen Mother’s blue veiled capulet hat is a classic and very recognizable millinery look for her, the Countess of Snowdon’s ecru straw design with black stripes is a unique shape I can’t remember seeing on another royal hat- can you?

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Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to June 14, 1966, nearly 53 years ago, and a pair of Danish princesses (who were 2nd cousins, once removed) arriving at Ascot. The glamorous Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, wore a feather covered pillbox while a fresh-faced Princess Benedikte of Denmark wore a straw Breton hat.

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Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to the arrival of Queen Sonja and Queen Beatrix to Royal Ascot on June 18, 2002. This year saw multiple monarchs attend the famous races (we’ll see more in coming days) including Grand Duke Henri, who can be spotted in this arrival carriage as well. Queen Sonja wore a rounded bumper hat with crown in the same fabric as her coat while Queen Beatrix pulled out the stops with an oversize black and white straw picture hat with double brim and floral explosion ’round the back.

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