Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1969, 51 years ago, and a return to London from Christmas break at Sandringham. Princess Margaret’s fur pillbox is a familiar winter hat but it’s the unusual shape of Lady Sarah’s velvet covered design that stands out as particularly interesting.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to June 7, 1977 and a wonderful pair of flower trimmed hats on Princess Margaret and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, en route to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee.

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Merry Christmas!

Today, on Christmas Eve, we look back at two sweet photos of Queen Elizabeth, boarding the train in London to travel to Sandringham for Christmas. The first photo might be one of her first hats, in 1929, while the second is a memorable flared crown shape worn in 1965. May all our travelling bonnets make such statements!

Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year filled with joy, love, hope and peace.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats thirty-eight years ago tomorrow to December 21, 1981 when a young Princess of Wales wore this John Boyd designed Breton hat with dotted veil in Christmas red for a visit to Guildford.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1985 which saw the Princess of Wales attend the ‘Children of Courage Awards’ at Westminster Abbey in a tall brimless hat in deep periwinkle blue felt, trimmed with the Prince of Wales’ tri-feather heraldic badge (also in felt) on the front.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats fifty years ago today and a royal visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge that saw a most memorable hat.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 63 years to this day in 1956 when Queen Elizabeth visited the newly restored Queen Victoria Room and State Apartments at Kensington Palace and an exhibition at the London Museum in a ruched velvet brimless hat with button trim.

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