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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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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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 73 years to this day in 1947 and a trio of most memorable plumed and flower trimmed royal hats worn on a visit to South Africa.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1969, 51 years ago, and a return to London from Christmas break at Sandringham. Princess Margaret’s fur pillbox is a familiar winter hat but it’s the unusual shape of Lady Sarah’s velvet covered design that stands out as particularly interesting.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to June 7, 1977 and a wonderful pair of flower trimmed hats on Princess Margaret and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, en route to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee.

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