Hat From the Past

Royal Hats41 years ago today when Princess Margaret took joined in independence festivities on the island of Tuvalu in the most marvelous headdress.

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Ascot Hats From the Past

Royal Hatsto June 20, 1969 when the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret arrived for the fourth day of racing during Ascot week that year. The Queen Mum’s blue hat covered in tulle ruffles and wraped in dotted veiling is memorable, but it’s the sweet daisy-covered brim on Princess Margaret’s halo hat that makes me smile.

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Thanks for sharing any royal hats that happen to be worn around the world today, in the comments below.

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Ascot Hats From the Past

I need to step away from the blog for a week- while I’m away, we’re going to whet our Ascot hat appetites with a look back at some more memorable designs that appeared on royal heads at races in the past. We start this series of flashbacks today with a pair of hats from over 70 years ago that feel as though they could fashionably fit in today.

Royal Hatsto June 16, 1948 and an arrival at the races by newlywed Princess Elizabeth in a floral and veil trimmed percher cocktail hat and Princess Margaret in an upturned halo design with feathers around the brim.

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How timeless do you think these two designs are?! In my absence, please share any royal hats worn around the world today in the comments. I’ll see you all back here in a week!

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Ascot Hats From the Past

Royal Hats twenty-two years back to the carriage procession into Royal Ascot on June 17, 1997. The late Princess Margaret wore a ruched toque hat overlaid in the same blue and white silk as her scarf while the Duchess of Gloucester sported some Puritan vibes in this peach straw hat with wide, flat brim and tall crown.

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I don’t expect there will be many (or any?!) royal hats worn today but please do share and chat about any do make an appearance in the comments here.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day, 50 years ago, and Princess Margaret in a wonderfully vibrant, feather covered turban.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hatsto an undated photo (my guess is early 1950s) of a young Princess Margaret in a summery straw hat with interesting folded brim.

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Hat From The Past

Royal Hats to this day, seventy years ago, and a pair of young and very fashionable sisters arriving at St. Margaret’s, Westminster for a society wedding.

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