105 years ago to June 17, 1914. The late Duchess of Devonshire, Evelyn Cavendish (wife of the 9th Duke of Devonshire) is shown below at Royal Ascot, just a month before the outbreak of WWI, in a marvelously plumed black hat. 97 years later, her great grandson’s wife, the current Duchess of Devonshire, would present the day’s winnings and chat all things racing with the Queen in a turquoise straw hat with feathers and a silk bow.
In your discussion about this pair of century-separated hats, please also include any royal hats worn around the world today. I’ll check in with you all in the comments as I’m able!
Photos from Getty as indicated