to an event, 45 years ago this year, held at the Garden Club de Monaco. Princess Grace attended in a memorably oversized white tam ‘o shanter style hat.
to 56 years ago this week when Queen Elizabeth arrived in Amsterdam in a fur hat with cuff brim for the silver wedding anniversary celebrations of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. She and the Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by Crown Princess Beatrix who sported a flower studded net veil headpiece.
to 1912 and a group of royal siblings (minus their youngest brother) in hats. King George and Queen Mary’s children from left to right are: Prince George (future Duke of Kent), Prince Albert (future King George VI), Princess Mary, Prince Edward (future King Edward XIII) and Prince Henry (future Duke of Gloucester).
to this undated photo of Empress Kōjun (mother of Emperor Akihito, wife of the late Emperor Hirohito) in a wonderful hat with wide, pleated brim overlaid in feathers.
Photo from Getty as indicated
to this day in 1946 and a photograph taken at a Christmas celebration at the Swedish legation of Copenhagen that captured Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte of Denmark in Swedish St. Lucia wreaths. So sweet.
forty years ago to this day in 1977 and the christening of Peter Philips at Buckingham Palace. Turbans seem to be the style of the day and the Queen, her mother, her sister and daughter all wore versions in blue. The colour coordination is amusing, as is the slight air of ‘swimming costume’ eminating from the Queen Mum’s blue feathered design and the ‘fallen chef’s hat’ look of Princess Anne’s striped design. Thankfully, this is not a millinery era that looks likely to come back en vogue.