Hat From the Past

Royal Hats  Eagle-eyed reader Sarah passed on a most interesting royal hat find a few months ago and I thought it was high time to share it with all of you. This Ebay listing featured a hat from the estate of Princess Lilian of Sweden. Made by Scottish milliner John Boyd, the toque shaped hat is covered in pleated cream and navy silk and trimmed with handmade silk pompoms. The photos below show all sides of the hat including a peek inside- a view we never get to see! It’s a wonderful piece of exceptional quality and workmanship.

 John Boyd design for Princess Lilian  John Boyd design for Princess Lilian

 John Boyd design for Princess Lilian

 John Boyd design for Princess Lilian    John Boyd design for Princess Lilian

Unfortunately, I first saw the listing after it had already closed and was unable to make an offer. Whoever the buyer was, they are the lucky owner of a small piece of Swedish royal millinery history.

Thanks for sharing, Sarah!

Photos from Ebay

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