When Prince William was christened in August 1982, it was a major event which, naturally, called for new hats all around. Perhaps as a nod to her new grandson, Queen Elizabeth chose head-to-hem blue dotted silk chiffon for her ensemble.
Using the turban shape Her Majesty often wore during this time, milliner Frederick Fox formed the silk chiffon into fine horizontal pleats around the hat and topped it with a cascade of blue ostrich feathers. This hat is included in the Holyrood House section of this year’s amazing three-part retrospective on the Queen’s fashion and, thanks to the Royal Collection Trust, we get a better view of it than we have seen before.
This hat was worn by The Queen for a visit to the Soloman Islands in 1982. It is made from silk chiffon and ostrich feathers and was designed by Frederick Fox. For 90 days we'll be sharing images of The Queen's enduring style. Follow #HM90fashion and explore our new exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. #Queenat90 #fashion #style #HMTheQueen #TheQueen #instastyle #millinery