Readers here will be well acquainted with the witty remarks and wonderful memory for ‘Hats From The Past’ shared here by reader Jimbo. I’m so pleased to pass him the reigns of Royal Hats today for his thoughts on what hats Queen Elizabeth should repeat. Welcome, Jimbo!
I did not grow up in a hat wearing family, except Dad. Mom NEVER wore a hat, because of the catastrophic effects it imposed on her hair! None of my four(!) sisters wore them, except ball caps occasionally. Then came Mrs. Jimbo! This picture is a rainbow of her French berets alone!
This is a picture of the two love birds in matching attire, from August of 1996. BTW, both articles of clothing remain in our rotation to this day!
I called Buck House yesterday, and Princess Anne answered the phone. She is known for digging out treasures from the past. For example, here she is in 2013, wearing a painted chapeau first worn in 1982:
Annie (we’re on first names now) suggested for this project that I delve further back in mummy’s closet, as there are many beautiful hats which could still be worn today. (Spoken from the expert recycler herself!) After all, HM just within two weeks recently wore the same 12 year old light blue hat, which looked fantastic!
June 1, 2017 Buckingham Palace Garden Party; June 17, 2017 Trooping The Colour. Hat by Philip Somerville.
I tried to choose some that, even today, would be nice ensembles. Needless to say, the possibilities are literally endless!
Please enjoy a REIGN-BOW of beauties, some from the distant past, that I would like to see again!
February 15, 2012 Hat by Angela Kelly.
June 15, 2016 Hat by Angela Kelly
October 10, 2002
July 10, 2005
November 13, 2008
June 27, 2012
November 6, 2004 Hat by Philip Somerville.
October 23, 2008 Hat by Philip Somerville.
May 16, 2000
November 16, 2011. Hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan
November 26, 2009
JamesB proudly told us of his Royal “elbow rubbing” with Princess Michael, but I have him beat! I’ve been with TWO British queens: I shook hands with John Inman at a book signing in 1994, and I attended an Elton John concert in 1987, when he was in town!