Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats twenty-three years to June 21, 1996. While the Queen Mother’s blue veiled capulet hat is a classic and very recognizable millinery look for her, the Countess of Snowdon’s ecru straw design with black stripes is a unique shape I can’t remember seeing on another royal hat- can you?

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Ascot Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to Ascot in June 1982. Although pale ice blue was the colour chosen on this day by both  the Queen and her mum, the Queen Mother’s look is far from restrained in this marvelous helmet of blue and palest pink organza flowers overlaid in a delicate chevron printed veil.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to November 11, 1932 and an Armistice Day ceremony in Whitehall, London, just as we will see this weekend. A young Duchess of York wore a black cloche (one of her go-to hat shapes at the time) while Queen Mary wore an elegant but interesting black hat with curved kettle brim.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1940, 78 years ago, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited several bombed areas of London. Queen Elizabeth’s dramatically sideswept brim hat (with swirled pleats on the underside of the raised brim) is all kinds of wonderful and shows, again, how a brim shape we think of as rather contemporary isn’t truly so.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats Looking back to August 1980 and the 80th birthday celebrations of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Still in her turban era, the birthday hat she donned that day was a voluminous concoction of silk organza dotted ruffles and white feathers. For one’s 80th birthday, why not?!

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1935 when a young Duchess of York opened the Middlesex Hospital in London in a lace gown and wide bow trimmed picture hat with fascinating circular cutouts (or an underlay of silk printed with large dots?) on the brim.

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Hats From The Past

Royal Hats to another pair of newlyweds, on honeymoon in a casual pair of hats, ninety-five years ago this month.

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