Another one of Queen Elizabeth’s instantly recognisable hats from the past is the design Simone Mirman created for Prince Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales on July 1, 1969.
It’s no surprise that this famous ensemble is included in this year’s landmark 3-part exhibition “Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe.” The Royal Collection Trust recently shared the following photo and video of the outfit and hat on display at Holyrood House. The video below gives a wonderfully close view of the hat.
This co-ordinating coat and hat was worn by The Queen for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, 1 July 1969. The ensemble of pale primrose yellow comprises a silk crepe long-sleeved coat and matching tunic, both applied with pearl and bugle bead embroidery. The striking hat appears to have been inspired by Tudor prototypes. #Queenat90 #fashion #style #HM90fashion #instastyle #millinery #1960s
Here is a closer look at the hat we shared yesterday. This striking hat was worn by The Queen for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969. It is made of pale primrose yellow silk and consists of a crown entirely embroidered with pearls and bugle beads. To the crown is attached a panel of silk with lines of embroidery which covers the back of the head to the nape of the neck. The hat appears to have been inspired by Tudor prototypes and was a style repeated on several occasions in different colours and materials. #Queenat90 #fashion #style #HM90fashion #instastyle #millinery #1960s