Hats From the Past

Royal Hats 60 years ago to the December 19, 1961 christening of the now Earl of Snowdon. Princess Marina of Kent and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, attended in a pair of very memorable pillboxes!

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats59 years to December 19, 1962 when King Leopold III of Belgium returned home from a trip to Brazil and was met by his wife, Princess Liliane, in a chic leopard print turban and matching muff. Leopard print for Leopold?! Am I the only one smelling a romantic private message here?!

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Royal Hatsto this day in 1990 when the Princess of Wales attended the passing out parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in a wide-brimmed Philip Sommerville hat. The addition of hatband stripes on the brim is a great touch.

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Royal Hats 110 years to this week in December 1911 when the last of three Delhi Durbars took place and King George V and Queen Mary were crowned Emperor and Empress of India. While the coronation took place on December 12, the king in the Imperial State crown and Queen Mary in the tiara we now refer to as the Delhi Durbar as it was assembled from several other pieces specifically for this event, the celebration lasted a week. The third photo below shows the new Emperor and Empress at another parade, both in hats.

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Royal Hats over a century back to Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia out for a winter walk with her younger brother, Tsarevitch Alexei.

I woke to a similar covering of snow this morning- what kind of weather (and corresponding season of hat!) are you experiencing where you live?

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