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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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to a photograph that appeared in The Illustrated London News on this day, 107 years ago. King George V had been king for just eight days and is pictured in naval uniform along with the future Edward VIII. Queen Mary was resplendent in an Edwardian feather trimmed hat.

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Hat From The Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1924 which saw a young The Prince of Wales (later Edwad VIII and still later, Duke of Windsor) in a newsboy cap while touring Canada.

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