Ascot Hats From the Past

Royal Hatsto the Ascot races in 1935. The Prince of Wales looked characteristically handsome in a smart grey top hat while and his companion, Wallis Simpson, wore a curiously utilitarian small, brimless hat that looked almost as if it was part of a uniform. Until diving into the archives to prepare this series, I didn’t realize these two had made an Ascot appearance.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day, seventy-nine years ago, when not yet a year after the abdication, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were met in Paris by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1941 when the Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrived in Washington, the Duchess in an elegantly prim pillbox hat.

The Danish opening of Parliament this morning will undoubtedly see a number of hats worn by Queen Margrethe, Princess Mary, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte – please use the comments to share links to these along with any others worn today.

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