Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to the Epsom derby in June 1976 and a bumper brimmed hat in the most marvelous blue and green print worn by the Queen Mother. 1970s fashion gets a bad rap but wouldn’t you say, this is some of the best?!

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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 Hats81 years ago to this day in 1939. The Queen Mother  departed the liner  ‘Empress of Britain’ at Southampton in a uniquely shaped, folded hat trimmed with a pair of jeweled brooches.

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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 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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