Yesterday, Princess Anne attended the annual Not Forgotten Association Christmas Party, a national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. While she did not wear a hat, Buckingham Palace released two nostalgic photos of a royals at this same event- below is a young Duke and Duchess of York in 1921 and the late the late Princess Mary (daughter of King George V and Queen Mary) in what looks like the 1940s. The resemblance between Princess Mary and Queen Elizabeth is remarkable- as are the hats!
The Not Forgotten Association Christmas Tea Party has been held at St James's Palace since 1921, when their first Royal Patron, Princess Mary, was appointed and invited 600 wounded servicemen for afternoon tea. Princess Mary visited many hospitals during World War I and subsequently became involved with many military charities.