Hat From the Past

Royal Hats fifty-one years to July 3, 1970 and the Women’s Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Princess Margaret presented awards to winner Billie Jean King and runner-up Margaret Court in a statement blue circle headpiece with large bow.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats 72 years today to the christening of a future king, held at Buckingham Palace.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1942, 78 years ago, and a wonderful array of hats worn to the christening of Prince Michael of Kent. Princess Marina (holding her son) and the Queen Mum’s jaunty brimmed designs are particularly wonderful and add an air of lightness and fun amidst the military uniforms and tragedy that would soon befall this family (the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael’s father, would be killed in an airplane crash just 21 days later).

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Special thanks to reader Jake for sharing this photo.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 73 years to a quartet of royal hats worn in May 1947 to the Chesea Flower Show. Longtime reader Mitten Mary sent me this photo yesterday, insightfully drawing attention to unique and lovely shape of  Princess Elizabeth (if you can look past her linebacker fur vest) and Princess Margaret’s hats, and the dashing bowler on King George VI.

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This was an entirely new photo to me- immense thanks to Mitten Mary for sharing it!

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats On November 22, 1976, a lavish gold-and-white themed party was held for Colin Tennant (the future Lord Glenconnor) on the Caribbean island of Mustique. Princess Margaret’s embroidered caftan and dramatically embellished silk turban made a statement memorable enough to be included in a Kensington Palace fashion exhibit several years ago.

 

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