Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to March 1982 when the Queen Mother attended the Cheltenham Races in this fantastic woven pink turban with silk flowers.

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Reader Query

Royal Hats Reader Evelyn submitted a request for millinery information with a most personal connection:

In the 1950’s my Aunt and my Mother worked in “The Hat Hospital” somewhere in Kensington, London. It was quite near the palace. They made and mended hats for members of the Royal Family. Does anyone remember it? There is no trace anywhere on the internet. Thank you.

Is anyone able to help with this?

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Queen Elizabeth in a rose-trimmed at the Festival of Britain, summer 1951

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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 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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