Open Post

Since this is our last open post (I’ll be back on Wednesday), I saved a corker of a hat to accompany it. On this day in 1970, Princess Anne was touring Australia and chose this John Boyd design to wear to a garden party in Brisbane. With its spherical crown and perching bird on the brim, it’s a most memorable piece. In the hundreds (thousands?) of royal hats we’ve discussed here at Royal Hats, few hold a candle to this.

Please share current royal goings on (especially the hats!) in the comments below and I look forward to getting back to our regular schedule of posts on Wednesday!
Photo from Getty as indicated
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23 thoughts on “Open Post

  1. Given her practical penchant for recycling, I am surprised that Princess Anne hasn’t re-attached that perching bird to other, more recently worn hats. The bird’s a perfect addition for a garden party. .
    This is a good opportunity too for Angela Kelly to get her glue gun ready: she could attach this bird so that its beak goes right into one of the big flowers at the front of one of Queen Elizabeth’s hats.

  2. Thank you, Aberdeen, for the second angle of the John Boyd hat. Love the style and it suits Princess Anne. I’m personally not taken with the bird perched on it!

  3. I don’t remember ever seeing this hat before. It is very different than what I am used to seeing on her, and a fun departure. Not a hat I would wear, but she looks very nice in it.

      • I believe it was a dark green hat but hat queen may be able to clarify this on Wednesday. She wore some lovely hats on this tour. Does anyone know if any were ever repeated ?

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