Hats From the Past

Royal Hats110 years on this day back to the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle. I adore the contrasting statements between Queen Mary’s gigantic ostrich plumed hat and the 17-year-old prince’s streamlined gold coronet!

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to September 5, 1932, 88 years ago, and a very sweet tam-sporting Princess Elizabeth returning to Balmoral Castle from attending Sunday morning service at nearby Crathie Kirk with her grandparents. Queen Mary’s pleated toque hat is embellished with fabric leaves and a diamond brooch, an addition that also seems to be on her granddaughter’s tam, in mini version.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats With this year’s Order of the Garter procession just a week away, here is a look back to Garter Days in 1913 and 1948. The British royals take tradition seriously- no surprise that in 116 years, the ceremonial hats have not changed!